Humphrey Lyttelton had a top 20 hit in the 19505 With ‘Bad Penny Blues” and played on Radiohead's ‘Lite in a Glasshouse. the Humph appeared on Desert Island Discs Ill 2000.

Tltt‘. Brooke taylor's grandfather was a parson who played centre- torward for England in the 18908. TB-T was the subiect of This Is Your Life in 1981.

Big in Finland. Barry (Dryer hit the top spot on their charts in 1958 With a verSion of ‘Purple People Eater'. Baz presented the early 19708 comedy game show Joker's Wild in which panellists had to tell a ioke based on topics picked at random.

Aberdeen—born Graeme Garden's son John is keyboard player wrth the Scissor Sisters. GG was pre8ident of Cambridge Footlights in 1963. a role taken in 1902 by Tim Brooke-Taylor and in 1964 by Eric Idle.

Jeremy Hardy was booed by the Just a Minute audience in 2000 when reacting to the word 'paias‘ites' with a skit about the Royal Family. Jezza hasn't been invrted back Since. (Brian Donaldson)

Festival Theatre. Edinburgh. Sun 30 Mar.

Edinburgh Whose Lunch is it Anyway?

The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 558 7272. lpiii. If you're at a loss on a Sunday and yyotlld like to soothe those hungoy er fingers and yyibbly stoinaeh then head down to The Stand for some free improy'ised eomedy. They ‘y e got niee food and pop for you as yy ell.

I’m Sony I Haven’t Got a

Clue l5estiyal 'l'heatre. l3 2‘) Nieolson Street. 52*) 0000. 7.30pm. £15 £22.50. The BBC Radio pattel .shoyy. featuring Humphrey l.yttelton. BaiTy (‘ryeiz (iraeme (iarden. Tim Brooke-Taylor. Jeremy Hardy and pianist (‘olin Sell. starts its first liye tour in 35 years. See 5 Things. The Sunday Night Laugh-In The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 558 7272. S.30pm. £5 (£4; £l members). liy'er ready yyith a burst of improy ised eomedy. Stuart Muiphy and Garry |)ob.son perform yy ith stand-tips (iordon .»\le\ander. \Yade Melilyyain and Riek Molland. Susan ‘(‘almanator' ('alman hosts.


Magners Comedy Monday MeChuills. 40 High Street. 552 2l35. 8.15pm. £2 (U l. lmprobabble eheer up Holidays in Glasgoyy yy ith some of their quiek-yy'itted. improy ised japes. Come ready yyith suggestions; they might just ask you for some ideas and silenee is just plain ayy-kyyard.

Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance The Stand. 5 3_3 \Mkkllatlds Road. 05—50 N ll ()055 S 30pm £4 (‘oinedy goodies from Team Monkey in the simian shape ot the ey er popular Raymond \learns. l’aul Pine and .-\llen (‘halitiers \ really good yalue night of eoiiiedy eoming from all angles


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 555 7272 S 30pm. £2 .-\ night tor all those

yy ho think that they eould hay e a stand-up hidden deep isometintes yery deepi inside. as yy ell as more eyperieneed aets testing material With l’hil l)itfei and John Ross


“Cd Raw The Stand. 55.“ \Vnotllallds Road. 0870 ()00 ()055. H.30ptn. £2 l£l iiieiiibersl. Steyen l)iek and Teddy introduee the audienee to another eartload (ll fresh-laeed hopefuls.


Wicked Wenches Special The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 55X 7272. S30pm. £71925; £3 inenibersl. This ain't no April l-ool. this is itist some ladies being funny. l’ertorming tonight are Marian l’ashley. lsma .-\liiias. M. Kennedy and lilaine .‘ylaleomson. \Yith regular host Stisan ('alinan. \Vell-lk'hay ed boys are \\ L'leolne.


Wicked Wenches Special The Stand. 333 \Voodlands Road. 0S70 ()00 ()055. S30pnt. £7 t£5; £3 membersi. See Tue 1.


Benefit in Aid of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 558 7272. S.30pin. l’riee tbe. .-\ night of top eomedy. featuring performers sueh as Bill l)eyyar. to raise funds for the Sl’S('. formed after the seeond l’alestinian uprising against Israeli oeetipation.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. l I Renfreyy Street. 0S70 787 0707. Split. £8. It's a super-dooper long \yeekend at Jongleurs yy here the party ney er stops tyy ell. until 3am). ln betyyeen eating and daneing you ean enjoy ('hristian Reilly. (‘hris ('airns. Andy White and (‘unis Walker.

The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 \Yoodlahds Road. 0370 (300 (i055. S30pnl. £7 (£6; £3 membersl. Sandy Nelson hosts this Thursday eyening do. yyith Simon Bligh. Marian l’ashley. Sat and Rab

Broyy it. It's the yyeekend's line-up but eheaper. Bargain.


lmprobabble The ()uthoiise. 12a Broughton Street Lane. 557 (ms. .S'.l5pm. £2 i£l l. See Tltu 27.

Heresy The Jekyll & llyde. 1 l2 llanoy er Street. 225 2022. 0pm. £3. See Thu 27. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 55S 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6; £3 membersl. Thursday is the neyy blaek. so do the eool thing and yyateh this line-up led by host Bruee l)ey lin. Syyooping in is a miyed btineh. yyith the mighty but paranoid Steye Hughes. Mark Nelson. lsma .’\lmas and the frankly barmy (‘hris l.ynam.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ['(iC Building. ll Renfreyy Street. 0S'0 7S7 0707. Spin. £l2. See Thu 3.

The Stand The Stand. 55.“ Woodlands Road. 0870 600 (3055. S.30pm_ £9 «£8; £5 members t. See Thu 3.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. Greenside Plaee. 08’07 S7070“. 8.15pm. £l I. If you xx ant to drink.



eat. yyateh eomedy and then danee all under one root. yyhieh yyill be handy it theie‘s /ombies about. then go to Jongleurs lonight's [K'l‘lilt‘lltCls aie Miles (‘rayytord. Brendan Dempsey and Phil Butler.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 555 "272. 9pm. £9 i£.\'; £5 iiieinbersi See Thu


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Budding. ll Renlreyy Street. 0870 7S7 0707. Spin. £l5. See Thu 3,

The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. (lSqll ()00 (3055. 9pm. £ l 2. See Tllll


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni ('entre. (ii'eenside l’laee. 03707 S70707. S.l5pm. £l4. See I‘m 4.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 553 7272. 9pm. £l2. See Thu 3.


The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0370 (300 ()055. S.30pin. £5 (£4; £1 membersl. Baek in the Miehael Redmond den yy e go. yyith tonight's feast of Joe lleenan. Jim l’ark. Russ Baillie titltl \llelldL‘l Adams.

Edinburgh Whose Lunch is it Anyway?

The Stand. 5 York Place. 553 7272. lpiii. See Sun 30.

The Sunday Night Laugh-In

The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 558 7272. S30pm. £5 (£4; £l meiiibersl. Settle yourself doyy n for the eyening as the impressiy e young yyhippersnapper Key in Bridges guides you doyyn a eomedy path. y la ('hris l.ynam. Mark Nelson. John Whale and Barry Mel)onald.

Glasgow Stewart Lee: 41 st Best Stand- Up Ever The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()S7() 600 (»()55, Spin & 10pm. £l01£Si After performing at the (ilasgoyy ('omedy liestiyal the one yy ho. aeeording to (‘hannel 4's pollsters. is funnier than l)ara ()‘Briain btit less funny than Seaii Hughes returns to (ilasgoyy to reeord his l)\'l). Magners Comedy Monday

Sl5pm. £2 i£l l. See Mon 3|.


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 558 7272. S’.30pm. £2. More neyy aets and new material take to the eomedy stage for a night paeked like a jam jar full of laughter. With Keir .‘yleAllister and l.a/yhand.


Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 ()00 ()055. S30ptn. £3 tel membersl. (iary Little toyyers ;iboye the neyy er aets dipping their toe in the performanee pool this eyening like a proteetiye eomedy unele.


Rough Cuts Special The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. S.30pm. £5. .-\ spceial shoyyease of the

best in neyy eomedy material tltat\ attempting to elamlyei its yyay onto out teleyision seieens lit assoeiation “till the (‘omedy l on

Madness Comedy Gong \l.i\llle‘\\. 31* Bothyy ell Street. 2H4 50”" Upin l‘ii.e

tl\' ('oiiiediaits battle against the gong lot a (halite to \ini L [000 and lioyy llltlx h you laugh yyill deteiitiine ltoyy tat tltey go


Melting Pot llte Stand. 5 \oik l‘late. .555 7272 S 30pm £511-l.12‘ll iiieiiibetsl llte mid yyeek \lu‘tell eytiayagan/a. slioyyeasing some ol the best neyy yyiitiiig talent You \\.ll\ll. yoti

tudge and you lot deeide the yyiiiitei


Jongleurs Comedy Club .loiigleiiis. l'(i(‘ Building. ll Rentieyy Stieet. 0S7“ 7S7 0‘07 Spin £.\ Kie’kitig off a long yyeekend ate the lttalth yet bearded l‘lsteiiiian \lai'tiit Bigpig plus Steye llatiis. \laie Theobald and Johnny (‘andon

The Thursday Show the Stand. “3 \\utytll.mtls Rudd. os“o (it ill iioss

S 30pm £7 i£h. £3 iiieiiilyeisi l'ntoy the tenth day of the lotiitli month yyitli \it k \Vilty. (‘ht’is l.ynaiii. Seott \gneyy and lulame .\l.ileoitisoit. plus host ls’ayiiiond \learns

Edinburgh lmprobabble lllL' ( )tlllltltlse. l2.t Broughton Street lane. 55" (\(tbb Sl5pm. £2 i£l t. See Thu 27 Heresy The .Jekyll «K llytlt‘. ll2 lldltoyet Street. 225 2022. “pm £3 See Thu 27 The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York l’laee. 558 7272 ‘lpm i£(>; £3 iiieiiibersi. Vladimii .\lela\isli hosts. yyith the skinny. iiippy. labiiloiisness ol Seott (‘apurro plus .\'eil \lelailane. Juliet \ley ers and Jim l’atk




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