Award-winning standup Phil Nichol returns with his latest show - the story of a debauched weekend in Amsterdam spent with druggies, killers and racists.

The Naked Racist is the seventh one-man show from the Glasgowborn Canadian comic, following on from the success of last year's show, Nearly Gay, the story of a twisted and mind-bendingly funny night in a Dutch hamlet.

As the title suggests the show features nudity, but it's okay because it's not gratuitous - it's supposedly a nod to a historical naked protest by a Christian sect against the Russian Tsar.

Nichol begins his tale with an innocent meeting in an Irish pub with an American ex-marine named Jerry, which leads him headlong into a brush with death at the hands of a gang of racist thugs.

Then there's fights with Dutch taxi drivers, stoned blues guitarists, Jack Daniels-infused magic mushrooms in a metal bar, confusion, fear, anger and resolution.

The curly-locked comedian first established himself as the guitarplaying member of musical comedy act Corky and the Juice Pigs.

A founder of the Comedians' Theatre Company, the Edinburgh veteran is also a winner of the biggest accolade in comedy, the If.comEddies award (formerly the Perrier Award).

His new show is so hot it's been described as "thermonuclear", with one Scotsman critic describing it as, "Awesome pin-you-in-your-seats stuff. Nichol has the kind of firepower onstage that would make a visit from the UN Weapons Inspectorate perfectly understandable. This is body, heart and soul humour".

The Naked Racist is billed as "high-octane comedy storytelling that leaves audiences shocked, amazed and uplifted". Let's hope we're the only thing that's uplifted.

  • Starts 7.30pm, tickets £12.50/£10.50. Call 01273 647100