Hitlist - The best comedy
• Bill Bailey The self-proclaimed hippie materialist part-troll guy worms his way back into our affections with more daft musical musings. SECC, Glasgow, Wed 7–Fri 9 Nov. *Ian Rankin's choice
• Mark Watson The most energetic (yet unhealthiest looking) stand-up of his generation brings us more of his innovative ways. The Stand, Glasgow, Tue 8–Sat 10 Nov.
• Alan Carr The chap who helped front C4’s Friday Night Project does his Saturday stand-up thing for you lucky people. Playhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 10 Nov.