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Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £7. Jo Enright regales with tales of her long. long journey to the stand- ttp stage. with support from Phil Butler. former undertaker Dom Carroll and that forthright preacher of the comedy gospel. the Reverend ()badiah Steppenwolfe Ill. The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Roll happily into Friday as compere Raymond Mearns. quick-witted comedian Mick Ferry and topical local Teddy provide a barrage of laughs.
The Edinburgh Edition The Three Tuns Wine Vaults. 7—1 1 Hanover Street. ()131 225 5412. 8pm. £2. Fast-talking stand-up Vladimir McTavish adds a dash of comedy to this weekly news-based quiz. Reg Anderson’s Night of Comedy Acanthus. 17 Waverley Bridge. 556 2358. 9pm. Free. Comedy maestro Reg Anderson introduces the laughter inducing talents of lrish polernicist Kevin Hayes and affable Scots humourist Dougie Dunlop.
GThe Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). in yer face compere Frankie Boyle plays host to
STAND-UP ADAM HILLS
surreal funny titan Andy Parsons. .‘vlotherwell‘s Mark Bratchpiece. Simon McKinney and more guests from the world of comedy.
The Snatch Social The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l().30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). Filth-fixated. funky disco-cum-cabaret. comically compered by Tony Carter and Harry Ainsworth. Cod fttnk and hip hop style tunes from Babes and Trendy Wendy (monthly resident).
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £12. See Thu 24.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). Start the weekend as you mean to go on with comedy from Mick Ferry. whose likeable persona belies a wickedly funny mean streak. local racortteur Dougie Dunlop and dark hutnourist Teddy.
Gong Show Cul de Sac. 44—46 Ashton Lane. 334 4749. 10.30pm. Free. Dr Paul's lock-in gong show. where contestants try to entertain the crowd and avoid getting beaten off by the dreaded gong. Part oft/1e West End Festival.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. Greenside Place. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £12. [Enjoy a night of belly laughs iii the company of fast-paced Geordie Mike Milligan. challenging New York corttic Paul Provenza. Dave Johns and Steve Harris.
Hills is alive
The Stand, Glasgow, Fri 2 Jul; The Stand, Edinburgh, Sun 4 Jul
Last November, Adam Hills wrote an open letter to Jim Davidson, after the Cockney ‘comic’ had opted not to do his hilarious routines before a front row of disabled folks. In his usual considered, measured, really nice way, Hills opted not to utterly destroy Davidson, but to offer some sound advice on how to deal better with the situation should it arise in the future.
Australian Hills has clearly thought about the topic over some time, what with him being an amputee and all; he hates the word ‘disabled’, far preferring the term ‘mutant’. At one of those unruly Late and Live messes at last year’s Fringe, Daniel Kitson actually stole Hill’s fake limb, leaving the audience (and probably our Adam) rolling in the aisles.
But there are some things which aren’t fit for laughter. Such as the fact that he’s been nominated a mere three times for the Perrier. To Hills’ credit, he has shown zilch bitterness towards those who have triumphed above him or even towards the panel that has made a career out of ignoring him when the final decision is made. This year’s assault on the big prize is his sequel to Go You Big Red Fire Engine. Whatever the Perrier panel choose to do, those who continue to help sell out his shows will point to the fact that he’s still hot to trot. (Brian Donaldson)
68 THE LIST 24 Jun—8 Jul 2004
Q The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Rubber-faced laughter master Artdy Parsons joins Mark ‘Bratchy' Bratchpiece. New Zealander Simon McKinney and hostess with the mostest Jane Mackay for a spot of comedy.
Capital Comedy: Comedy County County Hotel. 15—17 High Street. 01620 892989. 9pm. £5. Tasmanian MC Mac Star lines up the comedy guests. including headliner Bill Dewar. Keir McAlIister. David lleffron. Michael Mcliwan and Paul Pirrie.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l.'(}(‘ Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Thu 24.
Madcap Comedy Club The Vault.
I 1 l0 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). .\'ow starting at the earlier time of 8.30pm. Madcap provides a cracking line-up of laughs. which this week features laconic lrishman Michael Redmond. Ashley Frieze. Sainsbury McGivern and Andy McPartlin.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £8. See Fri 25. but with compere Jane Mackay. The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. 1 l 10 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. £7. Edinburgh funtty man Gordon Brunton takes on compering duties and introduces surreal mirth-maker David Kay. Saj Chaudry. rhyming genius Viv (iee arid Ashley Frieze.
Comedy lmprov (‘ul de Sac. 44- 46 Ashton Lane. 334 4749. 10.30pm. Free. Late night freestyle comedy. I’m-r oft/iv ll’t'sl Ifm/ I‘t’S’IftYll.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. (ireenside Place. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 25.
The Stand The Stattd. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Fri 25. althottgh Susan Morrison takes over as host.
Capital Comedy@Newlands The Newlands Complex. llopetoun Street. 07909 552345. 9pm. £5. This new venue for the Capital Comedy Crew sees Bill Dewar introducing a host of local talent. including Derek l.ightfoot. Michael Mcliwan. Kenny Ken and headliner (iraham MacKie.
GAlive Four Show The Vault. l I It) Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 8.30pm. £3. Four newcomers from the (ilasgow comedy circuit take destirty into their own hands with this new stand-up show fronted by Vladimir Mc'l‘avish. Daft mirthmaker ()bie joins forces with ntummy’s boy Austin Low. Andy Vaughan and Fast lind patter merchant Peter Aitchison.
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Regular Sabbath day comedy offerings from Dougie Dunlop. Antipodean funny mart Simon McKinney and laconic lrish host Michael Redmond.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. Free. Freestyle laughter gurus Paul (iraham and Stuart Murphy take to the stage with their unique brand of comedy hangover cttre. Free( form) comedy doesn't get tnttch better than this.
Reg Anderson’s Night of Comedy The Lighthouse. 32 34 The Shore. l.eith. 554 9465. 8pm. £5 (£3). Compet‘c Reg Anderson introduces
Kevin Hayes. likeable Scots comic John Flint and Leith man Colin Ramone. Bruce’s Sunday Social Club The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Camp host Bruce Devlin invites a whole host of comedy guests to the stage for more Sunday mirth and merrirnent.
Capital Comedy in the Path Path Tavern. Mid Street. 07909 552345. 4pm. £5. Comedy night with MC Shotta. headliner Ashley Frieze and plenty of guests. including Mac Star. Paul Pirie. Michael Mcliwan and David Heffron.
Gagging for It The Vault. l l 10 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. Free. Comedy social night with compere David Heffron and a sprinkling of new acts. plus regulars from the comedy circuit.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Stand-up beginners try out their best lines. with support from an experienced headliner and compere.
Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £2. Headliner Gerry Grant takes a handful of newcomers through their comedy paces.
Fringe Preview The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Henry McNab introduces this special Fringe preview show. featuring the talents of surrealist David Kay and character comedian Patti Sneddon.
Best of Melting Pot The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £5 (£4). Highlights from this comedy improv sketch show. where new writers get a chance to perform their short theatre pieces.
Capital Comedy: The Comedy Cave Nichol Iidwards. Niddry Street. 07909 552345. 9pm. £2. (iraham MacKie headlines at the regular comedy cave slot. providing freefortn laughter and frivolous fun with support from MC Mac Star.
Fringe Festival Show Preview The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). (irab a slice of the early action at non-festival prices. as Tap Water Award winner Tony Carter and his livil Army take to the stage for a special preview.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £7. Comedy with Tony Hendricks - the Jamaican- born white boy with the yardie speak ~ plus musical maestro Mickey Hutton. Johnny (‘andon and professional househusband Stnug Roberts.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Bombastic host Raymond Mearns introduces Hattie-headed funny man John Flint. edgy surrealist Markus Birdrnan. impersonator (ierry Grant and Chris Henry.
0 The Phil Kay Show The Vault.
l 1 l0 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. £5. Off the wall wordsmitlt Phil Kay unravels his tales of the unexpected. humbling from genius to trivial then back again. See panel.