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!