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).
What a great success the Aberdour Festival comedy night was! With the seats filled to capacity the audience warmed to Phil Differ and the roof was duly raised for the antics of Craig Hill as he performed a preview of his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show ‘Playing with my Selfie’.
Sunday night sees the biggest single event in the Mirth of Forth calendar, which is the big adult comedy night held in the marquee at The Aberdour Festival. After the success of the event with Gary Delaney and Caimh McDonnell last year, we really look forward to seeing Craig Hill and Phil Differ this time round. At just £10 a ticket, this really is a great value event.
Here are some press quotes about our headliner on 2nd August, Craig Hill:
‘A high-camp, high-energy non-stop spate of gags, audience-directed invective (in the nicest possible way) and deadly-accurate take-offs of various chanteuses. Hill’s voice and his impressions are so precise it’s hard not to wonder if there wasn’t a more serious musical career discarded in favour of comedy – except that keeping a straight face, or anything else for that matter, might be well-nigh impossible for such a lively and cheeky performer’ (The Sunday Age, Melbourne, Australia)
‘Hill had everyone in hysterics from go to whoa… this is one highland fling you’ll
never regret… or forget!’ (Adelaide Advertiser)
‘Class. Risque, rib-tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters… Absolutely hilarious!’ (Evening News)
‘High-octane… Irresistible… an hour with Hill makes for a cracking show!’ (The List)
‘… riotously funny… he is that rare thing, a naturally funny comedian’ (The Independent)
‘Priceless!’ (The Scotsman).
We’ve very excited to announce that Craig Hill will be the headline act at The Aberdour Festival’s comedy show this year. He will be previewing his Edinburgh Fringe show at what should prove to be a storming gig. Phil Differ is the support act. The show is on Sunday (evening) 2nd August and tickets can be bought for only £10 from The Purple Shop, McTaggarts Deli or the Aberdour Pharmacy, or online from http://www.wegottickets.com/aberdourfestival