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  • 2 October 2006

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.

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