Glen's Guide: best comedy in Edinburgh and Glasgow in April and May
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28 March 2019
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Daniel Sloss: X
The Scottish comedian, and recipient of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival 'Best of the Fest' International Award, presents his latest show. Pavilion Theatre, Sat 25 May, 7.30pm, £16–£19.50
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour
Michelle Visage hosts performances by all your favourite RuPaul queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O'Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki. Edinburgh Playhouse, Mon 6 May, 8pm, £43.15–£155.15; SEC, Glasgow, Fri 17 May, 7pm, £44.25–£55.60
American singer-songwriter, notable for reaching the semi finals of the seventh season of American Idol and getting to the final three in RuPaul's Drag Race season six, returns with an exclusive one-woman show. Glee Club, Sun 14 Apr, 7.30pm, £25
Jesus L'Oreal: Nailed It
Having spread the gospel in award-nominated Christ on a Bike, Jesus L'Oreal returns once again to complete the Holy Trinity with another high-octane show of song, dance and Jehovah's Fitness. Gilded Balloon Basement, Sun 21 Apr, 7.30pm, £11
Lee Kyle: Kicking Potatoes Into The Sea
Have you ever kicked a potato into the sea? Lee Kyle has. It's great but it's not the answer to your problems. Unless your problem is that your sea doesn't have enough potatoes in, which it almost certainly isn't. The Stand, Sun 28 Apr, 6pm, £7–£8
Join Vicki Michelle and the Hormonal Housewives in an evening all about the challenges of modern womanhood. Festival Theatre, Sun 19 May, 7.30pm, £22–£32
Scott Agnew, host of So You Think You're Funny? / credit: Steve Ullathorne
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery
A comedy about a heist that goes wrong, from Mischief Theatre, the people that brought you The Play That Goes Wrong. King's Theatre, Tue 14 May–Sat 18 May, times vary, £25.75–£36.75
So You Think You're Funny?
Come and watch brand new talent battle for their place in the So You Think You're Funny? semi finals in August, hosted by Scott Agnew. Gilded Balloon Basement, Sun 19 May, 4pm, free
The Gatsby Club
Scotland's largest 1920s themed cabaret and club night returns for another evening of music hall variety, cabaret acts and live music. Glasgow University Union, 7.30pm, £18
John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!
John Luke Roberts takes his masterclass in prop, clown, costume and Mel C-themed comedy and 2018 Fringe hit on the road. Monkey Barrel, Tue 21 May, 8pm, £13.20
American singer-songwriter, notable for reaching the semi finals of the seventh season of American Idol and getting to the final three in RuPaul's Drag Race season six, goes all out with a soundtrack of raunchy electro pop.
So You Think You're Funny has launched the careers of comedic greats such as David O'Doherty, Peter Kay and Dylan Moran, so there's every chance you'll see a stadium-filler of the future as hopefuls compete for a place in the competition's heats.
Lee Kyle Have you ever kicked a potato into the sea? Lee Kyle has. It's great but it's not the answer to your problems or anything. Unless your problem is that your sea doesn't have enough potatoes in, which it almost certainly isn't. He's back at the Fringe patiently waiting for whatever it is he doesn't know he wants or…