Hitlist: Comedy

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  • 15 October 2009
Hitlist: Comedy

Alun Cochrane, Daniel Kitson, Jim Jeffries, Simon Amstell, Jason Manford, The Broken Windows

Alun Cochrane
The daydreaming Yorkshire lad who was born in Glasgow gives us the kind of blistering show that earned a mighty five stars from us in August.
The Stand, Glasgow, Mon 26 Oct; The Stand, Edinburgh, Tue 27 Oct.

Daniel Kitson
He won’t let us into his shows or allow us the time for an interview, yet we still love the guy. Yorkshire comedy legend number two of this hitlist.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 28 Oct.

Jim Jeffries
The Aussie who now washes his smalls in California gets Hammered for one Glasgow night only.
Barrowland, Glasgow, Fri 30 Oct.

Simon Amstell
Giving up the TV presenting lark may well have been the best thing for this guy’s career. Do Nothing = Laugh Lots.
Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 1 Nov; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 3 Nov.

Jason Manford
Not veering away from the box just yet is the Manc comic with the wry eye on life.
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 3 Nov.

The Broken Windows
Policy The sketch crew formerly known as The Sugaring-Off Cabin return with more skits and bits.
The Stand, Edinburgh, Wed 4 Nov.

Alun Cochrane . . . is a Daydreamer (at Night)

Quietly intelligent and warming comedy from award-winning Alun Cochrane, master storyteller and all-round good egg. 'Part of Glasgay!'

Jason Manford – Off On Tour We Go

Fresh from flexing his presenting muscles on ITV's comedy reality show Show Me the Funny, Manford takes his brand of no-nonsense humour back on tour.

Simon Amstell: Do Nothing

  • 4 stars

The ex-'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' host famous for his biting jibes at guests and pop stars shows off his sensitive and self-deprecating side in his stand-up show. Mr Amstell requests that you do not attend this show if the date clashes with something in your own life.

Daniel Kitson: We Are Gathered Here

The Perrier winner mines the mundanity of life in search of 'something important in an ocean of twaddle'.

The Broken Windows Policy

The Stand's monthly sketch show returns with new skits and character treats featuring the best of fresh Scots comedy, including Larah Bross, Dave MacGregor and Ben Verth.

Alun Cochrane . . . is a Daydreamer (at Night)

Quietly intelligent and warming comedy from award-winning Alun Cochrane, master storyteller and all-round good egg.

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