Susie McCabe – There is More to Life Than Happiness

The Stand Comedy Club
Thursday 24 March 19.30

£10/£8 book online

Susie McCabe’s worst fears are coming true: she’s slowly turning into her parents. She’s transformed from the life and soul of the party, to a high maintenance neurotic with a disposition of anguish and despair (and that’s on a good day). Susie’s secret talent is being comically miserable, and she’s not afraid to share her gift with you. This show will give a healthy dose of realism washed down with a pint of cynicism about the irritation of everyday life. Susie will definitely make you laugh. She may also make you cry, that’s another talent of hers.

Larry Dean – Out Now!

Yesbar
Friday 18 March 19.15

£10/£8 book online

Scottish Comedian Of The Year Award winner Larry Dean, brings his Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominated hour to the Soho Theatre. Expect tales and tomfoolery from this personable Glaswegian and self-proclaimed ‘bender’. Join Larry as he struggles with shame and stereotypes, ‘pride’ and prejudice…not the book. As seen on BBC Presents: Edinburgh 2014. Tour support for Stephen K Amos and Eddie Izzard. ‘Sharp and unexpected lines … an irresistible chutzpah’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Fascinatingly funny … I’m sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future’ (Evening Standard).‘The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick’ (The Guardian).

Scottish Comedian Of The Year Award winner Larry Dean, brings his Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominated hour to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Expect tales and tomfoolery from this personable Glaswegian and self-proclaimed ‘bender’.

Join Larry as he struggles with shame and stereotypes, ‘pride’ and prejudice… not the book. As seen on BBC Presents: Edinburgh 2014. Tour support for Stephen K Amos and Eddie Izzard.

‘Sharp and unexpected lines … an irresistible chutzpah.’ (Chortle.co.uk)

‘Fascinatingly funny … I’m sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future.’ (Evening Standard)

‘The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick.’ (The Guardian)

Part of The Glasgow International Comedy Festival  http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/

Andrew Doyle – MINIMALISM!

Blackfriars Basement
Saturday 26 March 21.15

Tickets £9/£7 book online

Andrew Doyle brings his new show to Glasgow following a total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

‘Utterly hilarious. Doyle seems well en route to his creative peak.’ (**** Fest)

‘one of the most considered and clever comedy writers around’ (**** ScotsGay Magazine)

‘you’d be a fool to miss this’ (Gay Times)

**** (Chortle)

**** (TV Bomb)

David Morgan – BLAMMO!

DOORS OPEN: 7:00 PM STARTS: 7:30 PM  book online

David Morgan loves a great many things; boys, television, lists of three things… He’d love to tell you about them. You might have seen him getting over excited on shows like Virtually Famous on E4, Sweat the Small Stuff on BBC Three or Big Brother’s Bit on the Side on Channel 5. You may have seen him being cruel, in a loving way, to celebrities on a weekly basis on ITV2’s Safe Word.

Part of The Glasgow International Comedy Festival  http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/

Louise Welsh Introduces Andrew Michael Hurley & Lorna Gibb

19th Mar 2016 • 4:30PM – 5:30PM • Mitchell Library book online

Louise Welsh introduces two debuts with a gothic feel. In Andrew Michael Hurley’s The Loney, two brothers and their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney every year. Many years later the Loney reveals its dark secrets. Lorna Gibb’s A Ghost’s Story presents the mysterious spirit writings and biographical outpourings of Katie King, this famous and enigmatic spirit celebrity. Is she a profound and curious consciousness guided into this realm by the faith of true believers, or the cheap trickery of parlour cheats and exploitative swindlers?

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

Graham Fagen with Louise Welsh – Come into the Garden, and Forget About the War

18th Mar 2016 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM • Mitchell Library book online

Graham Fagen, one of Glasgow’s most accomplished artists, discusses his new exhibition ‘Come into the Garden, and forget about the War’ with Louise Welsh. Graham’s exhibition represented Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale in 2015 and will be opening at Hostpitalfield, Arbroath on 19 March.

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

Patrick Harvie MSP – The Books That Made Me

18th Mar 2016 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM • Mitchell Library book online

Patrick Harvie, is Scottish Green Party Co-Convenor. Patrick was elected as a regional MSP for Glasgow in May 2003. Before Parliament he worked in the sexual health field, for PHACE Scotland (now part of the Terrence Higgins Trust) and had brief stints at a recycling charity, a phone line for teenagers, and the Inland Revenue. He’s been involved with issues from asylum and civil liberties to sexual health and food policy and was a very high profile presence throughout the Yes campaign in the independence referendum. He’s a science fiction fan so expect there to be some SF in his choices of his favourite books.

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

Jackie Kay – A Modern Classic

15th Mar 2016 • 7:30PM – 8:30PM • Mitchell Library book online

To celebrate the publication of the Picador Classic edition of her novel Trumpet (with a new introduction by Ali Smith), we are pleased to welcome back the fabulous poet, playwright, novelist, children’s author and broadcaster, Jackie Kay. Jackie is going to read from a selection of her work including her recent collection of short stories Reality, Reality and her most recent collection of poetry, The Empathetic Store.

Part of Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival http://www.ayewrite.com/

LGBT Innovators & Love Song to Lavender Menace

Village Pub Theatre & James Ley

To celebrate LGBT History Month, Village Pub Theatre is taking over the Traverse Bar Café for two nights with short plays under the theme of ‘LGBT Innovators‘. There will also be a reading of James Ley’s new play Love Song to Lavender Menace.

www.villagepubtheatre.co.uk / @pubtheatre

Date & Time Tue 23 – Wed 24 Feb, 7.30pm
Tickets Full price £6.50 See our Box Office for full pricing and booking information.
Venue: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Bar Café

Note: Contains strong language and adult themes. Audience interaction possible.
Age Recommendation 14+

Love Song to Lavender Menace is an LGBT Youth, LGBT History Month Cultural Commission, Funded by Creative Scotland