1 He’s a comic’s comic Being adored by an audience is one thing but being held in regard by your fellow funsters is another. It's going back a bit, but when he didn't win the Perrier in 1996 despite being the hottest tip since its inception, winner Dylan Moran managed to slur out the opinion that the wrong man got the nod.
2 He’s a comedian who’s actually in a good sitcom So. perhaps as a way of saying thanks for the compliment. Bailey agreed to appear in Moran's excellent Black Books. Though as the put-upon Hawaiian- shirted Manny, he may wonder just how much of a favour it was.
say on first dates. (Brian Donaldson) I Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 9 Jul.
3 He’s a comedian who’s actually good in an OK panel show As the savvy hippie materialist on Never Mind the Buzcocks, he's often the only thing worth watching. Other than Mark Lamarr’s ever ﬂattening barnet.
4 He remembers his old pals Despite the fame, the fun and the fortune, Bailey doesn’t forget his roots. So. he played a small part in the second series of 75 Storeys High for his old Rubber Bishop chum Sean Lock. Heavily disguised though he was in a dimly lit south-east London high rise flat.
5 Anagrammatically Why is he unable to keep a relationship going? Because he can't stop telling ﬁbs to prospective partners: ‘l’ll lie baby,‘ he is often overheard to
Water Award winner Tony Carter previews his new 1511'! Army show. Fringe Preview The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Henry McNab introduces this special Fringe preview show. featuring David Kay and Paul Sneddon aka Fireball and Bob Doolally from BBCl's Live Flour Show.
Fringe Festival Show Preview The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8pm. £5 (£4). See Tue 13. Fringe Preview The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. 10pm. £5 (£4). See Tue 13.
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Bi-monthly sketch show steered along by the improvisational talents and offbeat humour of crazy kids Ewan John. Ian (.‘rocker. Will Andrews. Gareth (‘ruckshank and Colin Heggie. Capital Comedy: The Comedy Cave Nichol Edwards. Niddry Street. 07909 552345. 9pm. £2. MC Mac Star. Kieran Butler. Paul Glasswell. Andy Sir and more keep the laughs rolling at the weekly Comedy Cave session.
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The Thursday Show The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Gentleman comedian Will Smith. whose polite demeanour belies a delicious wicked streak. teams up with John Gordon for a night of laughs hosted by Raymond Mearns.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Jane Mackay introduces stand-up talent from home and abroad. including the physically and musically talented Joe Rooney. plus laughter gurus Nick Leonard. Jo Jo Sutherland and more. The Edinburgh Edition The Three Tuns Wine Vaults. 7—1 1 Hanover Street.
()7909 552 345. 8pm. £2. Peter Aitchison and Kieran Butler add a dash of comedy to this weekly news-based quiz.
The Snatch Social The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). See Thu 8.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'(}(‘ Building. Renf'rew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £12. Timing is everything with crafty comic Ben Bailey. as he lines tip alongside Janey Godley. Australian giant (‘olin Cole. the irreverent Reverend ()badiah Steppenwolfe Ill and John McBride. The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£6). Jests and jibes to keep the laughter rolling from well-bred funny mart Will Smith. Al Pitcher. John (iordon and chatter-box host Susan Morrison.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 8.15pm. £12. Lively Liverpudlian Brendhan Riley shares the comedy spotlight with Iranian funny lady Shappi Khorsandi. laid back banter meister Sean Collins and the ever surreal Stu Who‘.’.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Joe Rooney entertains the masses with his musical impressions. aided by comedy champions Nick Leonard. Jo Jo Sutherland and host Jane Mackay.
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Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 16.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. 9pm. £8. See Fri 16. but with host Jane Mackay.
The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. 1 1 l0 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. £7. Surreal comedian Des (‘larke hosts this comedy night starring
laconic Irishman Michael Redmond. Glasgow hard man (iary Little and John (iillick.
Phil KayQMadcap Comedy Club The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). Journalist. surrealist and off-beat comedian Phil Kay brings one of his intimitable solo shows to Madcap’s regular Saturday slot.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. Greenside Place. 08707 870707. 8.15pm. £13. See Fri 16.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Fri 16. although Susan Morrison takes over compering duties.
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). John Gillick guests at Michael Redmond‘s weekly Sabbath slot.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. Free. See Sun 11.
Bruce’s Sunday Social Club The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Al Pitcher. Euan John and other guests from the world of stand-up join anarchic host Bruce Devlin for an evening of comedy capers.
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Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4. See Mon 12. Gagging for It The Vault. 1 1 10 Pollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. Free. See Mon 12.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Headliner Teddy and compere liuan John lead the way for a handful of beginners taking their first steps in the stand-up world.
Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £2. See Tue 13.
Comedy Benefit Evening The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£4). A host of generous comedians from the Scottish circuit stand-up to raise money for Friends of the liarth.
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Comedy Benefit Evening The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £4. Help to raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Unit and have a laugh at the same time in the company of some of the best acts on the Scottish comedy scene.
A Kick Up the Tabloids The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Resident political satirists Paul Sneddon. Frankie Boyle. Susan Morrison and John Flint scan the headlines for the best (and worst) topical titbits from across the world. Capital Comedy: The Comedy Cave Nichol Edwards. Niddry Street. 07909 552 345. 9pm. £2. Hi jinx and laughs galore at this weekly comedy night hosted by MC Mac Star and featuring headliner Jo Jo Sutherland. plus Andy Sir. Austin Lowe and Robert Parker.
Big Word Perlonnance Poetry As the festival season looms, Big Word gives us a freestyle special with Richard Medrington, Rachel Jury and Ash Dickinson among your verse maestros. The Tron, Edinburgh, Thu 8 Jul.
" Bill Bailey He's Part Troll once again with a national tour of his latest musical extravaganza stopping off nowhere near Edinburgh. See panel. Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 9 Jul.
-' It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World The sketch show returns with more improv lunacy from the likes of Euan .John, Gareth Cruikshank and Colin Heggie. The Stand, Edinburgh, Wed 14 Jul.
Jongleurs Comedy Club A chance to catch US comic Ben Bailey before he makes a splash at the Fringe plus camera-happy Scottish stand-up Janey Godley (pictured) and rabble-rousing reverend , Obadiah Steppenwolfe. Jongleurs. Glasgow, Fri 76 Jul.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Top dog Raymond Mearns lines up the gags with help from former SMTV presenter Des McLean. plus Richard Thomson and Ian Fox.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Sparkling wit from Irishman Andrew Maxwell. who is joined by quick-witted Californian Jovanka Steel and card shark Steven Dick guest at this regular pre- weekend comedy show.
The Edlnburgh Edition The Three Tuns Wine Vaults, 7—1 1 Hanover Street. 07909 552345. 8pm. £2. Derek Lightfoot and a special mystery guest provide the laughs at this to ical weekly news quiz. The Snatch clal The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). See Thu 8.
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