Funny In Falkirk returns for third year of comedy capers

A range of top-class international and home-grown comedy talent is to entertain audiences in the Forth Valley this summer, when local comedy festival Funny In Falkirk returns for a third year.

Comics including Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, funnyman Stewart Lee and comedic conjuror, Pete Firman will all be hoping to get a chuckle out of the crowds, as will Scottish talent Raymond Mearns, Des Clarke, Bruce Morton, John Scott, Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister.

A theatre production of Still Game, presented by Sonic Boom Theatre Company, is also sure to get a laugh, as is sell-out 2011 show The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek, which will present an hour-long display of truly uplifting silliness and surrealism.

As well as a full range of stand-up comedy, there will also be a selection of children’s shows and comedy films at the Hippodrome cinema in Bo’ness and Falkirk Cineworld, so there’s something to suit all ages.

This year’s festival runs from Friday July 20 until Tuesday July 31 and boasts shows in a range of venues across Falkirk, Grangemouth, Stenhousemuir, Bo’ness, Bonnybridge and Denny.

Tommy Sheppard, the director of the Scottish Comedy Agency, which is behind the festival, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to bring Funny in Falkirk back to the area this summer. This is our strongest line-up yet with a bucket-load of big names from the UK comedy circuit - plus the best of Scottish comedy in the shape of Bruce Morton, Fred MacAulay and many more.”

Councillor Adrian Mahoney, convener of leisure, tourism and community at Falkirk Council added: “Funny in Falkirk brightens up summer nights and gives everyone a great chance to let their hair down and have a laugh. The festival organisers do a fantastic job attracting major names, critically-acclaimed performers and up-and-coming acts.”

Full ticket information is available from www.FunnyinFalkirk.com. You can also follow Funny In Falkirk on Twitter @FunnyinFalkirk and check out their Facebook page.  

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