The best comedy
Howard Marks Special Mr Nice transforms into Señor Nice to tell tales of the Straight Life from Wales to South America. Which is nice. Jongleurs, Glasgow, Thu 5 Oct.
Mark Nelson Just crowned Scottish Comedian of the Year, you’ll want to see what the fuss is about. The Stand, Edinburgh, Sun 8 Oct.
Jo Caulfield The pleasant demeanour hides a strong set of harsh opinions and vicious thoughts. But nice with it. The Stand, Edinburgh, Tue 10 Oct; the Stand, Glasgow, Wed 11 Oct.
Big Word A new set-up and a new venue for the poetry pack. City Café, Edinburgh, Thu 12 Oct.
Stephen K Amos The genial chappy with a cheeky smirk and a crowd-pleasing set delivers the goods. Jongleurs, Glasgow, Fri 13 & Sat 14 Oct.