Red Raw 'l‘llL' Slitlltl. 333 \VtNKllLllltls Road. 08706006055. 8, 30pm. £2 (£I ). Billy Kirkwood and Phil l)iffer lend a comedy hand in a night for new comedy taletit in a fast-paced. low priced
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Edinburgh Stand-Up@The Still The
Illicit Still. 2 Bi‘oughaiii Street. 8.30pm. 'lUllL‘l'ilSS ts scryed otice liltirc \\ till a giant platclul of free comedy.
Wicked Wenches The Stand. 5
York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £6 (£5/iiieiiibeis £3). It's ladies night at The Stand in a showcase of female comedy talent to dispel the myths about them not being funny. With Stisan Murray. .-\I. Kennedy. Bethany Black and .\l(' Susan ('aliiian. See pi'eyiew for Bethany Black.
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT . . .
1 The man you have to initially blame/thank for the unstoppable rise of Derren Brown is Jerry Sadowitz. They first met in a magic shop in London and after swapping tricks soon became pals. with Sadowaz helping Brown get his first lecture gig for magicians and recommending him to production companies.
2 Brown claims to be flattered that Kenny Craig. the magic act in Little Britain (you know. ‘look into the eyes. not around the eyes') might be based on him. considering Kenny to be better looking than himself.
3 He studied law and German at Bristol University. where he first took to the stage as 'Darren V Brown'. V is for Victor.
4 Fellow magician Andy Nyman has been his working partner for several years. having co—created the likes of RUSS/an Rou/efte and Seance. You may have seen Nyman being disembowelled and decapitated during Charlie Brooker‘s Dead Set. while playing the outspoken telly producer Patrick.
5 Although there's never any question that his helpers on the TV shows are plants. he often becomes friends with those he has tortured. The guy who loaded the gun in Russian Roulette once accompanied Brown to a screening of Team America to the suspicion of many onlookers.
I Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. Thu 4 8. Fri 5. Sun 7 Jun.
50 THE LIST '28 May—f 1 Jun 2009
Glasgow Wicked Wenches The Stand. 333 \Vtxkllitllds Road. 08-0 ()00 (i055
8. 30pm. £7 (£5) See Tue 2.
Benefit in Aid of Alzheimer's Society The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £8/£7 Bruce I)e\hn. Marcus Ryan. l)erek Johnston and Kim .\Iac.-\skill giye up their time for free to raise ftiiids for this worthy cause.
Derren Brown Royal ('oncen Ilall.
3 Sallcltleltall Street. .353 3000. 7.30pm. S()I.I) ()I'T. I)erren Brown plays mind games with his audience tising psychology. illtisioii and show inanship. Not suitable for children under I2 years. See 5 Things.
Bratchy and the Wee Man's Comedy Pub Quiz The Arches (‘af'e Bar. 25.3 Argy Ie Street. 565 I035. 8pm. ('oinedic brothers Bralchy and the Wee Man. him ol'You’I'ulw infamy. host a ptib qui/ with a difference with intei'actiyc games. WWI-L lllt)\ es and tomf‘oolery. ()h. aitd there‘ll be cash pri/es and all.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 000 6055, 8.30pm. £8 (£7; members £4). ()oh. you look like you need a laugh. Pick a day of" the weekend and ohsen e the talents ol Sllsan Murray. John Ross. Billy Kirkwood. Derek Johnston and host Bruce I)e\ liii.
Heresy Jekyll & llyde. 1 l2 Hanover Street. 225 2022. 9pm. See Thu 28. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8 (£7; members £4). .\l(' Raymond .\Iearns strides tip to the mic lol‘ a weekend starring a couple ol Scottisli stand-up stars: Key in Bridges and Andy Sir. as w ell as Bethany Black up from that there Iinglaiid. See preview for Bethany Black.
Derren Brown Royal (‘oncen Hall.
2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. S()I.I) ()l'T. See Thu 4. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. I I Reiif‘rew Street. ()844 844 ()044. 8pm. l‘TUlII £l2. Brendan Riley. ('oIe Parker. Ron \"audry and (‘olin ('ole are primed and ready to make you miserable lot laugh. then pack you oil to the after-show disco. The Friday Show The Stand. 33.3 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 ()00 0055. 8.30pm. £ III (£9; members £5 l. See Thu 4.
Bruce Morton (‘rti/. l4 The Shore.
0845 458 9709. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). ()ne night only from this legend of the Scottish comedy scene. ready and waiting to show how it‘s done. l’urt oft/re lx'it/i I-i'stii‘ul. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni ('entre. (ireenside Place. 0844 844 0044. 7.45pm. lirom £I I. See Stu Whol’. Paul (‘howdry and Philbeno do their thing in an evening of' everything you need to smile and plug awkward gaps in conversation. The Friday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £I0 (£9; members £5). See Thu 4.
Keara Murphy (‘ru/. l4 The Shore.
0845 458 9709. l0pm. £6. A show in the company of~ comedian and actor Keara Murphy. as well as her many character creations in lyre Burt]: ()ne Burr]. .iluny li)l(‘<’.\. Pitt”! oft/Iv [Ill/t l‘t’yllt‘ul.
Glasgow Jongieurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'GC Building. I I Renf‘rew Street. ()844
844 0044. 8pm. From £I2. See l'Tl 5. The Saturday Show The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. ITS-'0 600 6055. 8.30pm. £ I .3 See Thu 4.
Best of Scottish Comedy (‘ru/. 14 The Shore. 0845 458 9‘09. 7.30pm. £l0 (£8) .-\ celebration of all things cracking about Scottish comedy. in this most Scottish of festivals. ('aledonian comics abound. I’urt ottlie lutli I-estn'rtl. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni ('entre. (ireenside Place. 0844 844 ()044. 7.45pm. From £I I. See l'Tl 5.
The Saturday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £I3. See Thu 4. The Heresy Project: Kill Your God ('itiI. I4 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. I0pm. £5. Rick Holland and Sully ()‘Sulliyan pull no punches in their quest to rid the world of religion. while haying some damn good Jokes on the way. In case you hayen't guessed. not really for the easily offended or ecclesiastically inclined. l’ur! ol the lx'itl) I'eytn'ul.
Derr'en Brown Royal (‘oncert Hall.
2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. S()I.I) ()I'T. See Thu 4.
Ha Ha Raw Comedy Ivory
IIoteI. Langside Avenue. Shawlands. 8.30pm. See Sun 3|. Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. .333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6006055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4; members £I ). It's a particularly grand old line-up this evening. headed up by Mr R and featuring Bruce l-iiininey. Andrew Learinonth. Stephen ('allaghan. Alan Sharp and Stu 8; (larry covering the improv.
Whose Lunch is it Anywar? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. See Sun 3|. The Best of Irish Comedy Cruz. l4 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). Top comedians. complete with wee f’unny accents and that. head over from the Iimerald Isle to show why everyone loves an Irish comedian. l’urt oft/1e [with Festival. The Sunday Night Laugh-In The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £8 (£7; members £l ). Marcus Ryan. Lucy ()ldham. John (iavin. (ius Lymbum and host Billy Kirkwood come together for what promises to be a very chipper end to your week. The Sugaring-Oft Cabin Cruz. l4 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 10pm. £6. The new sketch show heads towards the water to introduce I.eith to its weird. weird world. ”If! oft/re Leif/t I‘t'sttt'ul.
Jason John Whitehead and Ben Hurley The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £8 (£7). Two fine circuit comedians drop by The Stand as part of their Infamous in the (XK Your.
Improv with Stu & Garry Cruz. l4 The Shore. ()845 458 9709. 7.30pm. £5. Lightening fast reactions and whippet
speed gags from improv dudes Stu Murphy
and Garry Dobson. them of' The Stand lame. Part oftlie [,eit/i Festival.
Fit 0’ the Giggles Absolute Beginners Beehive Inn. Grassmarket. 225 7|7l. 8pm. £2 (£l ). Sian Bevan. Gus Lymbum and a selection of newer acts make the (irassmarket glow with comedy love this evening.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £2 (£I ). Go and ogle at this w eek's newbies. doing their best to make you laugh. with help from proper comedians Scott Agnew and Antony Murray.
Ding Dong Comedy Cruz. 14 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 10pm. £5. Davey See. Chns Foote and guests present a
selection of‘ hand-picked fine young talent. ’urt (if the Lott/t l‘t’Uli'ill.
Red Raw The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £2 (£1). SUsan (‘alman and Keir McAIIister are the more experienced comedians on-hand to assist the gaggle of~ newbies clamounng for attention and laughs.
Torn Stade (‘ru1. I4 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). Stade strolls to the Shore to chant) his people. in a show written by a man who owns the best joke about a wall EVER. Part of the Leith Festival.
Jason John Whitehead and Ben Hurley The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £8 (£7). See Mon 8.
Phil Buckley's Stupid World Tour (‘ru/. l4 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. I0pm. £5. Join Phil as he explains how he finally realised he was an idiot. Well. we‘ve all been there. Part oftlii- [A’ilh Festival.
Midweek Comedy Cabaret The Stand. 333 thdlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2). The fittest acts to grace the Red Raw stage in recent times are presented by Graeme Thomas and John
Stand Up Sisters Cruz. I4 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 7.30pm. £6. Ladies are being funny this evening. If‘ you don't believe us. go to Cruz and watch Susan Morrison. JoJo Sutherland. Elaine Malcolmson and Sian Bevan prove us right. Part of the Len/i festival.
Melting Pot The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £5 (£4; members
£2.50). Brand new sketches are given an airing by a group of‘ actors. You then get the chance to vote for which one made you
giggle the most; at least it‘s more fun than
the European Elections. Fit 0’ the Giggles Finest Cruz. l4
The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 10pm. £6.
In its homes at the Mercat and the
Grassmarket. Fit 0' the Giggles has
seen some bloomin‘ good acts pass through its doors. Keara Murphy hosts some of' the best. Part of the [ﬁlth
Glasgow .90 Caliber Comedy Presents . . .
Pivo Pivo. I5 Waterloo Street. 564 8100. 8pm. £7 (£6). Aussies rule this evening. as Damian Clark. Marcus Ryan and Ro
Campbell show ofT all that's best about down under. There'll probably be flip- flops.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £8 (£7; members £4). Sean
Percival. Liam McEneaney. Scott Agnew.
Kim MacAskill join host Raymond
Meams for a weekend of‘ chuckles.
cTavish Cruz. 14 The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 7.30pm. £8 (£7) The much-loved McTavish performs his comedy countdown of The 50 Greatest Scots ()fAII Time. . . Ever.’. Part of the
Nerosy Jekyll & Hyde. I I2 Hanover Street. 225 2022. 9pm. See Thu 28.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York
Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8 (£7; members £4). Join host Susan Calman as she
presents a variety of acts to suit all tastes.
including Andre Vincent. Rob & Skatz. Barry McDonald and Rick Molland. Fit 0’ the Giggles Finest Cruz. l4
The Shore. 0845 458 9709. 10pm. £6. See
Wed l0. Part of the Leith Festival.