|Joey Page: Golden Peacock Hour|
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Saturday, 8 March 2014
Top Five: Surrealists
Comics who really let their imaginations run wild.
Technicoloured imagery and bizarre flights of fancy with a comic who rejoices in the alternative.
Inside the mind of a man-child...
Award winning comic with a wig, some false teeth and a lot of ideas.
Join Arch-Surrealist Boothby Graffoe for a typically skewed looked at the weird little world of the UK lottery scratch card.
An hour of atmospheric, dark, sharp, hypnotic, inventive, angry and heart-broken comedy from the enigmatic new stand up.
Posted by Glasgow Comedy at 10:30
Friday, 7 March 2014
|WitTank Presents: The School|
It’s not all one man one mic...
Established sketch groups (Endemic, How Do I Get Up There? The Colour Ham, Mouth Comfort) join stars of Scottish TV comedy and new talent from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for an evening of live comedy turns.
The Stand’s resident sketch troupe with a riotous array of cabaret and sketch comedy, featuring Larah Bross, Dave MacGregor, Wayne Mazazda and Jeff Gawler. Directed By Keir McAllister.
Eminently silly sketch outfit WitTank invite you into the charmingly warped world of The School; a deranged and archaic institution with a dizzying array of loveable eccentrics, diabolical lunatics and malevolent buffoons.
You choose the story – 3 lives, 12 endings, you choose what happens to the characters in a series of sketches. Brought to you by writers Gerry McLaughlin (Burniston) and Raymond Friel (Calcium Kid, Botched).
These stars of stage, screen & Youtube bring you a new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence on topics far and wide.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Susie McCabe is a fast rising star on the national comedy circuit. She may be small and look like Jockey Wilson’s stunt double, but she is hard to ignore as this is one little lady with a big mouth. See her show Susie McCabe: Tourist Misinformation at the Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow on April 2 at 7:30pm, but before that here's how Susie responded to our 'first and Last' questions:
First record you bought?
The Cranberries Linger
Last film you watched?
I can’t remember the name it was awful but Jodie foster was in it
(These first two answers make me such a cliché)
First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Have a drink of water
Last lie you told?
This is not a face that can tell lies
Jodie Foster and a teacher it was a confusing time
(This is not helping with the Cliché problem)
Last meal you cooked yourself?
Porridge this morning
First great piece of advice you were given?
Everyday is a school day
Last book you read?
Alex Ferguson's biog (Again its that Cliché popping up)
First thing you would do if you knew the world was going to end?
Have a nice dram and a ciggie.
Last thing you do before doing a show?
Be on my own and try pace up and down
First thing you do after a show?
Have a drink
Last time you were star struck?
Never because I have yet to meet Jodie Foster
First thing you’d do if you ran the country?
Scrap that awful Bedroom Tax and introduce 3 day weekends (Populist I know but Mon-Fri is just to long a working week)
Last meal on earth – what would it be?
Chicken , chips and gravy
First song you’d sing at Karaoke?
Sex on Fire
Last funny thing you saw online?
A PUPPY TRYING TO WALK UPSTAIRS
First comedian you ever so live?
Last thing you were doing before starting these questions?
My Day Job
First time you lived on your own?
Last time you won something?
NEVER , EVER ,EVER, NEVER NOT EVEN A RAFFLE
First Holiday you ever went on?
With the school to spain
Last time you made a fool of yourself?
Now !!!! Filling This Nonsense in !!!
First job you ever had?
Doing Alterations in a Jeans shop (I know!! , who knew Susie the seamstress)
Last Comedian you saw you that you thought was great?
First thing you would do/recommend when you arrive in Glasgow?
Go in to the oldest looking wee pub you can find and just sit and listen to the chat . It will make no sense, but will make you laugh
Posted by Glasgow Comedy at 14:11
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Top Five: Local Lads
|Ray Bradshaw: I Dare Ray To|
The pick of the Festival’s Glaswegian (and adopted Glaswegian) comedians of the male persuasion:
The Glaswegian stand-up takes on dares from strangers and lives to tell the tale – hear about his date with Scotland’s oldest woman and how he took on the Globe of Death!
Dark and disturbing stand up from one of Scotland’s most exciting young comics.
Stand up from the dark recesses of the Glasgow-based comedian’s imagination.
Classic routines and new material from the ‘Newsquiz’ and Radio Scotland regular as he celebrates 25 years in stand up.
Observational stand up as the award winning comic returns to the festival.
Top Five: Local Lasses
|Libby McArthur: The F Word|
Choice shows with Scottish Women centre stage.
A funny look at life in our fifties, with the River City star Libby.
Some almost ready material from the inventive young comic, some of it musical...she can stand on her head for up to three minutes you know!
A new collaboration between two young Glasgow-born comics with some outrageous tales about their lives so far...
The straight talking London-based, Glasgow-born comic returns with tales from the big smoke.
Siân Bevan 'madwoman-come-genius.' (Skinny) and Elaine Malcolmson 'bone-dry and talented...exquisite material' (Edinburgh Evening News) would like to show you the contents of their jotters. Two twisted, funny stories in progress.
Posted by Glasgow Comedy at 11:23
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Top Five: Shows For Kids
|James Campbell: Comedy 4 Kids|
Highlights of our programme especially for younger comedy fans – something for the whole family including magic, stand up, improv and puppets.
An interactive family comedy show suitable for children aged five and over featuring traditional party games.
A family magic show for children aged five and above. Funny and informative with lots of chances to join in.
Comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science in a show which adults will enjoy as much as the kids, suitable for ages 8-12.
Top comedians tell jokes for grownups at a gig you can take your 0-2 year old to. Crying allowed.
A stand up comedy show especially for children over 6 years old, and anybody who likes their comedy without the rude words.
Posted by Glasgow Comedy at 10:13
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Top Five: Twitter Ye Not
Comedians usually have a lot to say for themselves, here’s some of those in the Festival programme who know their hashtags from their mentions.
ChrisRamsey: The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television, The Garage, 20March, 8pm. £16.50
After getting sent off the sofa on Soccer AM, the South Shields-born comic considers his brush with censorship and muses on life, mistakes, expectations and offence. @IAmChrisRamsey
Outrageous stories and all the things you might think but would never say out loud from the slightly wicked godmother of Scottish stand up. @JaneyGodley
Observational stand up as the award winning comic returns to the festival. @johngavincomedy
Pointy-faced comedian Rhys James writes jokes, poems, stories, ideas and tweets. Here, he performs a combination of all of them for about an hour. @rhysjamesy
Canadian John moved to the UK and became a better person – hear all about it in his highly observant show. @thejohnhastings
Posted by Glasgow Comedy at 11:14