Hitlist - The Best Comedy

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Ross Noble

Ross Noble Everyone’s favourite Geordie japester, above (unless you retain a soft spot for the bearded teacher in Byker Grove), offers up Nobelism, his latest freeform extravaganza. Playhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 8 Sep; Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Sun 9 Sep.
Tony Law The oddball Canadian is back with more time-travelling surrealism, if his Fringe show Revenge of the Dog of Time is any guide. Ingenuity and innovation are the Law man’s bywords. Jongleurs, Glasgow, Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sep; the Stand, Glasgow, Thu 13–Sat 15 Sep.
Rough Cuts The Comedy Unit acts out some fresh-as-a-daisy material and lets the audience decide whether it has any legs. The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 12 Sep.
Sean Hughes The man formerly known as the youngest ever winner of the Perrier takes his Fringe show out west with lots of stuff about being a 40something man trapped in a 25-year-old’s body and how your parents get smaller as they get older. Ageing is Seany’s big theme these days. Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 14 Sep.
Arnab Chanda A rising stand-up star who performed with Greg McHugh last month, this young American is developing a distinctive voice. Jongleurs, Glasgow, Fri 14 & Sat 15 Sep.
Stephen Carlin Throughout August, this laconic Scot was the Armchair Renaissance Man and he will surely be charming the Glasgow folks with more of his sit-down stand-up. Whether he will be returning to his earlier themes of Jimmy Savile, snooker and National Socialism is another question. The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 20 Sep.

The Thursday Show

Host Bruce Devlin gets set to launch his acidic wit over the audience as he presents Anvil Springstien, Stephen Carlin, Mike Newall and Woody. The comedian. Not the Woodpecker.

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