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of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards presents his latest show. uncomfortable truths in his latest hour. Also The Stand, Edinburgh, Sun 15 Mar, thestand.co.uk/edinburgh
MARK THOMAS: 50 THINGS ABOUT US Tron Theatre, Thu 6–Sat 8 Feb, tron.co.uk Storytelling and stand-up about British identity and the ‘divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom’. Also touring, see list.co.uk/comedy for details.
FOIL, ARMS AND HOG King’s Theatre, Sun 23 Feb, atgtickets.com/venues/kings- theatre-glasgow Surreal and energetic sketch comedy from the Irish trio. JOHN KEARNS: DOUBLE TAKE AND FADE AWAY The Stand, Sat 29 Feb, thestand. co.uk/glasgow The only ever winner
STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT SSE Hydro, Mon 9 Mar, thessehydro.com The comedy legends bring their Funniest Show in Town at the Moment tour across the pond. See preview, page 60.
SARAH KEYWORTH: PACIFIC The Old Hairdressers, Fri 13 Mar, theoldhairdressers.com The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee considers the small stuff in her latest hour. See My Comedy Hero, page 63. Also Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh, Mon 16 Mar, monkeybarrelcomedy.com JAMALI MADDIX: STRIP CLUB EINSTEIN Blackfriars Basement, Fri 13 & Sat 14 Mar, jamalimaddix.com The comedian reflects on social change and
UNCLES: ONE FOR THE ROAD Tramway, Fri 13–Sun 15 Mar, tramway.org Robert Florence and Iain Connell put the world to rights over a pint or two. OLGA KOCH: IF/THEN The Old Hairdressers, Sat 14 Mar, theoldhairdressers.com Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee shares a tale of love through the medium of computer programming. Also Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh, Sun 15 Mar, monkeybarrelcomedy.com
FERN BRADY: POWER & CHAOS/ ALFIE BROWN: IMAGINATION Òran Mór, Sun 15 Mar, oran-mor. co.uk Double-bill of superb comedy performances taking place for live recording. LAUREN PATTISON: WORK IN PROGRESS The Hug and Pint, Sun 15 Mar, thehugandpint Work-in-progress show from the former Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee.
LARRY DEAN: FUDNUT King’s Theatre, Fri 20 Mar, atgtickets.com/venues/kings- theatre-glasgow Stand-up comedy from the well-respected young Scot. Also touring, see list.co.uk/comedy for details.
FRANKIE BOYLE: WORK IN PROGRESS The Stand, Mon 23–Mon 30 Mar, thestand.co.uk/glasgow Work-in- progress from the inimitable Frankie Boyle.
CATHERINE BOHART: LEMON Blackfriars Basement, Sun 29 Mar, catherinebohart.com The Irish comedian returns with her hilarious second hour about sex, relationships and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. EDINBURGH
FLO & JOAN The Stand, Sun 9 Feb, thestand. co.uk/edinburgh Musical comedy duo and actual sisters Flo & Joan are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs. Also The Stand, Glasgow, Mon 10 Feb, thestand.co.uk/glasgow
JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: AFTER ME COMES THE FLOOD (BUT IN FRENCH) DRIP SPLOSH SPLASH DRIP BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!! Monkey Barrel, Tue 25 Feb, monkeybarrelcomedy.com Comedy show from the critically acclaimed John-Luke Roberts. Also The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 26 Feb, thestand. co.uk/glasgow ALEX EDELMAN: JUST FOR US The Stand, Sun 1 Mar, thestand. co.uk/edinburgh The third solo show by the former Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner. See preview, page 62. Also The Stand, Glasgow, Sun 15 Mar, thestand. co.uk/glasgow
DAVID BADDIEL: TROLLS – NOT THE DOLLS Gilded Balloon Basement, Fri 6 Mar, gildedballoon.co.uk One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls. See First & Last, page 112. Also touring, see list.co.uk/comedy for details.
SUSIE MCCABE: BORN BELIEVER King’s Theatre, Sat 28 Mar, atgtickets.com/venues/kings- theatre Join the former Scottish Headliner of the Year and Glasgow favourite for her new show as she plays the biggest gig of her life. No pressure. KERRY GODLIMAN: BOSH The Stand, Tue 24 Mar, thestand. co.uk/edinburgh The stand-up and actress is back on tour to discuss her needy cat, the pitfalls of camper-van ownership, mum guilt and more. Also The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 25 Mar, thestand.co.uk/glasgow
JANEY GODLEY’S SOUP POT TOUR King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 22, Wed 25 Mar, atgtickets.com/ venues/kings-theatre- glasgow Voice-overs and more from the Godmother of Scottish comedy. See feature, page 42. Also Byre Theatre, St Andrews, Tue 3 Mar, byretheatre.com STEWART LEE: SNOWFLAKE/ TORNADO King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 26 Mar, atgtickets.com/ venues/kings-theatre- glasgow A double-bill of two hour-long sets from the comedy legend who will hopefully still upset all the right people. See feature page 61.
thessehydro.com Host of The Daily Show returns with his new set.
JORDAN BROOKES: I’VE GOT NOTHING Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh, Sun 8 Mar, monkeybarrelcomedy. com A chance to catch last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. See feature, page 40. Also The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Fri 13 & Sat 14 Mar, theoldhairdressers.com
TAROT The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Sun 15 Mar, theoldhairdressers. com Sketch comedy from the twisted minds behind Gein’s Family Giftshop and Goose. TREVOR NOAH: LOUD & CLEAR SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Fri 20 Mar,
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