The best comedy
Phil Nichol (pictured) Not likely to be the most subtle comedy experience of your fortnight, but one which will surely live long and hard in the memory as the inaugural Eddies winner unleashes his all. See caption. The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 16-Sat 18 Nov; Jongleurs, Edinburgh, Fri 24 & Sat 25 Nov. Read preview
Phil Kay Turning his bearded attention to the young ‘uns, the special Kay implores ‘Gimme Your Left Shoe’. And you’d be a fool (or a parent) not to comply. See 5 Things. North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Sat 18 Nov. Read 5 Things You May Not Know About Phil Kay
Mitchell and Webb Get your catchphrases at the ready: ‘That’s Numberwang!’ ‘are we the baddies?’ ‘don’t let me down, boffins’ and the rest. Fortunately, there’s much more to the former Footlights chaps than cheap sloganeering. King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 19 Nov. Read interview
Robin Ince Another slice of erudite fun as the comic who appears to have suffered years of abuse at the hands of Ricky Gervais gets a few things off his manly chest. The Stand, Edinburgh, Tue 21 Nov; the Stand, Glasgow, Wed 22 Nov. Read 'My Comedy Hero'
Gordon Southern One of the unsung heroes of the circuit might be swallowed up on a raucous Jongleurs bill, but his is a light that shall shine brightly. During August we reckoned his ‘infectious enthusiasm and energy’ was well suited to tackling subjects such as ‘baby oil and feminist performance artistes.’ Respect must be due. Jongleurs, Glasgow, Fri 24 & Sat 25 Nov.