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Aberdeen Com­edy Fes­ti­val, venues across Aberdeen, un­til Oct 13

If you missed your favourite co­me­di­ans at the Fringe this year, there’s a good chance they will ap­pear at the Aberdeen Com­edy Fes­ti­val, which runs un­til Oc­to­ber 13 at 25 venues across the city.

Now in its third year, the fes­ti­val is at­tract­ing more top-name comics in mak­ing the trip up north, in­clud­ing Regi­nald D Hunter, who opened the ACF last week.

Still to per­form is a raft of comics, such as the sharply dressed Tom Allen (Oct 9), Ir­ish mu­si­cal co­me­dian David O’Do­herty (Oct 12 and 13) and Larry Dean (pic­tured, right), whose new show Bam­pot (tonight) was nom­i­nated for the Ed­in­burgh Com­edy Award for best show at this year’s Fringe.

Also fea­tur­ing is Lubna Kerr (Oct 8) who de­scribes her­self as an “Asian Ellen De­Generes”, Eleanor Con­way (Oct 9), Tiff Steven­son who presents her new show Bomb­shell (Oct 11) ,TV ac­tor, singer and im­pres­sion­ist Christina Bianco (Oct 8), Phil Ni­chol (Oct 9) and Liam With­nail (Oct 10), who will present his ac­claimed Fringe show Home­boy with sup­port from Jojo Suther­land.

Com­ing back to the city for his first time in two decades is Phill Jupi­tus, who brings his new show Ju­plic­ity to the fes­ti­val to­mor­row (Oct 8).

“I haven’t played a solo show in Aberdeen for over 20 years, when I had a very fun night at The Le­mon Tree, which in­cluded a lift back to the ho­tel from the lo­cal po­lice (true story),” says Jupi­tus, a fa­mil­iar face on TV shows Never Mind The Buz­zcocks and QI . “I’m very much look­ing for­ward to com­ing back to Gran­ite City af­ter far too long.” Hope­fully, he’ll ex­plain why he got that lift in this hour of tales and di­ver­sions.

Adrian Wat­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Aberdeen In­spired, said or­gan­is­ers were hop­ing to more than match last year, when the fes­ti­val had a pos­i­tive knock-on ef­fect on busi­nesses in the city, say­ing: “Our aim is to pro­vide the very best com­edy for both res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to Aberdeen to en­joy.”

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