It’s our annual Glasgow International Comedy Festival mixed bill show this Sunday, at 2:15pm. The ‘Five Fifers for a Fiver’ show this year features Graham Barrie, Iain Hume, Ross Leslie, Stuart McPherson and Richard Pulsford – all with a Fife connection – at Yesbar, in Drury Street.
Tickets (naturally) are £5, and can be bought online here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/five-fifers-for-a-fiver/yesbar/927486 or you can take your chances on the door.
Our next show is on Friday 25th March, a fundraiser at Louie Brown’s in Dalgety Bay with funds going towards local football team ‘Bayside’. The 3 acts performing will be Richard Pulsford, Scot Laird and Jonny Thomson. Tickets are £10. Please contact the venue for further details.
We’re back with 4 shows this month, 2 at the Glasgow Comedy Festival and 2 in Fife. The first is a return to Leven Golfing Society on Saturday night for another Curry and Comedy evening. Michael Redmond is the headliner and Steven Davidson is the MC. Tickets can be bought from the venue – please do check before the event as this usually gets sold out.
Another year comes to a close so it’s a good time to reflect on what Mirth of Forth Comedy achieved in 2015.
It was great to be able to reach further out this year and run gigs right across Fife. We ran shows in Aberdour, Burntisland, Cairneyhill, Crail, Culross, Falkland and Leven.
It was especially pleasing to able to organise the comedy for some successful sell out local festival gigs, as we brought Chris Dinwoodie to the Crail Food Festival, Gary Little to the Culross Festival and Craig Hill to the Aberdour Festival.
We also did our bit for charity, running a gig in Rachel House in Kinross, a Cancer UK fundraiser in Armadale, a fundraiser for the Cairneyhill Gala, and the annual festive Christmas show in Burntisland which raised money for the local foodbank.
We look forward to returning to a number of the same venues in 2016, and taking part in many more exciting and diverse events for whomever wants to have comedy as part of their events.
Happy New Year!
The annual Christmas show might only be a couple of days before Hogmanay, and therefore it seems like a long way off, but it’s actually only a week away. There’s lots to come and enjoy, with 4 Fife acts, the regular compere from the weekly shows at Glasgow’s Vespbar, Graham Barrie, and John Scott coming up from Newcastle upon Tyne to headline the show. It’s good that the Forth Road Bridge is reopening in time to make his journey to Fife that little bit easier.
The Mirth of Forth diary has been looking a bit thin recently, but we couldn’t let the festive season bypass us without marking the occasion. So we’re going to keep our little Christmas tradition going by having our annual special show at The Star pub in Burntisland on 29th December. It’s going to be free entry, feature Fife acts and a compere, have a top quality headliner and we’ll hopefully raise some money for a local food bank as well. What’s not to like? Further details soon!
Mirth of Forth Comedy will be running a ‘Best of Fife’ show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival again next March. It’ll be at Yesbar on Sunday 20th March, in the afternoon. This will be our fourth year at the Festival.
So, who is interested in performing/compering?
And who would you pay to go and watch??
All acts must have a strong connection with Fife (and be funny).
Feel free to message us on Facebook at ‘Mirth of Forth Comedy’ or on Twitter @mirthofforth.
The Raith Rotary fundraiser last night was a sell out and by all accounts a great success. We have been helping with the organisation of a further 2 events next weekend. Both are fundraisers, and both are on the Saturday evening.
One is for Cancer Research UK at The Kross Bar in Armadale. John Gavin is to perform a longer set. Tickets are £25, which as well as the comedian, covers a 3 course meal, hypnotist and disco as well.
The other event is for Cairneyhill Gala at The Maltings Hotel in Cairneyhill. Stu Who headlines in a whole evening of comedy. Doors are open from 19:30 with the comedy due to start at 20:30.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has finally drawn to a close and so our sights are now focussed on our autumn gigs. We’ve 3 events lined up in Fife this month. First up is the annual Raith Rotary Club event, in Kirkcaldy, on 18th September, with Susan Morrison headlining a full line up. Then on 26th September we have John Gavin as the comedy act in a full night’s entertainment at the Kross Bar in Armadale, as well as Stu Who topping the bill on the same night at The Maltings Hotel in Cairneyhill. All details will be posted on our ‘Events Coming Up’ page.
Remember Fifer Richard Gadd performing in the beer garden at The Star pub back in 2010? Well he’s only just gone on to win one of this year’s prestigious comedy awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Amused Moose Comedy Award, for his show ‘Waiting for Gaddot’. Yes, we pick the stars of tomorrow for our shows (well, a full 5 years beforehand).