Make a date with the stars at Funny in Falkirk

Fred MacAulay performed to a sell out crowd in Behind the Wall
Fred MacAulay performed to a sell out crowd in Behind the Wall
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Funny in Falkirk gets under way tonight ... so here’s our guide to what you can expect over the next 10 days.

For more information, log on to www.funnyinfalkirk.com or for tickets call 0844 481 8108.

Friday, July 20

Bruce Morton: Vote For The Greater Shawlands Republic - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £9/8

Comic, writer, commentator and broadcaster Bruce Morton returns to Falkirk with an inspired mix of lies, jokes and propaganda

Gary Little: It’s All True – The Corbie Inn, Bo’ness, 8.30 p.m., £8/7

Glasgow comedian with a postgraduate from the University of Hard Knocks. You know the script – buy a ticket, come and laugh, dead easy.

Saturday, July 21

Best of Scottish Comedy - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £10/8

It’s Saturday night so Funny in Falkirk have booked the best on the Scottish circuit! Gary Little, John Gillick, James Kirk and compere Susan Morrison will make you laugh, just how Scots like it!

Tom Stade Totally Rocks! - Dobbie Hall, Stenhousemuir, 8 p.m., £10/8

Star of BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ and C4’s ‘Stand Up For The Week’. Direct from a sell-out UK tour. Unmissable.

Sunday, July 22

John Scott: Totally Fed Up! - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 7.30 p.m., £8/7

Award-winning comedian John Scott takes a surly yet light-hearted stroll through the things that get him, and most possibly you, to that point where you go, ‘‘Okay, enough! I’m off down the pub.’’

Des Clarke - Grangemouth Town Hall, Grangemouth, 7.30 p.m., £12/10

One of the UK’s most exciting talents, Des is a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio’s hottest presenters.

Monday, July 23

Fred MacAulay: Legally Bald 2 - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 7.30 p.m., £10

Arguably Scotland’s most successful bald stand-up comedian! As heard on BBC Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz’ and BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘MacAulay and Co.’.

Tony Jameson & Katie Mulgrew Tell Tales - The Goose, Falkirk, 7.45 p.m., £5

Join two of the comedy circuit’s brightest new comics for a bit of Northern storytelling. They might even make you a brew!

Ro Campbell: Midnight Meltdown - The Goose, Falkirk, 9 p.m., £5

Join relentlessly entertaining and award-winning Aussie Ro Campbell in a stand-up show that’s big on laughs.

Tuesday, July 24

Fred MacAulay: Legally Bald 2 - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 7.30 p.m., £10

Arguably Scotland’s most successful bald stand-up comedian! As heard on BBC Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz’ and BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘MacAulay and Co.’.

Wednesday, July 25

Raymond Mearns: Rock ‘n’ Roll Comedian – The Therapy Sessions - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 7.30 p.m., £8/7

In 2011, Raymond went on tour with Pete Doherty and lived the rock ‘n’ roll dream until he had what alcoholics call ‘A Lucid Moment’ - come and hear all about it!

Thursday, July 26

Comedy @ The Inn - The Cornhill Inn, Bonnybridge, 7 p.m., £17.50 (three-course dinner included)

Come down to the Cornhill Inn for a comedy feast! Scott Gibson (‘A natural, we’re in for a good night’, Skinny) introduces three of the best new comics on the circuit. James Kirk headlines. Three-course dinner included in the ticket price!

Mark Nelson: Under the Radar - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £9/8

Uncompromisingly hilarious new show from Scotland’s fastest rising stand-up star and winner of 2011’s Daily Telegraph Critics’ Choice.

Silky: Nut Allegory - The Goose, Falkirk, 7.45 p.m., £5

Silky’s blown a year’s rent bringing his first solo show to Edinburgh - but not before hitting Falkirk! Here’s what happened next. As seen on BBC1, BBC2, C4, Paramount and more.

Simon Donald’s School of Swearing - The Goose, Falkirk, 9 p.m., £5

Pass your ‘coarse’ with flying colourful language. An investigative journey to the four corners of the four-letter word.

Friday, July 27

Still Game – FTH, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £12/10

Written by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill. Performed by an all-new cast for the first time since the original run. Scotland’s favourite pensioners are back for one night only! Hilarious and poignant - after all these years, Jack and Victor are Still Game. Twenty per cent of all profits from this show will be donated to Age Concern Scotland with kind agreement from the writers.

Vladimir McTavish & Keir McAllister Look at the State of Scotland - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £8/7

Vladimir McTavish (‘One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit’, Guardian) and Keir McAllister (‘Immensely high punchline ratio’, Scotsman) take you on a comic journey through the landscape of present-day 
Scotland.

Corbie Comedy - The Corbie Inn, Bo’ness, 8.30 p.m., £8/7

What better way to round off a jam-packed Diesel Gala weekend in Bo’ness than with John Gavin, Davey Connor and Jim Park. Hosted by Susie McCabe.

Saturday, July 28

Falkirk Kids Comedy Club - Howgate, Falkirk, 3 p.m., £4

Live stand-up show for kids! There’s no sweary words or adult stuff – just loads of jokes and fun. Keep all the family happy by visiting the Howgate for shopping, food and, for today only, - kids comedy! Best for ages 8-12. With Michael Manley, Rob Kane and Stephen Halkett.

Charlie Baker: Freshly Baked - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £8/6

Stand-up from an award-winning comedian, singer, actor, writer and tap dancer. Also husband, father, son, runner, Devonian and overeater.

The Suggestibles - Broompark Hall, Denny, 8 p.m., £8/7

You supply the suggestions, they supply the laughs! Strap yourself in for a two-act improv comedy joyride. Geordie comedy legends The Suggestibles are beyond side-splitting.

Sunday, July 29

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek 2012 - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £10/8

Fresh from filming a pilot for the BBC – and selling out at BTW two years running – the boys are back to bring you a brand new hour of truly uplifting silliness and surrealism.

Juliet Meyers: Raised by Fridge Magnets - The Goose, Falkirk, 7.45 p.m., £5

Like her favourite flour, Juliet is self-raised, but has she equipped herself for life’s dramas? Juliet has written for ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’, ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘News Quiz’.

Scott Agnew: Tales of the Sauna - The Goose, Falkirk, 9 p.m., £5

A look into the little known world of the gay man’s sauna – a tradition going back centuries – and, for the straights, a glimpse of what goes on there. Filth guaranteed.

Monday, July 30

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: The Only Way Is Epic Tour - FTH, Falkirk, 7.30 p.m., £25.50

Broken Britain may be staring into an empty pint glass, but don’t lose hope – Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back to fill it up again with an epic new show.

Bridget Christie: War Donkey - The Goose, Falkirk, 7.45 p.m., £5

How did Hitler choose soups in restaurants? What are Tory feminists? Why no Spielberg donkey blockbuster? Bridget Christie

knows.

Gavin Webster: Bill Hicks Wasn’t Very Good - The Goose, Falkirk, 9 p.m., £5


Bill Hicks? He didn’t do any proper jokes, never mind funny walks or witty monologues about stuff and that. An hour of non-awardwinning comic Gavin Webster not celebrating this celebrated dead comic.

Patrick Monahan - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £10/8

Patrick Monahan is back with a brand new show – Shooting from the Lip! Brilliant anecdotal stand-up from the loveable Teessider.

Lloyd Langford : A Day in the Life of Lloyd Owen Langford - The Goose, Falkirk, 7.45 p.m., £5

A sort of picaresque shaggy dog story. Will contain jokes about bread and circumcision. Expect a potent brew of gags, stories, riffs and accents. Only joking, he just does the one accent. You may have seen Lloyd on ‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’ (BBC1) or heard him on ‘Wordaholics’ (BBC Radio 4).

Tuesday, July 31

Michael Redmond: Mannequins, Fishmongers, Guacamole and me ... and other things - The Goose, Falkirk, 9 p.m., £5

Is Michael Redmond the only person in the world who shares a flat with a female mannequin and a fishmonger and why is ‘Guacamole’ in the title?

Mark Watson: Information - FTH, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £15.50/£12.50

Mark Watson – as seen on BBC’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Graham Norton’ and ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ – presents a barrage of jokes, stories and observations in this brand new show.

Stewart Lee: Carpet Remnant World - Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 8 p.m., £12/£10

Formerly stand-up’s youthful iconoclast, Lee now gawps blankly as Britain burns down around him. Once he lived on the pleasure planet. Now he is trapped in Carpet Remnant World. And so are you.