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The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 \Vootllantls Road. (1870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £6 (£3 £5). Patter merchant Raymond Mearns introduces full-force funny tuan Vladimir Mc'l‘avish and local lad Kevin Bridges. See caption for Mearns.
Ha Ha Helensburgh (‘lyde Bar. 65 West ('lytlc Street. 01436 673257. 8.30pm. £3. Bill 1)ewarembarks on more (lights of fancy in the cotnpany of comedy mother Jo Jo Sutherland. Bratchy and .\l(‘ Alan Anderson.
Watson’s Wind-up (ilasgow Film llk‘illll‘. l2 Rttsc Street. 332 5123. lpm. Free but ticketed. Topical comedy ftm at the recording of BB(' Scotland's popular sketch show starring Jonathan Watson. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. 1'(i(' Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £12. Incisive comic Frankie Boyle shares the limelight with Mike Wilkinson. assured ('anadian Tom Slade and Smttg Roberts.
Jane’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870600 6055. 9pm. £9 (£8l. Sec "fhe Best of the Fest in the West' as compere Jane .\lackay introduces Richard Herring. llovvard Read (and possibly his animated friend. Little Howard! and proud-to-be- (lire pop (1116 Die ('latterschenkenlietermaus.
Blackfriars Comedy Blackl'riars. 36 Bell Street. 552 592-1. 8pm. £6 (£5). Alan .'\nderson welcomes the hottest talents from the Fringe.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 5.
Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 9pm. £5 (£4). Top bloke (iary Little takes to the litnelight. w ith support from Lee "l‘he (Bay Bernard Manning' Ness. the Improbable ('omedy Players and compcre Billy Bonkers.
Susan’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £10 (£8). Susan Morrison introduces more hot stand-up acts including lan ('oppingcr. ‘Monkey Butler" lial ('ruttcnden and unwitting funny fellow 'l‘ony ('arter.
CCA Comedy ('('A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 10pm. £5 (£4). New monthly comedy night for the (‘('A. kicking off with offerings from banter- mcistcr Raymond Mearns. Joe McKen/ie. Sian Beran and ‘Monkey Boy‘ 1)cs McLean. Sec caption for Mearns.
Jane’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870600 6055. 9pm. £5 (£1 £4). Feisty funny lady Jane Mackay introduces master of
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We’re not sure if MC Mearns is dubbed the big
man of Scottish comedy, but we would be less than surprised if he was. Both as a solid solo performer and one of the finest comperes in the game, ebullient is one word for him. Cheeky is another. Pretty much ignoring the Iark over in Edinburgh, Ray is doing it twice this week for the Glasgow comedy kids. The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 4 Aug; CCA, Glasgow. Sat 6 Aug.
the surreal. Sitnon ‘Buckethead' Munnery. fresh from his performances at the Fringe. supported by the Stand lmprov teatn.
Sunday ComedyGLinen 1906 Linen 1906. l l 10 l’ollokshaws Road. 649 0007. 9pm. £5. Laughs froin chatty Irishman Kevin Hayes. Richard Allen. Neil .\1c1-'arlane and guest .\’l(' Des McLean.
Fringe Double Bill The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £5 (£1). Affable chap (ireg Mcllugh explains why other people are the barrier to all the best things in life. followed by New Deal comic on the make. Tony (‘arter.
Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £2 (£1). lixcitable stand-up Janice Phayre is the act to follow for a fresh batch of
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Glasgow The Why Front ('(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall
Street. 352 4900. 7pm. Free. BBC Radio Scotland‘s sketch show returns for tnore live recordings. with its regular cast of two girls and a pair of blokes taking you on a voyage of sexual politics.
The Best of Celtic Comedy The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6. llost Jane Mackay entices more top Fringe acts onto the stage. including Scots raconteur Dougie I)unlop. (‘ainh O’Donnell and mischievous Irishman Neil 1)elamere.
The Big Bluu Comedy Gong Show Bluu. 50 Trongate. Merchant (‘ity. 548 1350. 8.30pm. Free. Scott Agnew cotnperes this audience-led show in which a £100 cash prize is given the people's favourite performer. Frankie’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£61. More lidinburgh- escapees take to the stage in the company of raucous cotnpere Frankie Boyle. Tonight's offerings feature smart Welshman Rhod (iilbert. in yer face comic Zoe Lyons and Irishman Michael Legge. See Festival magazine for previews on Rhod (iilbcrt and Zoe Lyons as part of the Two Birds (io Into a Bar show.
Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Dance events are listed after theatre. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings are compiled by Rachael Street.
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The Snow Queen l'ntil Sat 6 Aug. 7.30pm (Sat tnat 2.30pm). £10 (£5); £25 fatnily. Scottish Youth Theatre perform this adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic icy fairytale as part of their annual Summer Festival.
Ugly Duckling l'ntil Sat 6 Aug. 7.30pm (Sat tnat 2.30pm). £10 (£5); £25 family. A new version of this growing pains fairytale frotn Kenny Miller as part of the Scottish Youth Theatre Summer Festival.
I PAVILION THEATRE
121 Renfteld Street. 332 18-16. Ill. WC. WAI
Bender in Benidorm Wed 10' Sat 27 Aug. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £10--£1~l. A bawdy comedy by Russel Lane about two (ilasgow factory girls who head to Spain in search of suit. sea. and plenty of sangria.
100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [11. WC. WA]
Seussical the Musical Thu 4--Sat 6 Aug. See Kids listings.
I THEATRE ROYAL
282 Hope Street. 332 9000. [11. W(‘. WA] Framed! l'ntil Sat 6 Aug. 7.30pm (Thu tnat 2.30pm. Sat tnat 3pm). £7- £21. Three soap stars unite for this suspense thriller about a girl who heads off on holiday to a remote cottage with her seemingly perfect new boyfriend. only to discover that he's hiding a dark secret. Starring Lucy Benjamin of l-fustI-jmlwzv fame. ('m-mmlimi Street's Thomas (‘raig and Vincenm 1’ellegrino from (usually. The Graffan L'ntil Sat 6 Aug. See Kids listings.
25 Albert Drive. 0845 330 3501. HT. W(‘. WAI
Into the Light: Match Girl 2005 - Three Cities l'ntil Sat 6 Aug. 7.30pm (Sat tnat 2.30pm). £10 (£5): £25 family. As part of their Summer Festival. Scottish Youth Theatre perform this adaptation of Hans (‘hristian Anderson‘s tragic tale. The Little .llult'lt (iirl. Following three street children. the plays moves from Russia to Mumbai and Mexico looking at the universal desire for acceptance attd love.
I TRON THEATRE
63 'I‘rongate. 552 4267.
A Work in Progress l'ntil Thu 4 Aug. 8pm. £3. A sneak preview of the Fringe from Rhymes with Purple Productions who take the audience through 3000 years of theatre history in their own exuberant style.