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stand-up

1. (of comedy or a comedian) performed or performing solo
2. Informal (of a boxer) having an aggressive style without much leg movement
3. a stand-up comedian
4. stand-up comedy
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On Saturday October 12 north-east favourite Wray Thomson teams up with one of Scotland's leading stand-ups and the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland's Breaking the News, Stuart Mitchell, for a "late and live" double bill, Late Night Man Chat, at The Carmelite Hotel that promises to be a riot.
STAND-UP's data show that coalition work is effective.
The trailer begins with a mother-daughter conversation about relationships, moving onto a glimpse of her stand-ups. She is also seen playing with her kids as she juggles through the day.
In a Channel 4 poll, he was ranked number nine in The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.
The author, himself, learned how to craft material by studying the albums and live shows of George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor and many other old-school stand-ups.
"STAND-UP is successful in preventing and reducing teen drug use and the data over the past decade show it.
Omid Djalili @ St David's Hall, Cardiff (Thursday), Grand Theatre, Swansea (Saturday) * BEST known to Russell Crowe fans as the bloke who sold Ollie Reed a load of "queer camels" in Gladiator, Omid The Unpronounceable has fast become the best British-Iranian comedian stand-ups in the UK.
Recently voted Number 11 in a Channel 4 poll of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups, Ross continues: "The best way to describe a stand-up show is that it is like sitting around with a bunch of mates having a laugh.
ONE of the nation's favourite satirical stand-ups has confirmed a date on Teesside.
One of the sharpest and most entertaining stand-ups around, in 2010 he was voted 16th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.
Since then he's made appearances on BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Stand-Up For The Week (Channel 4), BBC Three's Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and Dave's One Night Stand.