Name Rhod Gilbert

Who's he? He's the Welsh comic who created a fictional village of Llanbobl (or his early solo Fringe shows. Prior to his solo success. he was one half of the Stereocomics. the other half containing Mark Watson. Who's not actually Welsh.

But he’s genuine Welsh though isn’t he? Oh yes. Formerly the voice of Wales. he's now the face of Wales. actually fronting the tourist board's campaign to get peOpIe to holiday in their lovely country. Gilbert can be seen in ads promoting such extreme activities as cliff jumping and wine tasting. You may also have heard his voice on the amusing football bloopers show on BBCB.

So, what’s his Festival show about His Award Winning Mince Pie kicks off with Gilbert standing in a service station at 2.40am having an argument about a sign advertising. yes. an award-winning mince pie. Realising he may actually be suffering a mild breakdown. Gilbert opts to analyse the ludicrous world around him rather than freak out about it. The show was nominated for the if.comedy award last August and was the hot favourite before being pipped by fellow Celt. David O'Doherty. (Brian Donaldson)

I The Garage. Glasgow. Thu 72 Mar.

Magnerfs Glasgow International Comedy Festival Lunchtime Lalfs 8. Lattes Sloan‘s. Argyle Areade. 357 5387. Ipm. £8 (£7). l)es ('Iarke and Seott Agnew perl’orm in a lunehtime eomed_\' treat ol‘ sandw iehes. eol‘lee and jokes.

Beginner’s Stand Up Workshops BB(‘ Seotland. 4() l’aeitie Qua). 422 7000. 6 0pm. .»\pplieation required. BB(‘ Seotland are oI‘l‘ering workshops for total beginners in the world ol‘ stand-up.

Stand Up Drink Up: Comedy Crawl l'isge Beatha. 232 246 Woodlands Road. 332 I622. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). (iet set to stomp around (is e bars. where )ou'II be entertained by a selection of eomedians. surprises and. finally. daneing.

Four Play Baeehus. 80 (ilassl'ord Street. 572 0080. 8pm. £5 (£4). Four ol‘ the biggest (physically. at least) eomedians erow'd onto a stage.

John Bishop The Stand. 33.3 Wotxllands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8pm. £8 (£7). The affable Bishop brings t'onh his thoughts in his new show Bishop's 810g.

42 THE LIST 15—19 Mar 2009

Rhod Gilbert and The Award Winning Mince Pie The (iarage. 4‘") Sauehiehall Street. 332 II20 8pm £II (£9). See prolile Bob Brydon Rosal (iotieert Hall. 2 Stillehlehall Street. 3.55 Slit!) 8pm L WSl) £ I ".50, See Ieature. page 22 Sean Grant, Daniel Sloss and Special Guesttiian Moi. 3| " 35 (ireat \Vestern Road. 3.57 0200 bpm Lb (£6) [p and eoming prett) things (iiant and Sloss are m the eompan} ot a guest so speeial. the} don't es en has e a name Ding Dong Comedy Club Mel’liahl)s. 23 Sandstord l’laee. 22I 0770 8 30pm £5 (£4). l)a\e} See. (This l-oote. lain Stirling and James Kidd show .\"“ what the white ()I Seottish slttlltl'llll might iust look like,

Mark Nelson Blaeklriars. 30 Bell

Street. 552 5024. 8. 30pm £7 (£5). Sim/r. )iiu Son of (I Hm I) is the latest ei'eation Irom the wieked mind oI this Seottlsh eoiitedlaii Keara Murphy Brel. 3‘) 43 .-\sltt()ti l.ane. 342 4066. 0pm. £6 (£4 ), The mistress ()I the l'Il () The (iiggles eomed} nights shows oll her talent loi' eharaetets. impressions and eoiiied) in /.\n' Him/x ()Ill' Hun]. .llmii \im 4') ' Magners Festival Club The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 ()00 ()055. I0pm. £8 (£7). The Stand presents its piek ()l the l'estisal. presented It} Mr l-red MaeAula}.


Fit 0’ The Giggles @ The Mercat The Mereat. 28 \Vest Maillalid Street. 22.5 87I6. 8.30pm. £3 per show More (i(’l' presiew s. this tiriie Irom Barr} Mel)onald and .la_\ l.allert}.

Heresy The .lek_\ll is ll}de. I I2 llanoser Street. 225 2022. 0pm. £3. See Thu 5. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8 (£7; members £4). Iintertainment l‘or three nights on the trot I'rom Iiost Vladimir Me'l‘a\ ish. Jo ('aullield. I.Io_\d I.anglord. Anton} Murra} and The Wee Man.

Magner’s Glasgow International Comedy Festival Lunctime Lafls 8. Lattes Sloan‘s. Arg}le Areade. 357 5387. Ipiii. £8 (£7). See Thu l2.

Beginner’s Stand Up Workshops BB(‘ Seoiland. 4t) l’aeilie Qua). 422 7000. 6 ()pm. Applieation required. See Thu I2.

Bratchpiece Family Values The Arehes. 25.3 Arg} Ie Street. 565 I000. 7.30pm. £7 (£5 ). The Seottish eomed) d}llilst_\ returns with their latest show. Andy Parsons The (Image. 400 Sauehiehall Street. 332 I I20. 8pm. £I5. I’olitieal eomedian and star ()I .3,U('/\ l/lr’ Week returns w ith more topieal stul'l' in (Wirwis.I Best of Red Raw 2009 (‘lassie (iraiid. I8 Jamaiea Street. 847 0820. 8pm. £7 (£5 ). A seleetion ot some ()I the Iinest talent to pass through the doors ()I The Stand's I‘amous new talent night. With eompere Seott Agnew and headliner Mark Nelson. Big Yin Revisited Barrow land. 244 (iallow gate. 552 460I. 8pm. £I0 (£9). (Ear) Moir performs his tribute to Bill) (‘onnolI_\'. w ith a show inspired b} the Big Yin himselt‘. Bumper Value Comedy: West End The Viper Bar & (‘Iub. 500 (ireat Western Road. ls'els inbridge. 334 ()560. 8pm. £8 (£6). li\er) night I‘eatures a new line-up of perl'ormers from the liestisal. with tree was to the nightelub afterwards. Craig Hill ()ran Mor. 73I 735 (ireat Western Road, 357 6200. 8pm. £I2 (£I0). A show for losers ot' the all-singing. aII— joking. aII~smiIing eomedian.

David O’Doherty The Stand. 333

\Voodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. 8pm. £12 (£I0). Whims}. ke_\boards and shaggy hair all eombine as I)()'I) returns. Four Play Baeehus. 80 (ilassl'ord Street. 572 0080. 8pm. £5 (£4). See Thu I2.

Glasgow Stands Up: On Your Doorstep Drumehaiwl ('ommtinits (‘entre. Kiritauris I)ri\e. (>44 IIIN Spm £3 The best ot the l'L‘SlI\.ll eomes to sou. with Bruee Morton. Rab Brown and Stisaii Morrison riiakiiig sure no one misses out on the tun

Halt Price Comedy Club t‘isge liealha. 2.52 2-“) \\()()dl.ilttls Road. 3“: I622 8pm ts I040pm £6 (£4) See some brilliant eomedians lor the pi'iee ol .i eouple ot pints

Purple Comedy The State Bar. l4s‘ Holland Street. 332 2|5‘I 8pm £5 (£4) ('oiiieth podeast stais .lolin Burns .iiid Austin I.ow present [he (iv/our oi / tlllll\ turning their w ebbased shenanigans into a ll\ e show

Teddy Maggie .\la_\ .\ 50 l’rongate. Mereliant ('it}. 548 I 350. 8pm £8 (£6) Tedd} tells the world Ioite/it'Ii 1]), I'm

()II/\ .IoAiiie' l’repare Ior eomed} to make

sour nan blush

Bumper Value Comedy: World Series Challenges Ana. 62 Albion Street. 552 2IOI. 8.I5pm. £8 (£6) l’eams ot eoiiiediaiis battle ll out to pi'o\e whieh is the Iunnrei gender. eit} oi nation. D.A.M Fine Comedy ( 'ate ( il.illt()l()ll. 7 King Street. 552 7I77. 8. 30pm £5 (£4) I).A.M line has tiurekl} established itsell as a quirk} addition to the (ilasgow sear round seene. and is here to show w h_\ it's beeome to popular.

Ho Campbell The Bull. I42 Batli l.ane. 248 I777. 8.30pm. £6. l’u/l I’mu-r is an e\emng ol stand-up hour the high-energ} Seottish Aiissie w ho's w Iii/ling through the eomed} Iesti\aI Ior one night onls Wendy Wason Blaektriars. 36 Bell Street. .552 .5924. 8.3llplli. £8 (£0). See pieture eaption. right.

Comedy Out WEST \VleT. 'l'eiiipleton

Building. (ilasgow (ireen. 550 Ill 35. ”pm.

£8 (£6). I.oeal eomedians are routed b_\ established headliners lot' eottied}

show eases in this classiest ()I \elities. Triple Scotch Sloan's. At'g} le Areade. 357 5387. 9pm. £8 (£6). l.oea| superhero l)es ('Iarke ioins Alan .‘\nderson III a show ease ()I some ()I the best new talent leatured in this sears Seottish (’oiiiedian ol' the Year eoinpetition.

Ian Cognito Maggie Ma) 's. .50 'l‘rongate.

Mereliani ('it}. 548 I350. I).I5pm. £I0 (£7). I’repare th'sselt loi‘ aristhing. as Mr laii (‘ognito returns to (ilasgow Ior another dose (it ‘inspired Illadltess'.

Bumper Value Comedy: Southside

Agenda Bar. I5 Millbrae Road. Southside.

9.30pm. £8 (£6). l‘our ()I the Iunmest aets Irom the l‘estnal iom hosts l)es ('larke. Alan .-\nderson and Seott Agnew.

Obie The State Bar. I48 Ilollaiid Street. 332 2I5‘). 0.30pm. £5 (£4). With his sell»

eonlessed ‘siII_\ sland-up' the atlable ()bie

presents his new show w hieh show s w h} he's [iii/re I/ll' Dream.

Comedy Cellar Baeelius. 80 (ilasslot‘d Street. 5720080. I0pm. £5 (£4). The ('oiiied} ('ellar was the plaee where stars were nurtured in the ”Us. See the nest generation now.

Magners Festival Club The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. l0.30pm. £IOI£8). See Thu I2.

Late ‘n’ Loud Sloan's. Arg} Ie Areade. 357 5387. |0.45pm. £7 (£6). Top eomedians will be popping down to entertain those stopping otit.

The Late Show Blaeklriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. I Ipiii. £8. Ilead to the heart ()I the Merehant ('it} lor late-night eomed} shenanigans.

Maxwell’s Fullmooners Barrow land. 244 (iallowgate. 552 460I. I lpm. £I3. I 3 (£I2.I3). Mr Maxwell hosts his Iainous late night show tor a speeial I'm/ii) I/Il‘ [31/1 Thriller. Sear}.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni ('entre. (ireenside I’Iaee. 0844 844 0044. 7.45pm. l‘TUltt £I I. Tom Slade is rewarding Jongleurs w ith his presenee tonight. along with Roger Monkhouse. l’hiI Walker and Anthon} King.

The Friday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £I0 (£9: members £5). See Thu l2.

Magner's Glasgow International Comedy Festival Austin Low(ilasgow lower (: (ilasgow Sereiiee (‘entie. 50 l’aeitie t‘)“I) 013 54(s4 Ipm .\ 3pm £5 Iliel rban Jokel heads up It) the [tip ()I sellll.lll\ll\ tallest lieestandmg building. lot Hieii .lll.’k\ I): (i/(i\‘\'(’l\ It'l\(’

Lunctime Lafls 8 Lattes Sloan's. \igsle \ieade. 357 5 38" Ipiii £8 (£7) See 'I lit) l2

Comedy Club 4 Kids llte stand. 333 \\tkkll.llltls Rthltl. lib-5H Ill 3 5.“).1 3pm £7 tl.tlIIIl\ tieket £25) lop tomedians plat to the toughest erowtl kltls Ages 7* Comedy for Grown Ups Mos i.) .larie's. 20 Klltlltlslalt Street. 423 5628

6. 30pm £20 ('Ieari. intelligent eoriieds ser\ed with a two eourse meal

Happy Hour Comedy 8. Cocktails (‘osriiopol 165 Hope Street. 22I ‘ll 30 7pm £~1i£3i lopieal eomeds .iiid tiopieal eoektails to start sour Saluidas night ()0

Andrew Maxwell llie ( )Id l'tllllltlallsel. ('aiidleiiggs. 353 S000 8pm £l 3 (£I I) The Irish seamp heads to the beautilul ()ld l‘t’tllllllatkel Ioi an ewmng ol his musings

Andy Parsons lhe (iaiage. 4*)0 Sauehiehall Street. 332 II20 8pm £I5 See It) I 3

Best of Red Raw 2009 ( ‘lassie (irarid. I8 .laiiiaiea Street. 847 0820 8pm £7 (£5) See l'rl l3.

Bumper Value Comedy: West End The Viper Bar is ('Iub. 500 ( iieat \\estein Road. Kelsiiibridge. 33-) 0560 8pm £8 (UH. See l'l'I l3.

FOUI' Play liaet‘htls. 8t) ( il.issl()ttl Slteel. 5720080. 8pm. £5 (£4) See Thu I2 Glasgow Stands Up: On Your Doorstep l’latlorrii. The Bridge. I000 Westerhouse Road. l'.astei‘hotise. 27!) 0606. 8pm. £ 3. See It) | 3.

Half Price Comedy Club I 'isge Beatha. 2 32 2~1()\\‘oodlaiids Road. 332 I622 8pm is I040pm £6 ( £4) See It)

I 3.

Josie Long ( )iari Moi. 7 3| 7 35 (heat Western Road. 3576200. 8pm. £I0 brings (is All of I/ll' I’limwi ') Mom/er) (Shown in Ih'liii/i to eheer tip _\oui' mind.

Rob Brydon Riwal ('orieert Hall. 2 Sauehiehall Street. 353 8000 8pm £I‘).50 £I7.50. See Thu l2

Sir Timothy Fitzhigham Maggie

Ma} ‘s. 50 'l'rongate. Merehant (it). 548 I350. 8pm. £I0 ( £7). [/ll' ()I/H'I‘ (Me [It .Uritm'l/a I‘ll/INIIHIII('I'\ esplailts his magmlieent Ieats ol endtiranee and eliaraett r. Tony Law The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. HIST” ()ll“ ()USS. 8pm. £lll (£3). III the iiiiagmatisels titled The [inn Inn Show promises a iourne} t() 'a hilarious lield ()I ideas'.

Viv Gee The State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 3.32 2 l 5‘). 8pm. £5 (£4) The (‘omeds (iodmother ol man} a (ilasgow aet. tells trs w h} her best attempts at intelligent stand-up peter otit into (initiutum ('I'iu/Iti.

Bumper Value Comedy: World Series Challenges Ana. 62 Albion Street. 552 2IOI. 8.I5pm, £8 (£6). See In I 3.

Jason John Whitehead Blaeklriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 8.30pm. £8 (£6). One ()I the enduring taees on the eireuit looks baek at the da}s betore e0ttled} beeame his eareer in his show The .lukt'l'. Joe Heenan Presents: An Evening with Leo G Walnut The Butt. I42 Bath l.ane. 248 I777. 8.30pm. £6. Ileenan presents a night with the lariied lloll}wo()d producer.

Comedy Out WEST WliST. Templeton Building. (ilasgow (ireen. 550 ()I 35. 9pm. £8 (£6). See l‘ri I3.

Triple Scotch Sloan's. Arg} Ie Areade. 357 5387. 9pm. £8 (£6). See in I3. Woodlands Bumper Value Comedy Club l'isge Beatha. 232 246 mellands Road. 332 I622. 9pm. £6 (£4). See Sat 7. Best of Ha Ha Comedy (‘apiioL 468 Sauehiehall Street. 33I I040. ‘).I5pm. £8