TOP 5 AUTUMN COMEDY
Comedy editor Brian Donaldson selects his funny favourites
from this autumn
BILL BAILEY In Limboland, everyone’s favourite hippie materialist pokes around the zone where our reality converges with the life we imagine we lead. Sounds heavy but fear not, there’ll be top mashed-up tunesmithery from the talented chap. SECC, Glasgow, 21 & 22 Oct; Edinburgh Playhouse, 30 Nov.
ONE MAN BREAKING BAD The promise of ‘60 episodes in 60 minutes’ was made when this show was on the Fringe. Now Miles Allen gets a chance to extend the BB universe, with his impersonation repertoire no doubt getting broader, wider and deeper. Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 1 Nov.
HARRY ENFIELD & PAUL WHITEHOUSE Here comes the i rst volley of 90s British comedy legends touring the nation this year as Harry ’n’ Paul deliver crowd-pleasing updates on the likes of Smashie and Nicey, the Scousers and the Old Gits. SECC, Glasgow, 3 Nov.
VIC REEVES & BOB MORTIMER They just wouldn’t let it lie. A mere quarter of a century of semi-surrealist comic lunacy is marked with some Poignant Moments covering the period from when they i rst bulldozed into the public psyche with Big Night Out to their recent House of Fools business. SECC, Glasgow, 11 Nov; Edinburgh Playhouse, 31 Jan.
NOEL FIELDING There’s little doubt that the work of Vic ‘n’ Bob has rubbed off in some way upon the Boosh boy who is now out on his tod with a solo tour. Live animation and crrrrazy characters can be expected in this An Evening With . . . affair. EICC, Edinburgh, 14 Nov; King’s Theatre, Glasgow, 15 Nov.
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