Comedy and Carbs
When - Saturday 24 May 2014, Doors Open 6:30pm, Food available from 6:45pm
Where - Dynamic Earth (EMF Hub)
Show - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Penne pasta with a rich basil pesto, cherry tomatoes and chorizo sausage
Wholemeal fusilli with a smoked cheese and oregano sauce with chargrilled courgette and red peppers
Potato salad with spring onion and sunblushed tomato
Mixed leaf and rocket salad with caesar dressing
Priced at £19.99, sold out in 2012 and 2013 so book ahead to avoid disappointment
A comedy line-up that will make you laugh all the way to the finish line!
Our Comedy & 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.
Des Clarke - compere
Des Clarke is one of the UK's most exciting stars. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and as one of radio and television’s hottest young presenters. Thanks to his sparkling wit and enthusiastic presenting skills, Des beat thousands of hopefuls to be asked to host ITV1's Saturday morning live programme SM:TV Live. He made the breakthrough into prime time television as anchor of BBC1 Scotland's live Children in Need coverage and hosts the Capital Breakfast Show every weekday morning on Capital FM. Des has already performed his own full length sell-out comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in recent years.
Vladimir McTavish - headline act
Described as “gleefully indulgent, highly appealing” (The Guardian), Vladimir McTavish is one of the most popular and successful of modern-day Scottish comedians. “Affable and abrasive...nothing short of superb” (The Scotsman), he is stunning in every sense of the word. Equally at home discussing the celebrity status of the Beckhams, Vladimir McTavish serves up a delightful feast of social observation and topical satire, seasoned with his caustic wit and presented via a platter of breakneck-pace patter. In addition to his headline appearances throughout the UK, Vladimir has also graced the stage in such far flung regions as Holland, Kuwait, Singapore and at the Norwegian Comedy Festival and the Aspen Comedy Festival. Vladimir has appeared on a number of popular TV and radio shows, including “The Empire Laughs Back” (BBC1), the football game show “We're On Our Way To Wembley” (ITV), “Velvet Cabaret” (BBC Radio Scotland) and the “Live Floor Show” (BBC Scotland). At the Edinburgh Fringe Vladimir is a regular star of the annual Best of Scottish comedy showcase, and has performed four sell-out solo shows. The latest of these, The Top 50 Greatest Scots of All Time, Ever!, was a clever and critically acclaimed sideswipe at both today¹s media elist culture and at Scotland¹s contemporary self-image.
Chris Forbes - support act
Chris Forbes is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, actor and writer who has starred in and written for numerous TV, radio and stage productions. As a stand up comedian, Chris works regularly on the UK circuit and has starred in “Pint Sized Comedy” in association with Magners and also on the Canadian Comedy Network as part of “The Great International Laugh Off”. In 2012 Chris supported Kevin Bridges on his national tour and also appeared at music festivals such as T in the Park and Rockness. Forbes is also the creator of the much praised comedy character Damien Crow, who enjoyed a successful Edinburgh run in 2012 and also earned a full pilot script commission which is currently in development. Damien Crow made his TV debut on BBC 3's Comedy Marathon during the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe. As an actor, Chris has appeared in BBC shows, “Scot Squad”, “Dear Green Place” and the new sitcom from Pappy's sketch group, “Badults”. Chris is also one third of the critically acclaimed sketch group, “How Do I Get Up There?”.