you change your lunchtime habits. Patrick Monahan comperes tlte tree comedy featuring top performers. “title the folks at (‘apital ()ne are laying on a free lunch. That's right . . . li'ee.
Robin Ince Isn’t Waving Tlte Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £8 (£6). Robin lnce brings his l‘ringe show to the Statid. \\ here he questions modern existence and our need for material possessions. ()nly he'll make it sottitd funnier than that. See My ('omedy Hero. The 50p Show The ('anons' (iait. 232 ('ationgale. 556 4481. 9pm. 50p. Tyso hours of fresh. sttalent-friendly comedy tor otin 50 shiny pence. Willi sketches and stand-up aplenty.
Robin Ince Isn’t Waving The Stand. 335 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 (i()() 0055. 8.30pm. £8 (£oi. See Tue 2 1.
Comedy Arena Gong Show llolyrood 'I'aycrn. ‘) lloly rood Road. 557 4072. 8.30pm. £2. (‘ome and pick the winners (aitd losersl as comedians try their ltick against the Tayern (‘omedy (iong. llarsh but l‘unny.
Comedy Benefit Night The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £(i (£4). Tom Slade and Bruce Dey liti are amongst the comedians giying tip their time for tree to raise money for (‘ancer Research l'K. Worthy but funny: like Koli Arman slipping on a banana skin.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 (it'll) (i055. 8.30pm. to l £5 £3 members). llere ye the hold ol the Right Reyerend ()hadiah Steppenysollc III as he lords it o\ er tonight's proceedings. Join the congregation to hear preachiiigs from (ilenn Wool. .Mark Bratchpicce. Keir .\lc.-\l|ister and the one they call
Heresy The Jekyll (k Hyde. 1 l2 llanm er Street. 225 2022. 8.30pm. £3. See Thu to. The Stand The Staitd. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8 (£7 £5 members). Braye the angry humour of Ian (‘ognito. but then
balance it ottt \y ith the gentle ramblings ol Dayid Kay. Standing some“ here in- betyseen these too extremes are host Bruce Deylin. Simon Douglass arid Keyitt Precious. Something for eyeryoiie.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ()pm. £8 (£7 £5 members). M(' Bruce Dey lin unleashes ltis acid tongued “it \shile introducing Ian ('ogttito. Dayid Kay and Simon Douglass. It's basically the \yeekend's line-up btit cheaper. \\ hich equals more beer money. llu/lah.
The Snatch Social The liquid Room. 0c Victoria Street. 225 2504. l lptti 3am. £5. See Thtl lb.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. Rentreys Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. From £20. Your humble laughmeisters this \seekend are Miles (’rayyl'ord. Matthcys llardy. Rex Boyd and (iordon Southern \\ hose last Fringe shim we truly loy ed. We're ittto (‘ht'istmas prices. so drop ittto \\ u\y.jongleurscom for the hill sketch. The Stand The Stand. 33.3 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 (300 (i055. 8.30pm. £8 (£7 £5 members). Mttsings from top ('anadian comic (ilenn Wool. who spent his summer telling lidinburgh \yhy )iiii l)iin 'i (iii to [It’lljill' [xiii/ire Iz'li'li/trtitis. Sttsan Morrison comperes. \y illi Keir Mc:\llister and Mark Bratchpiece.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni ('entre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 8.l5pm. l‘rom £20. R Dayid (no relation to R Kelly we presume). the thoughtlul .\'ick Reyell and the manic Phil Nichol do it lot the stay -llp-late kids this weekend. Head to \s \y \s.jongleurscom tor the full ('hristmas price sketch. See caption for Nichol. The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £10. See Thu 23.
Bumper Value Comedy Blacklriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 8pm. U). More top \‘aluc comedy from the Blackl'riars creyy. l.ickle Susan ‘(’almanalor' ('alman comperes \\ ith acts (ireg (‘ook and the scary-funny Del Strain.
To the world he may be that crazy Canadian fella, but
considering his birthplace (Glasgow) we shall claim the inaugural winner of the if.comeddies awards as one of our ain folk. Admittedly, this is akin to us giving up Jerry Sadowitz as being a New Jerseyan and we’re hardly ready to do that. Whether he will be touching upon his prize-scooping Amsterdam-set Naked Racist show or not, a surefire frenetic time will be had in the company of the man who once brought us a character called Greasy Fist Joe and delivered his own
unique impersonation of Bjork.
the Stand. G/asgow. Thu 7(5—-Sat 78 Nov: Jong/etiis. Edinburgh. Fri 24 8 Sat
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(’ Building. Renl'reyy Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. lirom £20. See l-ri l7.
The Stand The Stand. 55.5 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 (ile (3055. 8.30pm. £l0. See T'Tl 24.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni (‘enlre. (ircenside Place. 08707 870707. 8.l5pm. Prom £20. See Hi 24.
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service Tlte Stand. 33.3 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 (i()() ()055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3 El membersi. Stand stalys arts Day‘id Kay and Michael Redmond shoyy tis him it's done. \\ ith easy laughs smoothing away the Sunday blues. ('arol Tobin. Rick Molland and Dougie Munroe join them.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpnt. l‘ree. See Sun l‘).
The Sunday Night Laugh-In The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 (£3 £l members). Mr Magic l-‘ingers (oo-erl Steyen Dick .\l(‘s. just keep an eye on your kiyyi lt'tllls. llopel‘ully more classy and less (‘riri'i' ()ii ('iiiii/ii'iig' than this listing \\ ill be the Reyerend ()hadiah. Jim Park aitd Simon Douglass. ()h. Matron.
Best of Scottish The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 (i0() (i055. 8.30pm. £5. Scotland's finest gather to shoyy the comedy strength of those north ol' the Border. it‘ll be like lil‘rll‘r’llr'ili'l. ()l‘ 'Ii'iiiiis/iiiiii'ne. ()r not. l-‘eaturing Dougie Dtuilop. Raymond Mearns and more.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. U. More \yannabe funny people take to the stage. ewhanging their pride for a chance of stand—up. Paul Pirie arid (‘arol Tobin tnake sure things stay on track.
Red Raw The Stand. 553 \Voodlands Road. 0870 (i0() (i055. 8.30pm. £2 (£1 membersi. .\‘e\\. tie“ -iin and been-going- a-yshile-but-not-t|tiile-tliere-ycl comedians test otit their material. Professionals (ireg Mcl hit—'h and (‘arol Tobin ensure fantastic \aluc for money.
Best of Scottish The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £5. See Mott 27.
Best of Irish The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 (>00 (i055. 8.30pm. £7 (£(il. ('heeky Irish scamps shoyy -ol'l their gift ol the gab. Well.
they 're not really scamps. Or that cheeky. But they 're funny and Irish arid oy er here to make you laugh. so go and see Michael Redmond. ()ysen ()‘Neill. Karl Spain arid ('arol Tobin.
Drop: The Beat Cafe Queen (‘harlotte Rooms. 5oa Queen (‘harlotle Street. 555 (root). «SPIN. liree. :\n eclectic mi\ ol. music. poetry and spoken \yord. all hosted by comedian llope liternal. The talent heayy bill introduces a range ol‘ styles and sounds. and all for free.
Best of Scottish The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £5. See Mott 27.
Comedy Arena Gong Show llolyrood Tayertt. ‘) llolyrood Road. 557 4072. 8.30pm. £2. See Wed 22.
THE BEST COMEDY
Phil Nichol Not likely to be the most subtle comedy experience of your fortnight. but one which will surely live long and hard in the memory as the inaugural Eddies winner unleashes his all. See caption. The Stand. Glasgow. Thu 76—Sat 78 Nov: Jong/eurs. Edinburgh. Fri 24 8 Sat 25 Nov.
Phil Kay Turning his bearded attention to the young ‘uns. the special Kay implores ‘Gimme Your Left Shoe'. And you'd be a tool (or a parent) not to comply. See 5 Things. North Edinburgh Ans Centre. Sat 78 Nov.
Mitchell and Webb Get your catchphrases at the ready: "That's Numberwang!’ “are we the baddies?‘ “don't let me down. boftins' and the rest. FOrtLinately. there's much more to the former Footlights chaps than cheap sloganeering. See feature. page 18. King's Theatre. Glasgow. Sun '79 Nov.
Robin Ince Another slice of erudite fun as the comic who appears to have suffered years of abuse at the hands of Ricky Gervais gets a few things off his manly chest. See My Comedy Hero. The Stand. Edinburgh. Tue 27 Nov; the Stand. Glasgow. Wed 22 Nov.
Gordon Southern One of the unsung heroes of the circuit might be swallowed up on a raucous Jongleurs bill. but his is a light that shall shine brightly. During August we reckoned his infectious enthusiasm and energy‘ was well suited to tackling subjects such as ‘baby oil and feminist performance artistes' Respect must be due. Jong/eui‘s. Glasgow. Fri 24 8. Sat 25 Nov.
Heresy The Jekyll «V Hyde. l l2 llanoy er Street. 225 2022. 8.30pm. £3. See Thu to. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘lpm. £(i (£5 £3 membersi. linjoy younl‘hursday \sith Dougie Dunlop. Karl Spaitt. Keir .\lc.'\||istcr and Scott Agneyy. Jtl\l think. you can opeit your adycnt calendar tomorroys. That's definitely \yorth celebrating.
The Snatch Social The liquid Room. 0c Victoria Street. 225 25b4. l lpnt 3am. £5. See Thu to.
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