Town twinning fundraiser on 29th February

Our next event is a town twinning fundraiser on Saturday 29th February at The Sands Hotel in Burntisland. Chris Weir (Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist 2019) is supporting Phil Differ (BBC Comedy writer) as the main act in this comedy night.

Burntisland is twinned with Flekkefjord in Norway and money raised from this event will help support the town twinning initiatives, planning a week’s visit for the young Norwegians coming here this summer along with their local Burntisland twins, and the return visit next year.

Tickets are £10 and can be obtained from the venue or a member of the town twinning committee. Door are open from 19:30.

5 Fifers for a Fiver – 26th March

Our regular showcase show ‘5 Fifers for a Fiver’ returns to the Glasgow Comedy Festival on Thursday 26th March, featuring some of the best Fife-based acts on the circuit. It’s the 8th year in a row we’ve taken part in the festival. The show starts at 8:15pm and you can get tickets here: Tickets

Beat Blue Monday – 20th January

Monday 20th January is known by some as ‘Blue Monday’, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. It’s after Christmas, it’s still dark and cold, and the credit card bills need to be paid.

The management team at Silverburn Park near Leven in Fife have organised a ‘Beat Blue Monday’ event with drop in activities for locals such as hand massages, woodland walks and some stand-up comedy.

Fife stand-up comedians Ross Leslie and Richard Pulsford will be providing an hour of laughs to help beat those blues in the Park on Monday, between 2pm and 3pm. Other activities start in the late morning. Let’s hope the sun shines for everyone too!

2019 in summary

We ran a total of 17 events over the course of 2019.

The event at the Harbour View in Kinghorn has become a regular monthly feature on the last Sunday of the month, and it’s great to see a newly-fledged comedy club set up then still going strong into a third calendar year, with 3 further events in the diary already for 2020.

We continued our involvement with local festivals, with events at each of the Aberdour, Culross and Outwith (Dunfermline) Festivals, as well taking our Fife showcase show to the Glasgow Comedy Festival for the seventh consecutive year.

And we expanded our connections with local Rotary Clubs by organising the comedy at fundraisers for Raith, Methilhill and Burntisland Rotary Clubs.

We look forward to organising further comedy events in 2020, in what will be our tenth anniversary year!

Next event: Kinghorn on 24th November

The next comedy event will be on the usual last Sunday of the month (24th November) at the café above The Harbour View on Pettycur Road in Kinghorn, Fife.

This month we have a great line-up including Chris Thorburn, Angus Coutts and Craig Wilson, the headliner is the amazing improviser ‘MC Hammersmith’ and everything will be compered by Megan Shandley.

Tickets are £5.00 from the venue and the event gets underway at 15:30.

Comedy in Kinghorn on 27th October

The next Sunday afternoon comedy event is this Sunday, 27th October, 15:30 at the café above The Harbour View on Pettycur Rd in Kinghorn.

The line-up includes Vladimir McTavish, Ross Leslie, Chris Weir, Darren Harty and Luis Alcada.

If the comedy alone isn’t enough to entice you, in one of the breaks at the event last month we spotted a dolphin swimming down the Firth of Forth, leaping out of the water!

Gigs in Kinghorn this autumn

We’re returning to the Harbour View in Kinghorn this autumn to put on comedy shows on 3 Sunday afternoons. So put the following dates into your diary: 29th September, 27th October and 24th November. Details of the line-ups will be posted later this month. Tickets will be £5.00 on the door.

Outwith Festival, Dunfermline – September

We are organising 2 shows again this year as part of the second Outwith Festival in Dunfermline next month.

On Wednesday 4th September a podcast recording of an episode of It Just So Happened will take place in front of a live audience at The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. The show starts at 7pm and features guest panellists Vladimir McTavish, Susan Morrison, Bruce Fummey and Daniel Downie.

This history and comedy show will include routines on events and people from 4th September in history, and a dive into some of the history of Dunfermline. The show is hosted by Richard Pulsford. Tickets are £5.00 and available online and from the festival.

On Thursday 5th September there will be another showcase show of Fife acts, called 5 Fifers for a Fiver. This will be back at the British Legion on New Row, starting at 7pm. Tickets are, unsurprisingly, £5.00, online and from the festival.

Aberdour Festival – 29th July

We are putting on the comedy show for the annual Aberdour Festival, which this year falls on Monday 29th July.

It’s a fine line-up with Australian Ro Campbell as the headliner and seasoned compere Rick Molland as MC.

Other acts include rising stars of the Scottish comedy circuit: Krystal Evans and Connor Burns, and Burntislander Stuart McPherson.

The event is at The Woodside Hotel and starts at 19:30.

Tickets can be bought via here: Aberdour Festival

Fringe preview show – Sunday 26th May

The regular last Sunday of the month comedy show in Kinghorn this month will be a special Edinburgh Festival Fringe preview. Richard Pulsford and Ross Leslie will each perform about 45 minutes of material which is to form the basis of their Edinburgh shows this coming August – so you’ll get a sneak preview of what lies in store! The show will be at the usual start time of 15:30 and tickets will be £5.00 on the door. See you there on Sunday 26th May.