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.

Mirth of Forth celebrates its 9th anniversary

It’s 9 years this weekend since Mirth of Forth Productions put on their first regular comedy event. That event was at The Inchview Hotel in Burntisland (since closed!) on Saturday 24th April 2010, a baking hot spring evening.

It’s always interesting to follow the careers of acts who have appeared at small local gigs. At that inaugural event, the headliner was Gus Tawse, Richard Pulsford was MC, Tony Jameson opened, and Jason Murphy and Stuart Mitchell were the support acts. So some acts have long since retired from performing comedy, while others have gone on to become established acts.

Fittingly there is another comedy event today, just up the road in Kinghorn. Today’s event at the café above The Harbour View will see another mix of acts, with some who have been performing since at least 2010 and others who are much newer faces. Nik Coppin will headline, Graham Mackie is the compere, and support comes from Megan Shandley, Joe McTernan and Kenny Sinclair.

So it’s a good time to raise a glass to some 9 eventful and successful years of comedy promotion in Fife and further afield! Look out for the acts at today’s comedy event, and put a note in the diary to see where their careers are at in April 2028!

Event in Kinghorn this Sunday 28th April

After packed out events in February and March, our regular monthly comedy event at the café above The Harbour View in Kinghorn returns this Sunday (28th April).

The comedians this month will be Nik Coppin, Graham Mackie, Megan Shandley, Joe McTernan and Kenny Sinclair.

The event starts at 15:30 and tickets cost £5.00, which can be bought from the venue.