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.”