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GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH EVENTS GUIDE
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Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to email@example.com. Listings are compiled by Rachael Street.
The Big Bluu Comedy Gong Show Bluu. 50 Trongate. Merchant (‘ity. 548 1350. 8.30pm. Free. Scott Agnew comperes this audience-led show in which a £100 cash prize is given to the people's favourite performer.
Frankie’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Wotxllands Road. 0870 ()00 6055. 9pm. £7 (£6). More Fdinburgh escapees take to the stage in the company of raucous compcre Frankie Boyle. Tonigth offerings feature sman Welshman Rhod (iilbert. in yer face comedienne Zoe Lyons and Michael Legge.
Watson’s Wind-up (ilasgow' Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. lprn. Free but ticketed. Topical comedy fun at the recording of BBC Scotland‘s popular sketch show starring Jonathan Watson. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. ['(K‘ Building. Renfrew' Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £12. ()ddball Stu Who'.’ keeps the laughs rolling with support from Iiddie lfft. (icordie boy Dave Johns and lively lass Mandy Knight.
Frankie’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 (>00 6055. 9pm. £9 (£8). Frankie Boyle welcomes more laughter meisters from the Fringe. including the quirky ('arey .‘vlarx. Dougie Dunlop and comedy duo Rob & Skatz.
Scott Capumo ()ran Mor. 731 735 (ireat Western Road. 357 (i200. 7.30pm. £7. The catty king of devastating put-downs heads west coast with more of his er. enlightening San Franciscan humour.
Blackfriars Comedy Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 8pm. £(r (£51. Iindearing fttnny man (iary Little joins 1)ave Bishop. Rodney Marques and .\1(‘ Alan Anderson.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l.'(}(‘ Building. Renfrew' Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 12.
Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 215‘). 9pm. £5 (£4). Topical funny man Vladimir McTavish stands up. aided and abetted by (‘harlie Ross and the Impro (‘omedy Bablc Players. ()pen spots also available. Frankie’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 (i055. 9pm. £10 (£8). Atnerican Dwight Slade joins nerdy funny lady Natalie Haynes. Karl Spain and host Frankie Boyle for more laughs fresh from the Fringe.
Jane’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 ()(X) 6055. 9pm. £5 (£1 £4). Feisty compcre Jane Mackay introduces Dougie Dunlop. comedy sharp shooter .\'ick Doody and northerner Sarah Millican as they take a break from the Fringe.
Sunday ComedyGLinen 1906 Linen 1906. l I H) I’ollokshaw's Road. 64‘) (1007. 9pm. £5. Local laughter-meister John
Scott teams tip with Alan Anderson. Woody and regular host Raymond .\Iearns.
Fringe Special: The Great Australian Showcase The Stand. 333 \Voodlatids Road. (1871) (i()() (1055. 9pm. £5 (£1 1. From Down l'nder to (ilasgow (via the Fringe) comes Rtissell ’I‘rcncrry from Brisbane. Sydney's Julia Wilson and Melbournian Marcus Ryan.
Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. (1870 (100 (i055. 8.30pm. £2 t£l l. (’ompcrc Nick Davies and headliner Sarah Millican help a few more newcomers onto that ole comedy road.
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Glasgow The Why Front ('(‘A. 350 Sauchichall Street. 352 4000. 7pm. Free. BB(' Radio Scotland's sketch show returns for more live recordings. with its regular cast of two girls pltis a couple of token blokes taking yoti on a rollerctxtster of se\ua| politics. The Best of Celtic Comedy The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £0. Jane .\lackay introduces more funny ('eltic folks. including Northern Irish surrealist .‘vlartin Bigpig Mor. I’restwick lad David Kay and Keith Farlan.
The Big Bluu Comedy Gong Show Bluu. 50 'l‘rongate. Merchant (‘ity. 548 1350. 8.30pm. Free. See Thu 1 l. Frankie’s Pick of the Fringe The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 (r00 6055. 9pm. £7 (Ur). Josh IIow ic. creative Londoner Kerry (iodliltian and Matt Ilollins escape the Fringe to join the ever- perccptivc .\Ir Boyle.
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.
I KING’S THEATRE
297 Bath Street. 240 1111. [11. W('. WA]
The 39 Steps Mon 15 Sat 20 Atig. 7.30pm iWed & Sat mat 2.30pm).
£10 £19. John Buchan's classic whodunnit tale is performed rising only four actors to portray the story of Richard Ilannay. on the run from the police after a young woman is murdered in his home.
I PAVILION THEATRE
121 Rt‘liIic‘ItI Street. .332 1340. III. \\'(.. WAI
Bender in Benidorm 1'ntil Sat 2" Aug. Wed Sat 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £10 £14. A bawdy comedy by Rttsscl 1.anc about two (ilasgow factory girls who head to Spain in search of suit. sea. and plenty of sangria.
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