Jane’s happy to play it straight

January 28, 2016

While still game for a laugh, Jane McCarry is happy to spread her wings and show there’s more to her than being Scotland’s top nosey neighbour, writes Susan Welsh


Looking ahead to a year of top acts

January 15, 2016

Whatever the weather holds, the outlook is sunny for the Highlands and islands this year, thanks to a host of top-class entertainment and events taking place, writes Susan Welsh


My weekend: Daniel Sloss

November 27, 2015

When does your weekend start? I don’t really have weekends with this job. That’s not to say I don’t get drunk and have fun. I do. But on weekends I’m normally gigging until about 11pm, so sometimes I want to get drunk, and other times I want to go to bed. But on tour I also have lots of midweek gigs, so it’s the same thing. I’ll accidentally get drunk on a Wednesday if the audience are particularly fun.


Q&A: Andy Parsons

November 19, 2015

James Rampton caught up with Andy Parsons ahead of the comedian’s visit to Aberdeen


All change for Andy

November 5, 2015

One of the best-loved comedians and writers on TV, Andy Hamilton, makes it a family affair for his shows in Inverness and Aberdeen next week, writes Susan Welsh


Chatty Alan’s in a flap

August 6, 2015

Brian Donaldson speaks to chatty man Alan Carr as he prepares to bring his Yap, Yap, Yap! tour to the Granite City


Fringe benefits of hitting 60

August 3, 2015

As north-east based Myrtle Productions prepare for the Edinburgh Fringe, Laura Redpath speaks to creator Jennie Chalmers to find out how it all started


Have a laugh with Breakneck Comedy

July 31, 2015

Tired of the rubbish weather we’re having this summer? In need of a laugh to take your mind off the complete and utter lack of sun we are getting this fine July? Head down to the Blue Lamp, in Aberdeen, on Saturday, August 1, where the Breakneck Comedy team will have you in stitches.

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Joker Tim on tour

July 31, 2015

Punslinger Tim Vine is back on the road for the first time in four years with a brand-new stand-up show, new jokes, silly songs and – as if that weren’t enough – twitchy dancing.


Comedy: Jeremy Hardy

July 10, 2015

Possessor of one of the best-known faces, and a razor-sharp wit, comedian Jeremy Hardy has left the confines of the TV and radio studios and is doing what he enjoys best once more, touring the country and making people laugh.


Q&A: Reginald D. Hunter

June 11, 2015

“Ma’am” is not a word usually described as a cool one, but Reginald D. Hunter can make anything sound cool, as Cheryl Livingstone was to find out


Q&A: Des Clarke

May 21, 2015

Cheryl Livingstone speaks to Des Clarke about his return to stand-up and the Highland capital


Q&A: Paul Merton

April 30, 2015

Ahead of his hilarious improvisation shows in Aberdeen and Inverness in May, Have I Got News For You funnyman Paul Merton talks to Andrew Youngson about the joys of unpreparedness


52 Shades of Maggie

April 10, 2015

The sequel to the hilarious, adults-only comedy show 51 Shades of Maggie is about to descend on Inverness and is proving so popular that an extra performance has been added to the schedule.


Q&A: Susan Calman

March 19, 2015

Funny lady Susan Calman is heading north this month. She shares a word or two with Your Weekend ahead of her Inverness and Aberdeen gigs


Q&A: Stewart Lee

March 13, 2015

Susan Welsh talks hearing aids, Jeremy Clarkson and knackered knees with comedian Stewart Lee in the run-up to his forthcoming tour date in Inverness


Keeping Shaun sheep-shape

February 9, 2015

As animation fans flock to see Shaun The Sheep on the big screen, we take a peek behind the scenes at Aardman Studios. We won’t bleat on about it, but it was rather good...


Patrick Monahan

February 6, 2015

Comedian Patrick Monahan will bring his brand-new, energetically witty family show to Aberdeen on Saturday, February 14, and to Elgin on Sunday, February 15.


What’s on: Reduced Shakespeare Company

February 6, 2015

First they tackled history, then the Bible. Now, comedy theatre company the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce in size – comedy itself.


What’s On: Creo’s Laughfest

February 4, 2015

Looking for a chuckle for Valentine's? Look no further than Creo Events' Ultimate Valentine at Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom on Thursday, February 12.


Craig Hill Q&A

January 30, 2015

Ahead of his trip up north, bekilted comedian Craig Hill discusses with Andrew Youngson where he finds comedy inspiration



January 22, 2015

Comic stand-up and screen star Omid Djalili chats to Your Weekend about the dangers of believing your own hype



December 18, 2014

While thoughts are focused currently on Christmas Day, there’s still plenty of red-letter days to come before 2015, writes Susan Welsh