We’re proud to announce details of this year’s big ticket marquee comedy event at The Aberdour Festival! After booking Gary Delaney and Craig Hill to headline this event the past 2 years, we have PATRICK MONAHAN headlining this year. He has been reviewed (5 stars) as ‘a comedian with a heart of gold’ by One4Review *****.
JOJO SUTHERLAND will be the MC. She recently supported Tom Stade on tour. We also have support from LARRY DEAN (Scottish Comedian of the Year 2013), Damian Kingsley and Richard Pulsford.
Tickets are priced at £12.50 and can be bought from McTaggarts Deli, The Purple Shop or Aberdour Chemist, or online at
Note that there is an age restriction of 16 and over for this event.
Mirth of Forth Comedy will be putting on an hour of comedy at Rachel House children’s hospice in Kinross this Saturday as part of their 20th anniversary festival celebrations. The celebrations run from 2pm to 9pm, and the comedy is due to start at about 5pm, which will be aimed at the older children, their carers and staff!
We’re organising the comedy for another Rotary Club do on Friday 20th May. This time it’s Carnegie Rotary who are hosting a curry and comedy night, at the Civil Service Club in Rosyth. Bob Graham is hosting and Graham Mackie is headlining. Tickets are £20 which need to be reserved for pick up on the door, and funds raised will be going to local and international good causes.
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).
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