Third annual Aberdeen Comedy Festival hailed as ‘best yet’

© SuppliedDavid O'Doherty warms up his keyboard ahead of his sell-out show at The Tivoli Theatre.
David O'Doherty warms up his keyboard ahead of his sell-out show at The Tivoli Theatre.

The organisers behind this year’s Aberdeen Comedy Festival have hailed it as “the best yet”.

More than 50 acts took to stages across 20 venues in the city centre earlier this month as part of the third annual celebration of all things funny.

This included a sell-out performance by Reginald D Hunter at the Tivoli Theatre and crowds packing into the Douglas Hotel to witness a set from Phill Jupitus.

Comedy fans also flocked to sets from David O’Doherty, host of Bake Off: The Professionals Tom Allen, and musical impressionist Christina Bianco.

Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “The Aberdeen Comedy Festival is now in its third year and has established itself as an essential part of the north-east cultural calendar.

“Seeing the reaction from the public at the numerous shows that have taken place over the past ten days has been fantastic and we are delighted with the feedback we have received.

“This year it was also great to see a big rise in the number of people taking in multiple shows and truly getting into the spirit of it.”

He added: “We have been ambitious with our plans for this festival and we believe the event has showcased the power of arts and culture to transform and lift our city.”

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