Hallmark has been set for 2014 Fife Comedy Festival

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American comedian Rich Hall got the first ever Fife Comedy Festival underway on Tuesday evening when he came to the Adam Smith Theatre.

The sold-out gig marked the start of almost two weeks of laughter across the Kingdom as the festival runs until April 13.

Hall, a star of many TV shows and festival appearances, was in outstanding form - and set a high bar for the rest to follow over the coming ten days of shows across the region.

And although it’s still early days for the 2014 programme, those behind the events are pleased with the response from the public.

Evan Henderson, programme manager, told the Press: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to Fife’s first comedy festival.

“Rich Hall sold out within a week, and the other shows are all selling well...

“Clearly Fife has a good sense of humour, and we are delighted with the reaction.

“Fife Comedy Festival is looking good to become an annual event and are keen for other venues to get involved.

“Unlike Kate Bush, we do still have tickets, so if there’s something you fancy on the comedy menu, then there’s still time to book.”

There are still a number of big names to come throughout the festival with stand-up comedians including Omid Djalili, Fred MacAulay and Hardeep Singh Kohli.

But there are other comedy shows and plays taking place too.

Among them are ‘The Showstoppers Improvised Musical’, ‘Probably The Best Comedy Songs in the World Ever, Maybe?’ and the play ‘The Confessions of Gordon Brown’.

Kevin Toolis, writer of the play about the former Prime Minister, is excited about bringing the production to Fife. It comes to Rothes Halls on April 12.

He said: “It’s an illumination of the fall of a great man, which is the classic subject of drama.

“The play is a dramatic reinterpretation, it’s not a documentary. We’re taking a man’s life and condensing it into an hour and a half.”

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