Great weekend of comedy in Fife festival

Omid Djalili
Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili/That’s Fife - Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.

Two great shows, two bumper crowds, four comedians, one host, and one sing-song in one fab weekend of live comedy.

The inaugural Fife Comedy Festival signed off in fine style with this double header in Dunfermline - and it set the standard for 2015 to aim for.

Djalili had his audience in tears of laughter as he wrapped up a set that was comedy at its smartest, sharpest and most grown-up.

The Iranian comic drew on his own background to touch on subjects you don’t often encounter in the world of stand-up, which, in other hands, could easily have offended or been crass.

With Djalili, there was warmth, honesty and a sharp, perceptive wit that honed in on its subjects and left you laughing until it hurt.

His Q and A with the crowd was as off the wall as it was off the cuff - and he clearly enjoyed the night as much as the audience.

And who knew his in-laws were from Cupar?

A superb, richly entertaining show that was pitched just perfectly...

That’s Fife brought three comedians to the stage, linked by radio presenter, broadcaster, columnist and now actor, Grant Stott.

Freely admitting this was something outwith his comfort zone, Stott’s own easy-going charm set the scene for the night which included great sets from Vladimir McTavish, Scott Agnew and headliner, Fred MacAulay.

Three different styles. many topics covered, with MacAulay as relaxed as ever on stage holding court on everything frrom the new Forth crossing to the referendum to climbing Kilimanjaro.

An excellent weekend of laughter all-round.