5 ' tosee ANDRE VINCENT
1 He’a not a well man Why else would he have a show entitled Andre Vincent Is Unwe/I? Cancer. diabetes and shattered knees: he's had the lot. And written funny material about them all.
2 It’s In the blood His great- grandfather was an acrobat and. despite his girth, AV ran speedily off to the circus. This vocation apparently took him to ﬁelds as far as Columbia. Nova Scotla and the South China Seas.
3 He may take you chopping
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afterwards Tom Waits once claimed that having been born in a taxi cab made him a perpetual traveller. As Vincent was sprogged in a south London WooHes. he might be more than happy to treat his audience to a pick'n'mix or two.
4 l-lle name It's an anagram of 'lneven Dr Can't'. which. considering his health problems. may or may not explain why he’s been so unlucky. Apparently. he's set to star in yet another sequel to the long-running film series about old geeks:
'Ancient Nerd V'.
5 He hae atorlee to tell the grandchildren in 1992. he opened for Bob Hope in Ohio and appeared briefly as himself in Byker Grove. (Brian Donaldson) I Jong/eurs. Edinburgh, Fri 4 & Sat 5 Jun.
0 Bruce Morton: Splte The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The granddaddy of Scottish comedy and Perrier Award nominee regales the crowds with tales of domestic woe. Jongleura Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707
870707. 8 m. £12. See Thu 3.
So You hlnk You’re Funny McPhabbs. 23 Sandyford Place. 221 0770. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). More aspiring hopefuls line up for this Scottish heat of Channel
. 4's annual comedy search under the
watchful eye of compere Gordon Brunton. The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands
‘ Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£6). Hold on to your seats as ball~breaking comedian Ian Cognito takes to the mic. with support from smooth talker Joe Heenan. Matt & Farron. Andy Sir and host Susan Morrison.
0 Jongleure Comedy Club Jongleurs. Omni Centre. Greenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £12. Andre Vincent. the well-travelled comedian with a talent for improvisation and one-liners. takes to the stage with rising star Eddy Brimson. Stu Who? and pop parodist Sandy Nelson. See panel for Andre Vincent.
: Cowgate Central Comedy Club Cowgate Central Comedy Club. Wilkie House. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 9744. 9pm. £8. See Thu 3 but with compete Danny James.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). A veritable feast of stand-up from Trevor Crook. Leith lad Colin Ramone. satirical Brummie Stan Stanley. Nick Davies and able compere Jane Mackay.
Dunfermllne Comedy Club
‘ Carnegie Hall. East Port. 01383 314000. 9pm. £8. The Fifers welcome the vodka-
soaked soccer chicanery of seasoned and
soused pundit Bob Doolally.
0 Bruce Morton: Splte The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. 7.30pm. £8
(£6). See Fri 4.
Jongleura Comedy Club Jongleurs.
L’GC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707
870707. 8pm. £13. See Thu 3.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £8. See Fri 4 but with host Jane MacKa '.
The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. l l 10 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. £8. Fresh-faced wonderboy Des Clarke is joined by corrupt preacher the Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe lll. Jo Jo Sutherland and Jon Ross.
So You Thlnk You’re Funny The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 9pm. £5 (£4). See Fri 4.
Edinburgh 0 Jongleura Comedy Club Jongleurs. Omni Centre. Greenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 4. Cowgate Central Comedy Club Cowgate Central Comedy Club. Wilkie House. Hasties Close. Cow-gate. 225 9744. 9 m. £8. See Thu 3.
he Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Fri 4.
Bob Doolally’a luro 2004 Tour Rothes Halls. Kingdom Centre. 01592 611101. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Wed 2.
Hamlehea Hooae Comedy Night Hamishes Hoose. 42 Old Sneddon Street. 561 7105. 9pm. Free. East End lass Janey Godley is supported by Francis Healy. Chic O'Connor and Bouncing Bill Dewar as compere.
Mlchael Redmond'e Sunday Servlce The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £2. It's time to get down on your knees and pray to the comedy gods. including this week's deities Joe Heenan. Stan Stanley and father of the flock. Michael Redmond.
Whoae Lunch Ia It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. Free. See Sun 30.
Bob Doolally’e luro 2004 Tour The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Wed 2.
Reg Anderaon'a Featlval Comedy The Lighthouse. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. Sunderland's sunniest face Reg Anderson teams up with put- down master Gordon Brunton for a night of stand-up accompanied by live music from Gonzo Agogo. Part of the Leith Festival.
Glasgow The Comedy Soclal The Vault. iilO Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 6pm. Free. See Mon 31.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1.Antipodean compere Simon McKinney and headliner Ian Watt lend a helping hand to a band of comedy newcomers.
Reg Anderaon'a Feetlval Comedy The Lighthouse. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. Compere Reg introduces topical local Teddy. Chris Broomfield and Garry Little. Part of the Leith Festival.
0 Boothby Oraﬂoe Speclal The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. Special solo show from this long- standing surreal comedian. See preview. Reg Anderaon'a Peatlval Comedy The Lighthouse. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. Magic night with Steven Dick. Devon and compere Reg Anderson. Part of the Leith Festival.
0 Boothby Oraﬂoe Speclal The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £8. See Tue 8.
We a Mad, Mad. Mad World The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Bi-monthly sketch show with crazy kids Ewan John. Ian Crocker. Will Andrews. Garth Cruikshank and Colin Heggie.
Reg Anderaon'e Featlval Comedy The Lighthouse. 32-34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. John McBride. Paul McNeil and James Ferguson present the 'Dark Side of the Toon'. Part of the Leith Festival.
Glasgow Jongleura Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £7. Stand-up night with the charismatic Miles Crawford. Joe Rooney. Geordie mirth-maker Gavin Webster and
tulti-talented Australian Jim Jeffries.
Babycham Funny Woman
Competltlon The Vault. 1 1 it) Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. £6. The best up and coming female comedians compete for a place in the July final in the London. under the auspices of compete Janey Godley. See
he Thureday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. (1870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Much-laudedjovial japester Andy Parsons teams up with energetic Brummie Andy White. Gary Little and host Jane Mackay.
319 Word Performance Poetry The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 0931. 9pm. £3 (£2). Laughter in rhyming couplets comically competed by MC Jenny Lindsay and featuring guests Rob Gee. Peter Alexander. Chris Hicks and polemical poet Ellie Walton. Cowgate Central Comedy Club Cowgate Central Comedy Club. Wilkie House. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 9744. 9pm. £7 (£5). Geordie pranksters Mat & Faron join sick boy Teddy. Nick Doody and wicked host Bruce Devlin. Reg Anderaon’a Featlval Comedy The Lighthouse. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. Stand- up night with local boy John Scott. Matt and Farron. Frank Curtain and compere Reg Anderson. Part of the Leith Festival.
iii l-lattle Hayrldge Once described as the ‘Morrlssey of English comedy'. the ex-Red Dwairer (pictured) digs up some more funnybones. Stand. Glasgow, Thu 27 & Fri 28 May.
iii Owen O'Nelll After doing the business with 72 Angry Men at last year’s Fringe. he'll be back this August for One F/ew Over the Cuckoo ’s Nest. Till then. enjoy his mirthful poetic meanderings. Stand. Edinburgh, Fri 28. Sun 30 May.
Attlla the Stockbroker One of the original UK punk poets sprints across the country for two gigs in one day with radical US singer/songwriter David Rovics in tow. Glasgow Caledonian University 8 Tron, Edinburgh, Tue 7 Jun.
ill? Bruce Morton it's a right good fortnight for the deadpan. and here's the deadest panner of the lot with his show. Spite. Arches, Glasgow. Fri 4 8 Sat 5 Jun.
Andre Vlnoent The former circus man gets out of his sickbed fora night of slick fun. See panel. Jong/eurs, Edinburgh, Fri 4 & Sat 5 Jun.
(it Soothby Oraﬂoe Speclal There can't be too many comics named after a Lincolnshire village. Here’s one. And he’s got a cat. And an act. See preview. Stand. Edinburgh. Tue 8 Jun; Stand. Glasgow. Wed 9 Jun.
it Sabyoham Funny Women Competltlon Who says there are no good woman in comedy? The bubbly company is searching for the funniest rising female across the UK and it's now Glasgow's turn. See preview. Vault. Glasgow. Thu 10 Jun.
The Thureday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). One-time star ofTV and radio Des McLean. New Deal comedian Tony Carter and others join explosive compere Frankie Boyle in his re yular spot.
The Snatch Soclahhe Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3.50). See Thu 27.
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