Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to comedyGlichomk, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Rachael Street.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £7. Charismatic comic Miles Crawford leads the way for Todd Sawyer. straight-talking Geordie Gavin Wtbster and Australian funny man Jitn Jeffries.
G Babycham Funny Women Competition The Vault. l l 10 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. £6. Now in its second year. this search to find the best up and coming female comedy talent comes to Glasgow. Last year the Scottish date produced some of the hottest funny ladies. so let's hope the Scots do as well this year. Local comedy veteran Janey Godley lends a seasoned hand as compere. GThe Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Some may say the weekend starts on Thursday. and with help from the ever-surreal Andy Parsons. Brummie comic Andy White. Gary Little and host Jane Mackay. it just might. See panel for Andy Parsons.
The Edinburgh Edition The Three Tuns Wine Vaults. 7 -l 1 Hanover Street. 07909 552345. 8pm. £2. Join the Capital Comedy Crew for this new weekly comedy quiz as they rake through the trivia and trash from this week's news. Funny man Ashley Frieze provides some light relief from all that brain work.
Leith Festival Comedy Showcase The Cameo Bar. 23 Commercial Street. Leith. 554 9999. 8pm. £8. New acts from the Stand School of Comedy Capers show the world (or Leith) what they've learnt. Part afthe [with Festival.
Big Word Performance Poetry The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 0931. 9pm. £3 (£2). Laughter in rhyming couplets from Rob Gee. MC Jenny Lindsay and guests Peter Alexander. Chris Hicks and polemical poet lillie Walton. Cowgate Central Comedy Club Cowgate Central Comedy Club. Wilkie House. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 9744. 9pm. £7 (£5). Sharp. observational humour from Nick Doody. plus plenty of laughs from Mat 8; Farron. Teddy and irreverent host Bruce Devlin.
Reg Anderson’s Festival Comedy The Lighthouse. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. Tonight Reg plays hosts to two very special guests front across the pond. the l950s-style cabaret duo Daze and Muntz who regularly entertain on the Vegas circuit. Support comes from lovely local John Scott. Geordie duo Matt and Farron. and Frank Curtain. Part aft/1e Leith Festival.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Des McLean. the familiar face and voice of Scottish comedy. joins New Deal comedian Tony Carter and others for a night of stand- up hosted by explosive cotnpere Frankie Boyle.
The Snatch Social The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Funky disco- cum-cabaret. comically compered by Tony Carter and Harry Ainsworth. Funk and hip hop sounds by Babes and Trendy Wendy (monthly resident).
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £12. See Thu l0.
0 The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£6).
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Cheery chappie Andy Parsons (see panel) fronts this comedy line-up. which also
3 includes laughter-titeisters Ian Sainsbury. hard man Gary Little and host Susan
Morrison. Gong Show Cul de Sac. 44—46 Ashton Lane. 334 4749. |0.30pm. Free. Dr Paul's
’ lock-in gong show. where contestants try to
entertain the crowd and beat the dreaded gong. Part oft/1e West End Festival.
Edinburgh Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs.
()mni Centre. Greenside Place. 08707
: 870707. 8pm. £12. Make way. make way § for the hard-hitting gospel of heavy metal preacher the Reverend ()badiah
Steppenwolfe III. with side-splitting
support from free-flowing charmer Alex
Boardman. moustachioed Aussie Trevor
‘ Crook and Irish japester Kevin Gildea.
Cowgate Central Comedy Club
Cowgate Central Comedy Club. Wilkie House. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 9744.
9pm. £8. Danny James warms up the crowd for his guests Martin ‘Bigpig' Mor. sharp talker Nick Doody and the sick. sick humour of local comic Teddy.
Reg Anderson’s Festival Comedy The Lighthouse. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. Loveable laughter-guru
Reg Anderson plays host to fast-talking funnyman Parrot. Kirsty Moss and Scottish stalwart Bill Dewar. I’art aft/1e Leith Festival.
0 The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). The sharp
TONY LAW The Stand, Edinburgh, Fri 11-Sun 13 Jun; Jongleurs, Edinburgh, Fri 18 & Sat 19 Jun
shooters of the comedy world. including
Canadian crowd-pleaser Tony Law. Brummie boy Andy White. Tap Water Award winner Tony Carter all line up for lovely host Jane Mackay. See panel for Tony Law.
7 Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs.
UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £l3. See Thu 10. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 332 2159.
8.30pm. £5 (£4). Please note earlier
summer start time for the regular Madcap comedy ventures. with guests Janey
' Godley. Viv Gee. Austin Lowe and
compere Billy Bonkers.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands
Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £8. See Fri 1 l but with host Jane Mackay.
, The Vault Comedy Club The Vault.
l l 10 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm.
£8. Regular Saturday night comedy with
slick host Joe Heenan. versatile comedian Paul Sneddon. impressionist Gerry Grant and the bold Woody.
Comedy lmprov (‘ul de Sac. 44—46
Ashton Lane. 334 4749. 10.30pm. Free. Late night freestyle comedy. Part oft/1e West 15ml Festival.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()tnni Centre. Greenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £l3. See Fri ll. Cowgate Central Comedy Club
A Law himslf
Perhaps the most tricky thing for stand-up comics is to ﬁnd that certain something which makes them stand out from the pack. I certainly don’t know of too many funny folk who have had impersonations of a brachiosaurus in their act. Would you even know what a brachiosaurus
was if it happened to drop in your lap?
Tony Law, then, is no average stand-up. Half-Trinidadian, half-Canadian, he got his first break by convincing Lenny Henry’s brother (a regular in the bar that Law was working in) that he was a star in the making. With the aid of an ale or ten, he stormed the open slot in which he performed his debut and went on to win a comedy competition at Glastonbury.
One warning: do not on any account heckle this man. One typical come- back was aimed at a female heckler: ‘And you suck your dad’s cock with that mouth?’ That’s just plain nasty. That said, maybe his biggest mistake to date was to get involved with Daisy Donovan’s ‘comedy’ quiz ‘show’, Does Doug Know?, though others could be cruel enough to point to the part he played in The Dinks sketch show as a Iowlight. While both projects certainly have their keen advocates, we’d much rather he brought on the dancing brachiosaurus. (Brian Donaldson)
Cowgate Central Comedy Club. Wilkie HoUse. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 9744. 9pm. £8. See Fri ll. ’ Reg Anderson’s Festival
Comedy The Lighthouse. 32—34 The Shore. Leith. 554 9465. 9pm. £4. Reg's 3 guests include Des McLean. deadpan man Graeme Thomas and New Zealand gag merchant Simon McKinney. Part of the Leith Festival.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Fri II but with a mystery host. '_
; Michael Redmond’s Sunday
Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Keyboard comedian lan Sainsbury joins Geordie japester Tony Carter for an evening in the company of deadpan Irishman Michael Redmond.
Edinburgh Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The
Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm.
Free. Freestyle laughter-gurus Paul Graham and Stuart Murphy take to the stage with their unique brand of comedy
hangover cure. Free(form) comedy , doesn‘t get much better than this.
0 Bruce’s Sunday Social Club
The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272.
8.30pm. £4 (£3). Regular rollicking host Bruce Devlin lassoes in the comedy talents of Canadian gagster Tony Law
(see panel). Gary Little and other guests . from the world of stand-up.
0 Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance (‘ottier Theatre. 93—95 Hyndland Street.
357 3868. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Four men (namely Joe Heenan. Des McLean. Raymond Mearns. Sandy Nelson and
Allen Chalmers) show us what happens you mix together tireless comedy heroes with a piano. a guitar and plenty of I freestyle comic imagination. This 3
popular mix of songs. character sketches.
improv humour gets a special run at the
Cottier. I’art oft/re West Fm] Festival. The Comedy Social The Vault.
l 1 l0 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. Free. Compere David Heffron brings l together members of the Scottish ‘
comedy circuit with a handful of new
acts with plenty of drinks promos to keep the laughter ﬂowing loud and long.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 i 7272. 8.30pm. £l. Compere Chris Henry
and headliner Henry McNab lead a flock of beginners along the high precipices and leafy valleys of comedy stand-up.
Glasgow Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance Cottier Theatre. 93-95 Hyndland Street.
357 3868. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). See Mon 14. Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands
Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £2. Henry McNab is the act to follow for
' tonight‘s gaggle of stand-up virgins.
Comedy Benefit Evening The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£4). A clutch of comedians line-up for cash to help support VS().
Comedy Beneﬁt Evening The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600
6055. 9pm. £6 (£4). A host of charitably-minded comics offer their laughter-inducing services to raise money for Tenteleni. which helps African children by providing health attd general education.