Elgin Comedy Festival: a Small but Perfectly Formed Festival for the Highlands

The inaugural Elgin Comedy Festival runs from 22-24 May 2009

Article by Edward Whelan | 21 Apr 2009
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Scotland might not be the biggest of countries but if you live a fair distance from Glasgow or Edinburgh you might feel a bit distanced from the centre of comedy activity, where getting the last train back often means missing the end of gigs, if you can make them in the first place. So it’s great to see little festivals popping up, dotted all across the country like spring bulbs, taking away the emphasis from the Central Belt. Coming up at the end of May is the Elgin Comedy Festival, a long weekend of quality stand up hosted by the swanky Eight Acres Hotel and Leisure Club. There will be a veritable international collection of comedians in attendance from Rowan Campbell “Australia’s best ever export” to Scotland’s “best Afro/Caribbean comic”, Bruce Fummey. Not to mention a tasty selection of Scottish talent including Jojo Sutherland, John Ross, Stu Who? and lots more. Shows kick off at 8.30 with four different acts every night, so you’re bound to find something there to tickle you. And with the chance to get a bar meal included in the ticket price, staying at home just starts to look really boring.