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John Shuttievvorth: With My Condiments Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £12 (£10). Sheffield's most versatile singer-organist follows in the footsteps of Jamie ()liver in his new show.
Rebus McTaggart Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £9 (£8). Richard Thomson's one-man show parodies popular police characters to comic ends.
lmprobabble The ()tithotise. 1 2a Broughton Street lane. 557 6668. 8.15pm. £2 (£1). The lmprobabble crew descends upon iﬂinburgh. bringing their energetic improvised comedy over to The Outhouse.
Heresy The Jekyll & Hyde. l 12 Hanover Street. 225 2022. 9pm. £3. Rick Mollaiid. one half of The Heresy I’mjm't presents another line-up of comedians with a twisted sense of humour.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6; £3 members). A really rather fabulous treat fora midweek gig. as Jo (‘aull'ield. Wilson Dixon and Andrew ()‘Neill all come up to perform for the lidinburgh massive.
Rich Hall and Otis Lee Crenshavv The Garage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £15 (£13). Rich Hall presents first his dead pan self. before treating us to his alter ego ()tis Lee. Brendon Burns: So I Suppose This is Offensive How? The Old Fruitmarket. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 8pm. £13 (£1 1). He‘s controversial. outspoken and the winner of the if.conieddie award. Not for the easily offended. ()r
moderatel y easin offended.
Charlie Ross: Just Another Word The BuffClub. 142 Bath lane. 248 1777.
8pm. £6. The adorable Dr Who fan tries to
explain why swilling beer and liking musicals make him a cool guy. Phil Kay ()ran Mor. 731—735 Great Western Road. 357 6200. 8pm. £12 (£10). Bearded comedy from the revolutionary Phil and his wandering. wondering mind. Frankie Boyle: Live Carling Academy Glasgow. 121 [iglinton Street. 0844 477 2000. 8.30pm. £17.50 (£16.50). Our very own Frankie. him that's gone on to be all famous. stops by as‘ part of his first national tour. Rebus McTaggart: Crime Warrior Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8.30pm. £9 (£8). Character comedy from Richard Thomson. with a second dose of Rebus McTaggart. Jim Jeffries: 30 Maggie May's. 50 Trongate. Merchant City. 548 1350. 9.30pm. £8 (£6). Mr Jetl'ries discusses how it feels to hit the big 3-() while remaining one of the most original voices on the comedy scene.
French and Saunders Playhouse. 18—22 Greenside Place. 0844 847 1660. 7.30pm. £29.50—£32.50. See 5 Things. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs‘. Omni Centre. Greenside Place. 08707
STAND-UP JON RICHARDSON Brel. Glasgow. Sun 16 Mar
Watching Jon Richardson disparage Rab C Nesbitt and spectacularly misjudge a Scottish audience remains one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen: ‘they got quite angry' he recalls. But he was careful not to repeat it at
the Edinburgh Fringe. winning an if.comeddie Best Newcomer nomination for
his ‘ﬁnickety’ bachelor show Spatula Pad. He also fondly recalls supporting Alan Carr at last year's Glasgow Comedy Festival. when the popular camp comic mischievously introduced the virtual unknown with a shrill ‘He's Jon
Richardson! And he hates gays!‘
Ironically. Richardson's cult BBC6 radio show with Russell Howard thrives on their knowing sexual tension with fans posting salacious homoeroticisms about the pair online. When Howard hinted about leaving the show this month. cyberspace groans were audible. Richardson maintains that ‘the plan is to carry on indeﬁnitely' but that meetings about its future begin in April. A self-confessed and self-ﬂagellating control freak, he once shared a flat with Howard, but had difficulty imposing a strict tidiness regime. ‘We lived with two others and it was too much trying to change three people at once.’ he sighs. ‘They united against me and made me feel like I was the weirdo.’
The 25-year-old Lancastrian has adapted his character for sketches on 8803's Comedy Shufer and is currently writing an extended version for a sitcom. He and Howard are also planning a film ‘that would transfer what we
do on radio’. Further projects include a banter-orientated show for this year‘s
Fringe and convincing former footballer Mark Lawrenson to appear on their show more often. ‘We're driving to Leeds today, a ﬁve-hour drive, so l’m sure three and a half hours will feature our bad impressions of him saying inappropriate things on Match of the Day. I reckon he thinks we’re just two gay lads who phone him up and hassle him on weekends.’ (Jay Richardson)
870707. 8.15pm. £1 1. This weekend. observe the skills of Adam ('row. Bennett Arron. Dougie l)un|op and Ninia Benjamin.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £9 (£8; £5 members). Another superb weekend line-up. headed tip by the caustic Grande Dame lo Caulfield. With compere Sandy Nelson. Wilson Dixon. Rowan Campbell and Andrew ()‘Neill.
Rich Hall and Otis Lee Crenshavv The Garage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £15 (£13). See Fri 14. Viv Gee: Lessons in Life Maggie May‘s. 50 Trongate. Merchant City. 548 1350. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Comedy musings
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trom \"iv (lee. the nice lady who showed l)es ('larke how it's dotie. John Hegley: Letters to an Eanivig Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £14 (£1 1 ). A show of songs. poems and much joining in. featuring observations on insect and potato life. Lucy Porter’s Love In ()ran Mor. 731 735 (ircat Western Road. 357 6200. 8pm. £12 (£10). An examination of love and all it entails from the delightful Miss Porter. Stu & Garry The Buff. 142 Bath lane. 248 1777. 8pm. £6. Fabulous improvised comedy from two blokes that you may hay e seen at The Stand.
Frankie Boyle: Live (‘arling
Academy Glasgow. 121 liglinton Street. 0844 477 2000. 8.30pm. £17.50 (£16.50). See Fri 14.
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Rebus McTaggart: Crime Warrior Tron Theatre. 63 Tningate. 552 4267 8 30pm £9 (£8) See Fri 14
French and Saunders Playhouse. 18 22 Greenside Place. 0844 847 1660 7 30pm. £29.50 £32 50. See i‘Tl 14 Lemoncustard Comedy Harlequin Cafe. 30 Buccleuch Street. 8pm. £3 donations. The most giggly night in Scottish comedy snuggles into the Harlequm Cafe for the evening. with comedy. games and BYOB. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()iiiiii Centre. Greenside Place. 08707 870707, 8.15pm. £14. See i‘Tl 14.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £12. See Fri 14.
Lemoncustard Comedy Brel. 39 43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966 3pm. £3 (£2). Afternoon Japes atid games from the kids at LemoncUstard. w itli comedians and sweets. hosted by Stan Bevan and Dec (‘Ustance Vladimir McTavish: A Scottish History of the World The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). Another show from the consistently brilliant satirist Vladimir McTavish. who looks at his home country in the context of the world.
Jo Caulﬂeld: Goes to Hell Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £ 10 (£8). We‘re hoping that by ‘Hell' Ms (‘aullield is not referring to Glasgow. That would be an impolite statement from one
of the leading ladies of comedy.
Frankie Boyle: Live (‘arling Academy Glasgow. 121 liglinton
3 Street. (1844 477 2000. 8.30pm. £17.50
(£16.50). See Fri 14.
Jon Richardson's Spatula Pad Brel. 3943 Ashton Lane. 342 4966.
9pm. £6 (£5). See preview.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. Thank the bunnies for Sundays at The
Stand: grand food. grand free improvised comedy and grand company.
St Patrick’s Eve Best of lrish
Special! The Stand. 5 York Place. 558
’ 7272. 8.30pm. £8 (£4). (‘olin Murphy.
(‘olum McDonnell. Michael Redmond
and l)onnchadh ()‘Connaill scrap over
who has the most lrish name.
St. Patrick’s Night lrish Comedy Showcase The Stand. 333 Woodlands
3 Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £10 (£8).
Four of Ireland's finest help you celebrate St Paddy: Colin Murphy. Colum McDonnell. l)onnchadh ()‘Connaill and Michael Redmond.
The Amazing Bastards! The Universal. 57' -59 Sauchiehall Lane. 332
8899. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Spend an evening with The Amazing Bastards if you dare.
Steven Dick. Allan Miller and Teddy do their best to rot your mind.
Fit 0’ The Giggles Absolute Beginners The Mercat. 28 West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 8.30pm. £1. Another night of fun at Keara Murphy‘s wee gig of bargain comedy. filled to the
brim with eager new talent and headliner
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558
7272. 8.30pm. £2. A clutch of newer
comedians are helped along by Gary
Little and the curious Andrew O’Neill.
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