Funny in Falkirk comedy festival returns for a fourth year and promises its most International line up to date alongside some of Scotland’s funniest comics.
Comedians from around the world will again descend on Falkirk Friday 19 July and running until Tuesday 30 July.
The central hub of the festival is in Falkirk but as always, shows are taking place in venues across the region including Grangemouth, Dunipace, Stenhousemuir and Bo’ness.
We’ve put together one of our strongest ever line-ups with the likes of David Baddiel returning to the stage after a 15 year hiatus, Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey and the comical genius and actor that is Dylan Moran providing a performance not to be missed.
Rosie Kane debuts with a hilarious story of how she stumbled into the Scottish parliament as a socialist MSP, Vladimir McTavish & Keir McAllister look cynicallyat ‘The State of Britain’ as Scotland prepares for the referendum and Fred Macaulay returns, taking a break from presenting, with two consecutive shows previewing his brand new material ’25 Fringes’.
Other home-grown talent on the line up include presenter, Des Clarke with a standup set and Gary Little who prepares for a tour in the autumn having just sold out 4 dates at Glasgows International Comedy Festival. The ever-reliable Scott Agnew returns with his Glasgow banter and Scot Bruce Fummey from Perth promises a raucous show.
We’re honoured to welcome an array of international talent at this year’s festival including the, subversive UK/Iranian stand up Omid Djalili. African comic Daliso Chopanda presenting his brand new ‘Laughrica’ show and our favourite husky, Glenn Wool from Canada drops by to present ‘This Road has Tolls’.The ever so awkwardbut deliriously funny Norwegian talent Daniel Simonsen also features havingrecently received a very warm response to his appearance on Russell Howard’s BBC show.
Loads of Aussie comics will be touching down too including Damian Clark fresh from his recent tours with Kevin Bridges and Jack Dee, Ro Campbell will be providing his cheeky black humour and Felicity Ward teams up with Will Franken from San Francisco for a double bill. In addition to the stand up, we’re really thrilled to have some theatre and music based performances at this year’s festival including the comedy adaptation of Des Dillon’s, ‘Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim’, Lady Carol’s much lauded comedycabaret and Dave Anderson’s ‘The Butterfly Kiss’.
The Funny in Art exhibition returns for a second year based at Howgate Shopping Centre and promises a selection of ‘Guess Who’ comic portfolio shots of years gone by plus interactive art and games for kids and parents alike. Full details will be available via our website from June 2013.
And did you notice this years colour theme is purple as voted for via facebook? Thanks for the help deciding... I wonder what could come out on top next year?
We really hope you enjoy this years programme and can join us for the fun. We've worked hard to pull together a programme which we hope anyone can enjoy - whether its live late or early evening comedy, a film at the cinema or dropping by to the Funny on Art hub for nosey.
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Look forward to seeing you in July!