5 things to see at Funny In Falkirk comedy festival

  • The List
  • 11 July 2013
5 Things To See At . . . Funny In Falkirk

Dylan Moran, Felicity Ward, David Baddiel and more

1 Felicity Ward
This Aussie comic has gently crept up the comedy ladder and is now a fully-blown must-see act. And behind the joviality, she’s not afraid to tackle some of the tough stuff that’s happened in her life. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s on a double bill with the estimable Mr Will Franken.
Behind The Wall, Sat 20 Jul.

2 Mark Nelson / Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III / Kai Humphries
Three very different acts (a gagman, a character, an anecdotalist) but all with their eyes firmly on the funny.
Behind The Wall, Thu 25 Jul.

3 Iain Stirling
One of those rising stars of Scottish comedy that you keep hearing about, the lad who has gained fame from being a presenter on kids telly hangs a little looser with a show about sharing accommodation with his ladyfriend. Interesting spectacles he has these days, too.
Terrace Bar, Sun 28 Jul.

4 David Baddiel
It’s been a long time coming, but this is Baddiel’s first full stand-up show since 1998. Expect lots of tales of what he’s been up to for the past 15 years.
Falkirk Town Hall, Mon 29 Jul.

5 Dylan Moran
One of the true greats of the modern stand-up scene, a new Moran show is a genuine delight. Expect lots of stirring whimsy and surrealist-tinged rage at the world.
Falkirk Town Hall, Tue 30 Jul.


Dylan Moran: Off the Hook

Moran plays up to the stereotype of the bumbling, drunken Irishman, but his comedy is much more intelligent than mere cliché-mongering: on stage he is uniquely charismatic, a foul-mouthed mixture of lovable and misanthropic, and always very, very funny. Moran'll be on your radar in a very big way if you know your comedy.

Mark Nelson, Kai Humphries and the Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

Three of the circuit's up-and-comers show us what the fuss is all about.

International Stand-Up: Will Franken and Felicity Ward

Double whammy featuring Felicity Ward (as seen on Russell Howard's Good News) and one-man sketch god Will Franken.

Iain Stirling: At Home

  • 3 stars

Iain's new show is all about the emotions that he experienced upon buying a house with his girlfriend, as well as most of the utterly terrifying things about 'the one'.

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

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