The best comedy
Stephen K Amos The genial and talented wag will be on Channel 4 soon talking about being both black and gay. Catch him now before he’s far too famous for the likes of us. The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 1-Sat 3 Feb.
Out to Lunch - Live! Improv goings-on with top scran thrown in for this hearty lunchtime innovation. The Stand, Edinburgh, MonFri.
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year The future stars of Scottish comedy? Time will only tell. Lindsay’s, Edinburgh, Sat 3 Feb.
SiStars! A stellar line-up for sure with madames Bayley, Appelby, Kennedy and Calman helping your socks to be laughed off. The Stand, Edinburgh, Tue 6 Feb; the Stand, Glasgow, Wed 7 Feb.
Shappi Khorsandi We just can’t get enough of this little lady’s tall tales of her Iranian/British heritage. See caption. Jongleurs, Glasgow, Fri 9 & Sat 10 Feb.
Live at the Hive Some of your hot local talent here with Steven Davidson on MC duties. Beehive Inn, Edinburgh, Fri 9 Feb.
Zoe Lyons The Babycham Funny Woman of 2004 (and that’s official) has no intention of going back to banana farming and jam packing. The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh, Tue 13 Feb.