Scottish Comedy Highlights: April 2024

Spring is springing and so are the punchlines; here's our April comedy roundup, featuring two bumper Saturdays crammed with laughs

Preview by Polly Glynn | 01 Apr 2024
  • Sikisa

On 6 April, you’ll have to make tough choices between three excellent comics: Ashley Manning, this month’s Dream Gig imaginer, brings her sugar-coated show about sex and shame to Glasgow's Stand (Candyfloss, 5pm); Janey Godley comes to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall with a stand-up-cross-screening gig of JANEY, her documentary fresh from Glasgow Film Festival (JANEY: On Screen & On-Stage, 8pm); while just up the road Krystal Evans performs her acclaimed debut hour The Hottest Girl at Burn Camp for the final time in Edinburgh (Monkey Barrel, 8pm).

On 13 April, there’s another brilliant triple bill of shows waiting for you. Start with Paul Sinha’s latest hour, Pauly Bengali, which is set to be a breezy look at politics and pop culture (The Stand, Glasgow, 4pm); squeeze in Stuart LawsIs That Guy Still Going?, which spans a wide range of topics from vasectomies to a self-started urban legend about Leicester Square’s M&M’s World (Monkey Barrel, 6pm); then finish your day with a lighthearted confessional from Sikisa and her sophomore show, Hear Me Out (Monkey Barrel, 8pm). For a sweet little treat the day after, return to Monkey Barrel for Chris Cantrill’s new WIP, Easily Swayed (14 April, 8pm). The show, from one half of The Delightful Sausage, will be a deliciously daft tale of a reunion gone awry.

Elsewhere in the month, make sure to catch Sam Lake (Aspiring Dilf, The Stand, Glasgow, 4 Apr, 8.30pm), who we recently saw knock it out the park as support for Marjolein Robertson, as well as another outing for her show Marj (The Stand, Glasgow, 8 Apr, 8.30pm). Finally, at the end of the month, viral posh-boy rapper MC Hammersmith will spit bars and belly laughs in Straight Outta Brompton (The Stand, Glasgow, 24 Apr, 8.30pm), while Luisa Omielan’s back in town with Bitter, her first solo show since What Would Beyoncé Do?!, which exposes the entertainment industry in her trademark down-to-earth style (Monkey Barrel, 25 Apr, 7.30pm).