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      15.07.2000 19:37
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      The Stand is a recently opened comedy club in Woodlands Road in the West End of Glasgow. It is run by the people behind the long established club of the same name in Edinburgh. Open from Thursday to Sunday, it has a good blend of both newcomers and established acts from the Scottish Comedy circuit. The comedy scene has recently been re-vamped in Glasgow with many new clubs and comedy nights appearing in various places but the Stand is probably one of the best and regularly draws a big crowd. This is possibly due to the fact that it relies upon the reputation of its sister club which has been running since 1995 in Edinburgh. In the past few weeks there have been performances from Fred MacAulay (of McCoist & MacAulay), Perrier nominee Ross Noble and Phil Nichol, former winner of the Time-Out award at the Edinburgh Fringe. In fact Fred MacAulay tries out some new material for his tv show "Simply Fred" regularly at the Stand each week. It is certainly a good night out and where else could you expect to pay less than a fiver to see top comedian and Perrier award winning Dylan Moran (who also starred in BBC1’s "How Do You Want Me?" and more recently in "Black Books" on Ch4). Granted that when he performed at the Stand, he was a late replacement for a lesser known act and was road testing a new routine, it was still fantastic to see him perform in such a small environment with only fifty people present. Along with being a top night out, the Stand also runs Comedy Classes for up and coming comedians looking to raise a laugh or two and break into the comedy circuit. These free classes have already been a success in Edinburgh and with the renewed interest in comedy in Glasgow, they may be the launching pad for new talent in the city. So if you happen to be passing Woodlands Road, why not pop in, have a few drinks and laugh out loud!!!!

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