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The Vault Comedy Club Karaoke Night The Vault. l I I0 Polloksltayys Road. ()4‘) 0007. (ipm. Free. This karaoke night at the Vault should gttarantee a l‘eyy good tunes and plenty of laughs. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Bttildittg. Renl'reyy' Street. 08707 870707. 7pm. £7. Laughs a-plenty' l‘rom sharp talker Alistair Barrie. rising star .‘ylarty Wilson. Tony Woods and loyealile Irish tnan I)ara ()‘Briain.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 000 6055. 9pm. to (£5). The eyangelical energy of Junior Simpson pay es the yyay lot' cynical lady llils Barker. \eyy I)eal comedian Tony ('artet‘ and \Voody.
Capital Comedy: Duck Downe The Laughing Duck. 24 Mon e Street. 220 2370. 8.30pm. £3. li\pect hags ol‘ l'un arid l'riyolity at this stand-up night in lidinliurgh's pretnier gay cotttedy name. is ith .\l(‘ .\lac Star and headliner Patrick Rolink.
Big Word Performance Poetry The Tron. 0 Hunter Square. High Street. 2260031. ‘) llptn. £3 tl."2i. \V'iy (iee kicks off this poetry slam dttnk with help lrom deadpan tnan Stephen Barnaby. Sean McBride and Laura ('ameron-l.eyy'is. plus .\l(‘s Jeni Rolls and Jenny Lindsay. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 553 7272. 9pm. U) tf5l. (’otnedy night to he held under the auspices ol‘ nippy (ilasyyegian compere l‘rankie Boyle. l'eaturing no nonsense northerner Ray Peacock. Teddy and a sprinkling ol' other guests.
The Snatch Social The liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2504. l0.30pm 3am. £4 tL'3.50t. The neyyly re- hranded. lilth-liyated. l'unky disco-cum- caharet. cotnpered hy Tap Water Ayyard yyinner Tony ('arter and Harry .-\ltts\yot'llt (aka Perrier .\'e\y comer yy inner (iarth ('ruikshankl hack lrom the dead.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Renl'reyy Street. 08707 870707. 7pm. U2. See Thu 13.
The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 000 (105.5. 0pm. [7 (£0). lintertainment lit for the weekend yyith Jttnior Simpson. laid hack laughter- meister Day id Kay. llils Barker. \Voody attd genial host Sitsan Morrison.
The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. l I I0 Pollokshayys Road. (1400007. 9pm. 9.8. Regular cotnpere I)es .\lcl.can introduces the cotnedy talents of charming titan l)om (‘arrolL Allen (’halmers and Saj (‘houdhty
Daniel Kitson: Lover, Thinker, Artist and Prophet ('ottier Theatre. 03 U5 llyndland Street. 0870 (ll 3 2(152. 8pm. £10t£8l. l'l'c‘slt from the Melbourne (‘omedy l‘estiy'al. Daniel Kitson giy'es it all (in a Daniel Kitson kind ol' yyay'l at his neyy shoyy. Lut't'l: ‘I'ln’n/u'rz Artist and I’rn/t/nrl. See panel.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni (’entre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 7pm. U2. Stand-up night yyith lot'lnet' priest Allie Joey. Todd Saytyer, geed tip (ieordie (iay in Webster and satirical lt'lslt storyteller 0“ en ()‘Neill. See panel.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £7 1%). All aboard the
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good ship cotttedy. \y ith slick ('anadian T001 Stade. Ray l’L‘ttL‘UL‘k. ('harlie Rttss attd liy'ely host Vladimir .\lcTa\-ish at the helm.
The Bedlam lmproverts Bedlam Theatre. | lh Bristo Place. 225 0803. 10.30pm. £3.50 tt‘3i. Late night laughter iny'oly itig much audience participation. drunken reyelry and spontaneous comedy
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. Renl'reyy Street. 08707 870707. 7pm. U3. See Thu l3.
Bruce Morton@Madcap Comedy CIUb The State Bar. I43 Holland Stl'CL‘l. 332 2|5‘). 9pm. [7 (tot. \Veel-kent
story teller and l'ortncr Perrier nominee recounts hoty a domestic argtunent led to a cold hike in his tirst one-man sltoyy in sl\ years.
The Stand The Stand. 55.5 \Voodlaltds Road. 0870 (i00 (i055. 9pm. 9.8. See liri l4 hut with host Vladimir .‘ylcTay isli. The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. ll 10 Pollokshayys Road. 04‘) 0007. 0pm. £8. See l-‘ri l4. although Janey (iodley takes oy er as host.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni ('entre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 7pm. L'l3. See l'i'i l4.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. [8. See l‘ri l4 but with host Susan Morrison.
STAND UP s't 0tth t. l l INC DANIEL KITSON
Cottier Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 14 May
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 555 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 hi)” (i055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3l. l-‘eisty political contedian llils Barker. ('harlie Ross and other guests l'rom the yyorld ol‘ comedy join regular Sunday stand-up .\lichael Redmond.
The Sunday Show The Vault. l I It) Pollokshayys Road. 64‘) 0007. 9pm. 9.5. A y'eritahle least of local cotnedy talent featuring Richard Allen. the ttncomprontising “it til Raymond .\learns. Sandra Johnstone and John (iillick.
Edinburgh Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The
Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. liree. l-'t'eelot‘ttt l'unniness and hangoy er- hanishing antics lrom resident duo Pattl (iraham and Stuart Murphy. l’reetstylel cotttedy doesn't get much better than this. Bruce’s Sunday Social Club The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 ([3 l. The e\ er sociable comedy hot
yy ire that is Brttce l)ey lin plays host to the snail paced yin ol' Day id Kay. John Scott attd other guests.
The Comedy Social The Vault. l I In Pollokshayys Road. 04‘) 0007. (iptn. liree. Day'id llel‘l'ron comperes this cotnedy get together and Hen acts night lt‘allll'lttg‘ a Scottish headliner eyery neck and plenty of drinks promos.
On 19 June 1843, Karl Marx married his love Jenny von Westphalen. On the same day in 1937, JM Barrie died aged 77. Exactly 16 years later Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at the hands of the US government for being ‘enemies of the state’. Two years after that, Nick Drake started his short, tragic, influential life. Then there was a gap, 3 break in the waves, until in 1978, one dark and stormy night, a boychild was carried into the dank Yorkshire air and held up to feel the profanity and vulgarity of all mankind. They called him Daniel Kitson.
0K, sorry, got a bit Alex Haley there and none of these things are really connected; they just so happen to have happened on the same day, but you know Kitson would somehow be able to bring them together. If he wanted to. But Kitson never really seems to do anything other than moan a lot and (more importantly) hone his comic craft. His 2003 show, Something, was a brave departure from the slowfire belly laugh-in he delivered up the previous year for his Perrier Award-winning set but it was no less interesting. Called A Made Up Story, it told the Jackanory-ish tale of Dora: a misfit in an ugly world trying to find love.
God knows what he will deliver this time but have no doubt that it will be a gift offered up from hours of hard work and quirky deliberation by a very
hairy man. (Paul Dale)
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. L'l. Let the hear hailing begin? A hoard ol' neyyconters is throyyn into the pit \y ith otin host (This Henry and headliner John McBride l'or protection.
Classic Comedy Videos The Vault. l l 10 Polloksltayys Road. (1490007. (ipm. liree. Watch your l‘ay'ottrite cotttedy classics on the big plasma screen.
Red Raw The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 (3055. 8.30pm. £2. ('otnpere ('hris llenry arid headliner Nick has ies gttide a cltttch ol' stand-up neyy comers through their paces.
Comedy Benefit Evening The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. u» (£4). Stand-up night in aid of ()ne Parent l‘amilies Scotland and featuring a hand ol comedy heroes. Raising tnoney has never been so much fun!
Hairy Watt Comedy Club The l'nion. lleriot Watt l'niyersity. Riccarton. 451 5333. 0pm. £3. (‘otnedy night tor students and guests only. leaturing the hard-hitting \y it of Scottish cotnedy stalytarts Raytnond .\learns and Parrot. plus kilt-loy ing yyonder hoy John Ross.
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Comedy Benefit Evening The Stand. 3.33 Woodlands Road. 0870 000 (i055. ()pm. to (H). A host of local comedians yolttnteet‘ their sery ices to help raise lunds tor the (ilasgoyy (ireen Party.
Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance The Vault. l I ll) Polloksltayys Road. 04‘) 0007. ()pm. Hi. lmproy cotnedy night featuring pop hunny Sandy .\'e|son and his trusty creyy hand ol' mirth-makers. inclttding Raymond .\learns. Joe lleenan and I)es .\lcl.ean.
Capital Comedy: The Comedy Cave Nichol lidyyards. .\'iddry Street. 556 86-12. 9pm. £2. Hi inn and laughs galore at this yyeekly comedy night hosted by Mac Star. with plenty ot~ drinks promos to keep the spirits high. (iraetne Thomas headlines yy ith support lt'otn some fresh laces to the comedy scene. A Kick Up the Tabloids The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 th. Breaking neyys from around the yyorld is treated yy ith cheek. irreyerence and hlatant contempt in some side-splitting topical satire from acting political polemicists Pattl Sneddon. Susan Morrison and John l‘lint.
The Phil Kay Show The Vault. l I In Pollokshayys Road. 04‘) 0007. 0pm. £5. Please note rescheduled shit“ from May l3. lle ones to go a yy'andering along.
yy ell. any kind ol‘ track at all. \Vordsmith eytraordinaire Phil Kay brings his unique style ottt tor a regular airing. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. Rent'reyy Street. 08707 870707. 7pm. [7. .\like Milligan. cheeky .‘ylanc Tony Burgess. Steye Harris and the spellbinding Reginald H Hunter share the comedy platl'orm.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 (till) (1055. 0pm. to tt'5l. li\pect the laughs to Hon l'reely yy ith character comedian liddie Bannon. droll (ilasyy egian l)a\id Kay attd local mirtlrmaker John Ross.
Edinburgh Piranha Performance Poetry Show The ('anons' (iait. 232