Comedy comes to Falkirk
August 25, 2010 by Michael
Print companies in Falkirk will have contributed to the great success of the recent ‘Funny in Falkirk’ comedy festival as information leaflets produced to promote the event brought many local punters to the new festival and sent them home with a smile on their face. The new stand up comedy festival took place in Bo’ness over the weekend of the 31st July – 1st August. The funnymen appeared at Bo’ness Town Hall with Saturday night bringing the best of Scottish comedy to the area featuring comedians such as Billy Kirkwood, Bruce Morton and Bruce Fummey. Sunday night was stand up night and brought comedians such as Raymond Mearns, Bruce Devlin and Antony Murray to the area. Tickets were sold in local venues and were also available on the night.
The fun comedy nights have brought a lot of laughs to the area and were well supported by people from Falkirk. The comedy festival was organised by Falkirk Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with the Falkirk Council. The Falkirk BID works to promote and make improvements to the town centre of Falkirk and this new comedy festival is its latest venture to invigorate the town and bring international and Scottish acts to the area. The experienced team who are behind the well known Glasgow International Comedy Festival, The Scottish Comedy Agency, had constructed the comedy programme for Falkirk and there were also other appearances from acts such as ‘Mock the Week’s’ Andi Osho and a risqué ventriloquist, Nina Conti.