Funny in Falkirk returns for sixth year but is no longer a summer affair

Dylan Moran is among the big names to have performed at Funny in Falkirk in previous years. The line-up for the 2015 event will be announced next month
Dylan Moran is among the big names to have performed at Funny in Falkirk in previous years. The line-up for the 2015 event will be announced next month
  • The 2015 Funny in Falkirk comedy festival will take place from October 15-25
  • The full line-up will be announced next month

The Funny in Falkirk comedy festival will return for a sixth year - but has been pushed back until after the summer.

Organisers confirmed this week the event would take place from Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 25 at 10 venues across thedistrict.

In previous years the festival was held in the last week of July but has been moved to avoid clashing with “Falkirk’s busy calendar of events this summer”.

The line-up up for Funny in Falkirk 2015 will be announced next month.

First held in 2010, FiF is organised by the Scottish Comedy Agency in association with Falkirk Delivers and Falkirk Council and is a key part of the latter’s strategy to attract more tourists to the area.

Alexis Fleming, Falkirk Delivers manager, said: “The comedy festival has become part of the Falkirk scene.

“I’m sure that this year’s fantastic programme will be another resounding success with residents and visitors alike.

“We’re urging people to save the date in their diary and keep an eye out for social media and websites updates about the festival over the next few months.”

Although the aim of Funny in Falkirk is attract top comic talent to the district for people to enjoy, it also provides a welcome boost to local businesses and the wider night-time economy.

In previous years, a broad mix of established and up-and-coming acts have played a variety of venues from Falkirk Town Hall to smaller pubs in Denny and Stenhousemuir.

Glaswegian comic Kevin Bridges was the first big name to play the festival in 2010.

It has since attracted an impressive array of award-winning stand-ups such as Al Murray, Stephen K Amos, Bridget Christie, Dylan Moran, Danny Bhoy, Fred MacAulay, Stewart Francis, Stewart Lee, Elaine C Smith, Tom Stade and Jason Byrne.