GARY’S CHUCKLE HUT

Gary's Chuckle Hut

The Arches and National Theatre of Scotland present

Gary's Chuckle Hut

Ft. David Ireland, Douglas Maxwell, Des McLean and David Kay

Sun 5 May 2013 | 9pm (1hr 20mins) | Free entry

As part of BEHAVIOUR festival, writer and performer Gary McNair will be curating and hosting Gary’s Chuckle Hut, a pop-up comedy club for trying, dying and facing fears.

This Sunday, Gary and a very exciting panel of guests, including David Ireland, Douglas Maxwell, Des McLean and David Kay, will be discussing comedy’s role in society and the arts, getting their teeth into topics such as:

- the craft of comedy
- being “the funny guy” – what are the pressures and expectations from society/those around you?
- comedy in theatre – have you ever sabotaged a piece of work for the sake of getting in a joke?

It’s a free entry, so join us for a drink and a think and at least one laugh* at this relaxed, informal night.

*not guaranteed

ALSO, ON THURS 9TH MAY…

Join us for the Chuckle Hut First Timers Night on Thurs 9th May (10pm), where a selection of performers from different disciplines will be trying stand up for the first time, followed by a Match of the Day style debrief of their performances.

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About Gary McNair

 
Gary opened this year’s Behaviour Festival at the Arches with his new show exploring standup comedy and humour, Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand Up Comedian. Here’s what the critics had to say:

“McNair is at his brilliant best… it’s difficult to imagine these vital questions about comedy, masculinity, hierarchy and cruelty being handled more skilfully”
**** The Scotsman

“McNair forensically explores the power of comedy to win friends and humiliate people… Killingly funny.”
**** The Herald

“Cunning, smartly paced and with just the right dash of poignant material.”
Across The Arts

“A major new talent.”
Sunday Mail

Part of the Auteurs Project.
 

About BEHAVIOUR 2013

 
BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.

View the full listings for BEHAVIOUR 2013.
 

About the Auteurs Project

 
The Auteurs Project, a collaboration between the Arches and the National Theatre of Scotland, has seen 5 Scottish theatre makers – Rob Drummond, Gary McNair, Kieran Hurley, Nic Green and Claire Cunningham – embark on a two year development programme, including international research residencies, writing and thinking retreats, performance training, creative exchanges with other practitioners, placements and mentorships. The resulting works-in-progress are being performed for the first time as part of BEHAVIOUR. More info.