Reg Anderson’s Night of Comedy .-\canthus. l7 \Yay'ci'lc) Bridgc. 556 2358. 9pm. l-‘rcc. ('omcdy with compcrc ch and gucsts Parrot. Stcycn Dick and Bill Dcwar.

The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7272. 9pm. £0 (£5). Volatilc compcrc l-‘rankic Boylc introduccs \crsatilc cntcrtaincr Dominic lirishy who lincs up in thc company of (ilasgow hardman (iary l.ittlc and hcayy wcight mancunian Jason Maltltn'd. The Snatch Social 'l‘lic liquid Room. ()c Victoria Strcct. 225 256-1. 10.30pm 3am. £4 (£3.50). Scc Thu 22.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. l'(i(‘ Building. chl‘rcw Strcct, 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. Surrcal comcdian Mark Maicr giycs a littlc insight into his crazy world with ahlc support from Martin Bigpig. Dom (‘arroll. laid hack racontcur Dougic Dunlop and wry ohscryational humorist John (iillick.

The Stand 'l‘hc Stand. 33.3 \Yootlltllttls Road. 0870 (>00 (i055. 9pm. £7 (£0). llost Janc Mackay introduccs thc w cird and wondcrl‘ul Simon Munncry and lilthy-mouthcd diya Stisan Murray.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. ()mni ('cntrc. (irccnsidc l’lacc. 08707 870707. 8.15pm. U2. (‘omcdy im'cnlor John Ryan \cnturcs onto lhc stagc in thc company of political polcmicist Indcr Manocha. 'I'om Stadc and quirky ('anadian Rogcr I).

The Stand 'l'hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (L‘fil. Six/ling stand- up night with Sabrina Matthcw s. charactcr comcdian Dominic l-‘rishy. (iary I.ittlc. coincdy giant Jason Manlord and Stisan Morrison as hostcst with thc liltislcst.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. I'(i(' Building. chli'cw Strccl. 08707 870707. 8pm. U3. Scc Hi 30.

Madcap Comedy Club The Slalc Bar. 148 Holland Strcct. 332 2l5‘). 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Fast-talking comcdian Parrot hcadlincs at this stand-up night. with support from .\'cil Mcl‘arlanc and host Billy Bonkcrs.

The Stand 'lillc Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 (i0() (i055. 9pm. £8. Scc Fri 30. but with compcrc Stisan Morrison. The Vault Comedy Club 'l‘lic \‘ault. l I I0 l’ollokshaw‘s Road. 64‘) 0007. 0pm.

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1 He’s Irish Because obviously they're all such hilarious little men and women up for the ‘craic' he‘s just one in a long line of miniature mirth makers. Start with those kind of cliches and we're very likely to end up with a boot in the crack.

2 He’s fond of a pint We seem to be struggling with the Cultural stereotypes here. but let's continue. Maxwell has made use of the capital's superlative hostelries on previous visits and COuld be Often found of an evening, huddled in the corner of Black Bo‘s. pintage in paw. sporting a delightful (it not rather large) flat cap. Now that's proper old school.

3 He’s experienced The List saw Maxwell‘s first ever Fringe performance where he succeeded in charming us while battling valiantly

against the twrn pressures of boozed—up restlessness and giddy interjections.

And that was just the audience. This year

with the emphatically titled This is My Show.

4 He’s grown his hair No fringe and the

sophisticated for that. The aforementioned Barnet is no more and he's old and

probably wiser. ready to employ a ramblin

between Billy Connolly and Yosemite Sam . . . if he hailed from Dublin and liked


5 Anagramatically speaking He was often seen on the Isle of Man judging

sketching competitions. telling peOple ‘a Manx drew well'. (Mark Robertson;

Stand. Edinburgh, Thu 22 8 Fri 23 Jul.

he's back and taking no prisoners Fringe gags please. we're much too

9 sterytelling technique that swrngs

£7. Monkcy hoy Joc llccnan rclcrccs at this stand—up night lcaturing a l'cw largcr- than-Iilc pcrsonalitics. including liast lind goddcss Jancy (iodlcy. lhc homhastic Raymond Mcarns and (ircg Mcllugh.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. ()mni ('cntrc. (irccnsidc l’lacc. 08707 870707. 8.l5pm. £13. Scc liri 30.

The Stand 'l'hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. Scc Fri 30. but with host Janc Mackay.


Capital Comedy@Newlands 'I'lic Ncwlands ('omplcx. llopctoun Strcct. 0790‘) 5523-15. 9pm. £5. M(' Bill Dcwar lincs up thc comcdy talcnt. including

Jonathon Mayor. :\shlc_\ liric/c. Andy Sir and lippy hcadlincr liarrict Bowdcn.


Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service 'l‘hc Stand. 333 \\'oodlands Road. 0870 000 ()()55. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). I.argcr than lil‘c Brummic girl Stisan Murray joins dcadpan Irishman Michacl Rcdmond tor an cycning ol' hclly laughs.


Free 8. Easy ’I‘lic Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7272. l2.30pm. lircc. 'I’hc Stand’s rcgular improy mastcrs Stu and Paul gct cy cryonc in thc mood for a hit of it‘slinll action with plcnty of laughs. food and inusic.


British Television Explained 'l‘lic Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7272. l0pm. £5 (Hi. ('olin Ramonc and John Scott prcyicw thcir ncw l-"ringc show. which tic‘lu‘s dccp into thc itliosy ncl‘asics ol- tclcyision \‘icw ing across Britain. With so much pap clogging tip thc airtimc thcsc days. thcrc w ill hc plcnty of fucl for that lirc.

Tuesday 3


Red Raw ’l‘hc Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 (i0() (i055. 8.30pm. [2. A handful of stand-up Virgins gct thcir first hitc at thc comcdy chcrry with hpr from cxpcricnccd hcadlincr ('hris llcnry.

Wednesday 4


Suzie’s Selection 'l‘lic Stand. 333 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 600 (3055. ()pm. (£5l. Ra/or-sharp wit Stisan Morrison play s host lo sonic Di. hcr l.i|\0lll'llC l‘ringc acts. including 'l'riyial l’ursuitist

listings Comedy

Andrew Maxwell The more than jovial Irishman treats us to some pre-Fringe fun as he declares This is My Show. Fair enOugh. See panel. The Stand, Edinburgh, Thu 22 8. Fri 23 Jul.

Simon Munnery The maddest cat in the comedy bag (pictured) is released for this August warm-up. Brummie comic Susan Murray provides visceral support. The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 29 <3 Fri 30 Jul.

Fringe previews The August fun begins with some top comics at some rather neat prices. Among those you can see for around the 525 mark are Rob Brydon, Dan Antopolski, Janey Godley and Stewart Lee. See listings. Various venues, Edinburgh, Wed 4 & Thu 5 Aug.

Bruce’s Pick of the Fringe Mr Devlin introduces Bruce Morton. Nick Revell and Owen O'Neill (pictured). SO. have you heard the one about the Scotsman. Englishman and Irishman? The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 5 Aug.

Martin ‘Bigpig‘ Mor. .\'ick (‘oppin. Dcrck Dcyinc and Andy Rcid.


Boothby Graffoe liastgatc 'l‘hcatrc & .-\t‘l.s ('cntrc. liastgatc. 0172] 725777. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). ('at loying. guitar-totin‘ l‘unnyman Boothy (iral‘l‘oc cntcrtains with his surrcal. sharp and of'tcn improyiscd humour combincd with uniquc comic songs.


Bruce’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 (100 (i055. 0pm. if» (£5). Brucc Dcylin prcyicws somc of thc hcst comcdy ayailahlc at thc l-‘ringc. including at'f'ahlc Irishman ()wcn ()‘Ncill. Nick Rcycll. thc c\‘cr-innoyatiyc Stand l’laycrs and comcdy stalwart Brucc Morton.

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