Comedy 'n' Carbs
When - Saturday 30 May 2015, Doors Open 6:30pm, Food available from 6:45pm
Where - Dynamic Earth (EMF Hub)
Show - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Pasta Spirals, Chestnut Mushrooms, Parmesan Cream Sauce
Wholemeal Pasta, Smoked Bacon, Tomato and Mascarpone Sauce
Curried Potato Salad
(sold out in 2012, 2013 and 2014)
A comedy line-up that will make you laugh all the way to the finish line!
Our Comedy 'n' Carbs event is a great way to relax and meet fellow runners during the EMF weekend. Throw in some pasta, toss in some salad and a pinch of mickey-taking and this event is sure to be a sell-out.
Joe Heenan - compere
Hailing from sunny Perth, this is one comic with two sides. Cheeky chappy he may be, but many a heckler has made the mistake of thinking that's all there is...
Joe had his first gig in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh in 1995 and has been a professional comic for the last three years. He has gigged all over Britain and is a regular at the Stands Best of Scottish Comedy shows, which sell out every Fringe.
Career highlights include an appearance on The Weakest Link Stand-up Special. At least, it was a highlight, until Des Clarke voted him off. Joe has, understandably, never quite forgiven him.
A writer as well as a performer, Joe has had success in radio and television comedy with credits on The Karen Dunbar Show, The Live Floor Show and Chewing the Fat. Joe has also appeared in advertising campaigns for Bank of Scotland and the Scottish Sun.
David Kay is an exceptional comic. Nowhere in the country, will you find anyone with such slow, quirky, unorthodox style, and such a unique blend of extra-ordinary observations and ultra-ordinary situations. David is one of the most original, imaginative, surreal and – most importantly – downright funny comics currently performing in Scotland.
David is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been performing at Edinburgh every year since 1998. He is a regular at the Glasgow Comedy Festival performing sell out solo shows.
David can also be seen acting in TV comedies The Old Guys (BBC1 Network), Rab C Nesbitt (BBC2 Network) and Tank Commander (BBC2 Scotland). In 2008 David starred in ‘Freedom’ (North Inch Productions) a sitcom pilot for BBC Radio Scotland.
David has continued to move from cult performer to fully-fledged phenomenon on the comedy scene. With two appearances on BBC1′s Live Floor Show and two tours of the Scottish Highlands as part of The Best of Scottish Comedy show and The Stand Comedy Club Highland Tour.
Bruce Fummey - headline act
Bruce Fummey was born and brought up in the Perth before heading off to Paisley to complete a degree in Physics.
Bruce began his career in 1984 teaching Physics and Maths… a bit like doing stand up comedy, but slipping in a bit of education when the kids aren’t looking.
Bruce became an independent financial adviser in 1998. Bruce returned to teaching in August 2004, resuming where he left off at Larbert High School, “It's incredible, I went back to my old job and nobody noticed I'd gone....although the children's grades improved.”
Son of a Scottish mother and Ghanaian father, Bruce has thrived in a public speaking and stand up comedy environment from an early age and has won UK Speaker of the Year. His first one man show ‘Where Are You Really From?’ at the 2005 Glasgow Comedy Festival was followed by his first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005, with a stand up comedy show about physics called ‘The Greek, the Apple and the Time Machine’. That was followed by shows ‘About Tam O’Shanter’, ‘About the Scots’, ‘Gaelic in the Afternoon’, and some others that weren’t about Scottish stuff.
Bruce has also performed outside the UK at festivals and comedy clubs.