Two final shows have been added to the programme for the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival including the winner of the prestigious Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show 2019.
Described as “one of the comic coups of this year’s fringe” and earning a five star review from the Telegraph, Jordan Brookes will make his Aberdeen debut fresh from a hugely successful run at the Fringe.
The in-demand comic will bring his unique show I’ve Got Nothing to Spin on Friday October 4 and promises no tricks or gimmicks, just an hour in his company as he attempts to snuffle out any joy remaining in the world.
Comedy fans will also get to enjoy a night celebrating the talent of the north-east, as a group of local comedians perform in Exodus on Tuesday October 8.
In addition, the Chase fans who missed out on snapping up a ticket to see Paul Sinha’s sold out show need not fear, as a second has been added to meet demand. The hugely popular Fern Brady has also been moved to a bigger venue after her show sold out in record time, with more tickets on sale now.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We’re delighted to already have two sold-out shows and we expect this trend to continue. This really underlines the calibre of our line-up this year and just how popular the festival has become.
“It has really established itself as a must attend event and put Aberdeen on the international stage. Securing new stars like Jordan Brookes reinforces this even more and we can’t wait to bring all the laughs to the city next month.”
The Aberdeen’s Got Talent mixed bill line-up features popular MC and comedian Kenny Luke for a night with the city's finest stand-ups, including Violet Wilde, Stuart Leon, Orla Kelly, and Peter Wood.
Violet Wilde is a single mum of four who is blazing the trail for fierce independent women. Her hilarious stories of tantrums, daily struggles, her two divorces (aiming for five by 50) and disastrous Tinder dates are raw, real and raucous.
Orla Kelly is a comedian and spoken word artist based in Aberdeen. She runs the monthly spoken word night Speakin’ Weird. From Ireland she tries to make sense of Scotland in her own clever, witty, warm and often caustic comedy style.
Stuart Leon is an exciting, bluntly honest and self-deprecating new addition to the comedy scene. He enjoys investigating his everyday anxieties, getting older and questioning the seemingly normal no matter how embarrassing the path may be.
Headliner Peter Wood recently completed his first solo show - Life as I Know It and has been a Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist.
The Aberdeen International Comedy Festival will run at a multitude of city venues, bars and clubs over the course of 11 days from Thursday 3 October until Sunday 13 October 2019. The festival has been organised and promoted in its entirety by Aberdeen Inspired since 2016 with generous support from The McGinty’s Group Scotland and Balmoral Group.