Wehn does the comedy start?

Henning Wehn'stand-up comedian
Henning Wehn'stand-up comedian
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COMEDY fans have an opportunity to get a flavour of what next month’s Interactive Komedy Festival will be serving up at a special ‘Festival Preview’ evening next Tuesday.

And one of the biggest names from this year’s Festival will be making a special appearance at Society ahead of his Festival Finale appearance.

Star of TV and renowned actor and stand-up Henning Wehn is already scheduled to appear along with Brian Blessed on October 27 but will be taking to the stage for an exclusive warm-up in what will be his first ever trip to the Lang Toun.

Henning will be a familiar face to fans of ‘Have I Got News For You’ and Suzie Hall of Festival organisers Kreative Destiny Ltd says that getting Henning, the self styled “German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain”, to appear was a real coup. “We were very lucky to get him!” she said.

“He’s a huge name, a brilliant act and he will be the perfect introduction to the Festival.”

Appearing with Henning on the night will be Bruce Fumey. Bruce is the son of a Scottish mother and Ghanaian father and claims he is the top comedian on the Afro Celtic comedy circuit! He was a semi finalist in Channel Four’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2004 and BBC Talent in 2005. Bruce has a wealth of stand up experience and has performed in Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, The Stand and many other clubs up and down the country.

As well as the two stand up acts the organisers will be awarding a special prize for the ‘First Sell-Out Festival Show’, with two shows already sold out at Toro and Betty Nicol’s.

Ticket sales are going well for Kirkcaldy’s biggest ever festival of comedy which this year has a variety of different styles of acts. The festival begins on October 5 and runs until the end of the month with a special Festival Finale on October 28. In between there are shows to suit all ages and there are alternatives to the more traditional stand up acts.

Every Friday throughout the Festival there will be cabaret and burlesque at Styx with the ‘Fife Follies Cabaret Show’, there is an interactive murder mystery at Annapurna Gurkha and if you think you may be funnier than the comedians on show there’s a chance to show off your comedy skills as Cuppa Coffee hosts the ‘Joke Bank’ - £1 paid for every joke told!

The public will also get the chance to vote for their favourite act during the festival, whether it’s a local up-and-comedian or a big name such as Nina Conti.

Suzie Hall said that Kreative Destiny have worked hard to make the festival an interactive experience. “We want to get everyone involved whether its the public or local businesses.

“It’s going to be a festival to remember and next week’s preview is the perfect way to get it started.”

Tickets for the evening, beginning at 7.00 p.m. are priced at only £5 and are available from Society, Blind Davy’s or from the Festival Box Office on 07591 058973.

To see the full fantastic Festival line-up go to the website www.Kreativedestiny.com.