SCOTTISH comedian and radio DJ Billy Kirkwood is set to host eight cabaret shows in Glasgow this week.

The event will take place in Blackfriars basement from tonight through to Sunday August 12 as part of the Merchant City Festival.

The shows run from 7.30 pm to 10pm and will feature Scottish comedy actress Elaine McKenzie Ellis and her regular sidekick Sandra McNeely, Stephen Bailey, Susie McCabe, Raymond Mearns, Mark Nelson, Viv Gee and Nick Revell.

Musical comedian Brian O’Sullivan and Stand favourite comedy writer and performer Joe Heenan will also be in the show. Magician Chris Dinwoodie, and singer and ventriloquist Miss Leggy Pee and DJ John Ross will playing till 2am.

Kirkwood said: “We are ready to bring the very best of cabaret, magic, burlesque and international comedy as we sell out two shows a night...

“This is topical comedy and entertainment at its best. The atmosphere in the Merchant City with the European Championships and the Merchant City Festival is just incredible right now. … we are the sexy, salacious, dark underbelly of all of the festivities – we’re the love child of Moulin Rouge and Cabaret.”

Tickets prices vary from £10 to £15 and can be booked through or pay at the door.