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Janey Godley The toughest dame in Scottish comedy is joined by Jason-John Whitehead, Tony Woods and Geoff Boyz in setting up the boisterous gathering for a pre-Christmas treat. Jongleurs, Glasgow, Thu 14-Sat 16 Dec.

Stand Christmas Special The Stand pull out all the stops for their festive fun with Bruce Devlin, Des Clarke, Stephen Carlin (see caption) and Gary Little among those doing it for the Glasgow types while Susan Calman, Vladimir McTavish and Die Clatterschenkenfietermaus pander to Edinburgh tastes. The Stand, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Mon 18-Sat 23 Dec.

Bumper Value Comedy Des McLean, Steffan Peddie, Alan Anderson and Scott Agnew will be on call during the yuletide mayhem to ease your festive fears. Plus some mystery guests would you believe. No, not Santa and Rudolph, silly. Blackfriars, Glasgow, Fri 22-Sun 24 Dec; Fri 29-Sun 31 Dec.

Hootfest! An avalanche of year’s-end hilarity with Raymond Mearns, Joe Heenan, Gavin Webster, Vladimir McTavish and Susan Murray lighting up the west coast while Susan Morrison, Tom Stade, Stephen Carlin and Steven Dick do pretty much the same for the men and women from the east. The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 27-Sun 31 Dec, Tue 2 & Wed 3 Jan; the Stand, Edinburgh, Wed 27 Dec-Wed 3 Jan

Laughing Horse Hogmanay Special! Stand-up, scran and sounds til the wee small hours with JoJo Sutherland, Bill Bruce, Bruce Fummey and Rick Molland doing the comedy bit. Laughing Horse@Lindsay’s, Edinburgh, Sun 31 Dec.

Fred MacAulay The man off the radio gets up on stage to make a whole room rock. With laughter. See 5 Things. The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 4 Jan. Read preview


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