Five comic picks for Autumn

Vikki Stone
Vikki Stone

Stand-up comedy is big business these days, with funny men and women taking over television and touring the country to sell-out crowds.

It’s always irritating to find out that one of your favourite performers is coming to town, only to discover that all the tickets are sold out.

Here’s five top comics - playing a range of intimate and larger venue - who are playing Glasgow in the coming months. Book now and don’t miss out.

Vikki Stone: Definitely

The multi-talented Vikki Stone has been a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last couple of years, selling out to crowds who appreciate her inspired mix of sharp stand-up, inspired songs and a good dose of old-fashioned silliness.

Remarkably, this is her first national tour, which promises to be a hot ticket after multiple recent television appearances. The Stand, October 9.

Russell Brand: Messiah Complex

A man who needs no introduction - comedian, actor and author Russell Brand’s talent at live comedy sometimes gets overlooked in the whirlwind of tabloid gossip that his life often descends to. He’s a true master of the form though, with this show promising to be his most personal yet. No subject will be out of bounds. Clyde Auditorium, October 11.

Adam Buxton: Best of BUG

Always the funnier half of much-loved double act Adam and Joe, Adam Buxton makes his Glasgow debut with ‘BUG’ - a night of internet video fun he regularly runs at London’s BFI Southbank. Expect a mixture of fun, beautiful and downright hilarious music videos, along with every running joke from his illustrious career. Stephen! GFT, October 17.

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

Professional trouble-maker Mark Thomas has taken on gun manufacturers, Coca-Cola and (repeatedly) the British Government in his years as a campaigning comedian.

This year he’s decided to commit 100 acts of minor dissent in a single year to get his wide variety of political points across.

They range from the silly and hilarious to the inspiring and subversive.The Stand, October 21

Daniel Sloss: Stand-up

Scotland’s comedy wunderkind is still only 23-years-old but is already a staple of the circuit.

What he lacks in cutting edge he just about makes up for in sheer crowd-pleasing technique and broad demographic appeal. It’s one for the whole family to enjoy.

He’s supported by the always-reliable Kai Humphries. The Garage, November 8.

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