Q's Who's Who

Are you wondering which local boys (and girls) to see at the Glasgow Comedy Festival? Then read Q's top tips for 2008.

Feature by Quentin Reynolds | 06 Mar 2008
First up is Mark Nelson. The Scottish Comedian of the Year 2006, whose show sold out last year, returns with "Aftershock". Hilariously dark humour, but not for the easily offended.

Billy Kirkwood returns with "Billy Kirkwood Is Stoopid" following his 2007 sell out show. Meanwhile Austin Low presents "Urban Joker", whilst the pair team up for "Smell Yer Maw". Three guaranteed brilliant shows, one of which has the best name for any show this year!

Scott Agnew is back with his hilarious observations as a six foot five, gay Glasgow man in "Big Boy". Scott is one of the most consistently funny guys on the circuit, and well worth seeing.

Then there's Glasgow boys Des Clarke and Des McLean. Book your tickets NOW, or you'll miss them. Need I say more?

For the older punters or people who simply like good patter merchants, may I recommend either "Phil Differ: 50 or Over", or "Patrick Rolink: It's A Funny Old Game". Whilst both men are over 40, both deliver sharp and hilarious material through the eyes of older but young at heart comedians.

If you like female comics I have three (yes three) local females. The impressive Jay Lafferty debuts with "Offside Rules", the brilliant Keara Murphy presents "Little Love Behind Bars", and the legendary Janey Godley is back with "Tell It Like It Is". All of them are very funny, so you can't go wrong with any of these ladies. And I don't mean that in a sexual way.

Finally, there's Chris Broomfield, David Heffron, Derek Johnstone and Kier McAllister, and The Atrocity Machine. These guys deliver laughs every time I see them, no matter the audience.

However, if you can only pick one show- pick Derek and Kier's. That way you can pop into my show "Who is Q from Airdrie" first, and conveniently see them afterwards in the same venue. But don't think you can see theirs free just because you've seen mine. They'll kill me!
Who is Q from Airdrie?, 14 Fri, The State Bar, 8pm, £5