Comedy Benefit Evening The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£4). An evening of caring comedy in aid of linlighten. which helps people affected by lipilepsy.
The Big Bluu Comedy Gong Show Bluu. 50 Trongate. Merchant City. 548 1350. 8.30pm. Free. See Thu 8.
Edinburgh The Snatch Social The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 1 1pm —3am. £5. See Thu 8.
THE BEST COMEDY
Rob Deering The chap who proudly introduced us to his 7 2 lnch show during August is back for more rock god-like posturing. The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 8—Sat 70 Sep; the Stand, Edinburgh, Sun 77 Sep.
Anna Crilly The blonde half of Penny Spubb's Party strikes out on her own with a set of surreal, possibly disturbing, whimsy. The Stand, Edinburgh, Fri 9—Sun 7 7 Sep.
The Dove Naked Truth Comedy Tour Arabella Weir, Kerry Godliman, Mrs Barbara Nice and Julia Morris prove that Kopfraper’s Syndrome isn’t the only funny female show on the circuit. Far from it. The Stand, Glasgow, Tue 73 Sep.
Andrew Maxwell The slickest Barnet in comedy is back after an all-conquering Fringe with more tales of Ieprechauns and blarney stones. Well, not quite, but he is a funny Irish fella. nonetheless. See panel. The Stand, Glasgow, Fri 76 8. Sat 77 Sep; the Stand, Edinburgh, Sun 78 Sep.
Ross Noble When it comes to hairstyles. Noble (pictured) could give Maxwell a run for his mane money. Stepping off his Highlands gravy train for a minute, the random king does his manic thing. King '3 Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 78 Sep.
Stand Up, Drink Up A Merchant City Festival gig this one, as Janey Godley and Alan Anderson take us on a tipsy trip round the area. 73th Note Cafe, Glasgow, Thu 22 Sep.
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Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. JGC Building. Renfrew Street. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £12. Tim Clark keeps the laughs rolling in the company of Mike Milligan. lrishman Kevin (iildea and
cheeky (ieordic Dave Johns. The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055.
: 8.30pm. £8 (£7). Diminutive Dubliner
Andrew Maxwell shows off his killer line in the craic. with support from Mark Bratchpiece. Kevin Bridges. Sunderland's Reg Anderson and host
Susan Morrison. See panel for Maxwell.
Edinburgh Gary Little North lidinburgh Arts Centre. 15a Pennywell Court. 315 2151.
8pm. £6 (£2—-£4). 1n yer face comedy
from strapping Scottish comedian Gary Little. supported by lifestyle guru Ashley Frieze. newcomer Billy Kirkwood and 'l‘asmania‘s favourite compere Mac Star.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 8.15pm. £12. Patter-merchant Roger Monkhouse shares the stand-up stage with cheeky chappy Joe lleenan and exuberant funny man Rob Rouse. The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8 (£7). (iruff northerner Ray Peacock airs his views in the company of (iary Little. Paul Pirie and surreal newcomer Dave Longley. plus host Jane Mackay.
Glasgow Cosy Comedy Café The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 215‘). 9pm. £5
(£4). The outspoken preacher. Reverend ()badiah Steppenwolfe 111. takes to the limelight. supported by the lmpro Bable Comedy Players and James Kane. ()pen spots also available.
Ha Ha Comedy Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 8pm. £6 (£5). Comedy stalwart l)es McLean comperes this weekend laughter session.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs, UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 16.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £10 (£8). Sec Fri 16. although Jane Mackay takes over as host.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. (irecnside Place. 08707 870707. 8.15pm. £13. See Fri 16.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £10 (£8). See Fri 16. but with compere Susan Morrison.
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Ross Noble: Randomist King‘s Theatre. 297 Bath Street. 240 l 1 l 1. 7.30pm. £1 1.50--£15.50. After bypassing the Fringe this year. the Noble-meister calls into Glasgow with his new show celebrating more haphazard sides of life. Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£1 £3). Ray Peacock teams up with Kevin Bridges and host Michael Redmond for more irreverent comedy offerings.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. Free. See Sun 11.
Andrew Maxwell Special The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8 (£7). Following his hugely successful Fringe run. the cheeky Dubliner who last year was named Channel 4‘s King oannmly returns with more whimsical tales. See panel.
Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4. See Mon 12. Improbable Cabaret The Goat. 1287 Argyle Street. 357 7373. 8.30pm. Free. See Mon 12.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Rex Boyd coaxes more rising stand-up talents onto the stage.
3 Tuesday 20
Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands
Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £2 (£1).
Rex Boyd and Martin [Evans stand up in the company of more comedy newcomers.
3 Edinburgh Sidetracked Comedy Belushi‘s, 9
Market Street. 226 1446. 9pm. £2. Paul Pirie keeps the jokes rolling in the company of Dundee‘s finest Keir McAllister and more local comedy
, heroes. ()pen spots available — contact sidetrackedcomedy@gmailcom.
Steve Day is Deaf in the Evening The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Hearing impaired funny man
takes to the stage for this heart-warming , solo show.
; Wednesday 21
Glasgow Steve Day is Deaf in the Evening The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road, 0870
600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). See Tue 20.
Comedy Benefit Evening The
3 Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6
(£4). Tonight‘s beneficent laughter
: session sees Rex Boyd. Jane Mackay and Martin Evans donating their
comedy talents to raise money for
Firsthand. which benefits one-parent
families and carers.
, Thursday 22
Stand Up, Drink Up 13th Note
Cafe. 50—60 King Street. 553 1638.
7pm. £7 (£5). Janey Godley and Alan Anderson lead this comedy tour of the
Merchant City‘s comedy bars. with a ' different comedian performing in each
venue. Part of the Merchant City festival.
The Big Bluu Comedy Gong Show 3 Bluu. 50 Trongate. Merchant City. 548
1350. 8.30pm. Free. See Thu 8.
T The Thursday Show The Stand. 333
Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £6 (£3—£5). Northem lrish laughter-meister Michael Smiley teams
: up with dire pop duo Die Clatterschenkentietcrmaus. Keir
McAllister and a mystery guest compere.
j The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£3—£5). Razor-sharp host Frankie Boyle
welcomes more dazzling comedy talent in the shape of Rick Right. Karl Spain. Neil McFarlane and Martin Evans. The Snatch Social The Liquid
Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564.
l lpm-3am. £5. See Thu 8.
Most of us have bits that we don’t
like, so let’s forget about all that stuff and just laugh our asses off — even if your bum might look big in comedy like this. Arabella Weir (for she is the host, pictured left), Kerry Godliman (‘one to watch’ according to Chortle), Mrs Barbara Nice (who appeared as Peter Kay’s over-protective mum in Corrie) and Julia Morris (the very funny, shouty Oz lady) will be making us chuckle, all in the name of body egalitarianism and pleasant
shower cream. The Stand, Glasgow, Tue 73 Sep.
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