A comedian who lost his father to kidney cancer returned to the stage just days later to deliver “one of the best shows in terms of atmosphere that I’ve done”.
Aberdeen International Comedy Festival teams up with Mental Health Aberdeen for its upcoming edition
Organisers of the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival will be encouraging visitors to dig deep for a north-east mental health charity this year.
The full line up for the Aberdeen International Comedy festival has been announced and some big names will be heading to the Granite City this autumn.
A quiz show king, an award-winning musician and a television star have been announced among the line-up for this year’s Aberdeen International Comedy Festival.
For almost 30 years, fans have been enjoying seeing some of the biggest stars in the north-east. But how much of those visits do you remember? Can you name the first act to perform there? And has returned the most? Take our quiz and test your AECC knowledge.
Hundreds of acts have wowed crowds with shows at the AECC since it opened in 1985. Check out our timeline to see how many of these shows you remember: And here’s the musical and comedy acts that have performed the most.
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Aberdeen’s Music Hall to warm up his brand-new show, it has been announced today.
Comedy fans are in for a treat at the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival with the latest acts now unveiled.
Susan Welsh saw Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2 (Reality Bites) at the One Touch Theatre, Eden Court.
As the old AECC hosted its last show on Saturday night, Bill Bailey gave the demolition teams a head start by almost bringing the house down.
For Reginald D Hunter, nothing beats the buzz of stand-up.
‘A voyage around my mind, I suppose you could say’: We speak to Bill Bailey ahead of his return to Aberdeen
In his 25 years on the UK comedy scene, Bill Bailey has gone through various incarnations.
Comedian Iain Stirling, known as the voice of Love Island, has been awarded a Tennent’s Golden Can in recognition of his success.
Susan Welsh saw Phill Jupitus at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.
An award-winning funnyman has been announced as the latest act to play this year's Aberdeen International Comedy Festival.
Comedy star Jack Dee sells out Elgin venue as volunteers hail its new lease of life under community control
The volunteers who run Moray's biggest performance venue say a sell-out comedy show highlights the new lease of life it has enjoyed under their control.
A statue of much-loved comedian and actress Victoria Wood has been unveiled in her home town.
It’s May, but there is a cold wind whistling through Stralochy Farm, just outside Perth.
Due to phenomenal demand, comedy farmer Jim Smith has added further dates to his Scottish tour.
The creator of forthcoming BBC Three sketch show Muzlamic has spoken of how he felt he was “too Asian to be white and too white to be Asian” after moving to London.
A venture to develop a British Comedy Foundation – to endorse the genre and find the next Fleabag or Monty Python – is being launched by the BBC’s comedy controller Shane Allen.
REVIEW: Jason Manford has north-east laughing as quintessentially ‘muddle class’ bloke puts on a top class night
Top class comedy by 'muddle class' Jason Manford left Aberdonians in stitches at the weekend.
Al Murray has lamented the fact many people view comedy as a “poor relative” of the arts.
Comedian Jack Whitehall has announced details of his biggest tour yet - with Aberdeen's new gig venue on the list.
J Fergus Lamont, arts critic and author of Paper Boy – the Rise and Fall of Wee Alikie
We all love hearing a comical one-liner or gag now and then, but those that succeed in producing fits of laughter are a rare find.
VIEW FROM THE MIDDEN – Rural affairs with MTV (Meikle Wartle Television) presenter, Jock Alexander.
It's no wonder the majority of us are feeling overwhelmed by the endless Brexit drama.
Today marks 18 years since web-based encyclopedia Wikipedia was introduced to us, revolutionising the way we found information.
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After recently taking time out from comedy, including a short spell studying Spanish in Madrid, the Clydebank comedian Kevin Bridges is back touring and in Aberdeen with four sell-out shows.