International talent stands up as comedy nights return to Fife

Stand up stars Carina MacLeod and Ronnie Golden are taking part in this weekend's ONFife Comedy Nights.
Stand up stars Carina MacLeod and Ronnie Golden are taking part in this weekend's ONFife Comedy Nights.

After the huge success of its debut in January, ONFIfe’s monthly comedy nights return to four corners of Fife this weekend (Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24).

The format is simple: Three guest comedians and a seasoned compère will keep you in laughs for a two-hour show in the theatres’ venue bars.

Veteran rock’n’roller, stand-up chameleon, leader of 70s mind-mangling punk rock comedy combo The Fabulous Poodles, Ronnie Golden comes to Adam Smith Theatre and Lochgelly Centre. Widely respected as both a musician and a stand-up, his unique mix of guitar parodies and keenly observed humour have made him one of the top acts in the country. Ronnie has opened for Tom Jones, The Ramones and Engelbert Humperdinck over the years.

Hebridean-born comedian Carina MacLeod brings snippets of her latest solo show ‘Full Of Craic!’ to Adam Smith Theatre. Carina recently debuted at ‘Stand Up NY’ in New York City and went down a treat.

Having taken her unique highland style of comedy to the international stage, it’s now the turn of Fife.

A hit at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Pablo Serski is one of the hardest working stand ups on the Scottish circuit. His unflinching and fearless approach brings “wonderfully dark and deliciously well-crafted routines”. Heralded as one of Scottish comedy’s most daring and must-see acts, Rothes Halls and Lochgelly Centre will have the pleasure this weekend.

Stuart Mitchell was a finalist in the NATYS competition in 2012 and is one of the most exciting new stand-up comedians performing across the UK.

The Glaswegian comic’s sharp one-liners, brilliant turn of phrase and clever wordplay made him a perfect choice to support Stewart Francis and Hal Cruttenden on their national tours.

Stuart has also recently written for Mock The Week and was part of the Stand-up For Scotland show at the Adelaide Comedy Festival in 2013.

The poor guy will be run ragged, dashing between all four of our venues this Friday and Saturday just to tell you a joke! Now that’s devotion.

Spring Day was voted Brooklyn’s Best Comedian 2016 in May. She has also been working as a comedy consultant on a pilot for the BBC set to be broadcast this year. Her uniquely sharp, dark, bubbly and often brutal style of comedy is always a crowd pleaser.

She has written, produced, directed and performed five solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2010.

Spring has also performed at various clubs in London, Manchester, Dublin, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. See her at Rothes Halls this Friday and Carnegie Hall on Saturday.

Comedy line-ups:

Friday, February 23 –

• Rothes Halls, Glenrothes: Spring Day, Pablo Serski, Stuart Mitchell, compère Bill Dewar.

• Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy: Stuart Mitchell, Carina Macleod (pictured left), Ronnie Golden, compère Raymond Mearns.

Saturday 24 February –

• Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline: Spring Day, Richard Pulsford, Stuart Mitchell, compère Bill Dewar.

• Lochgelly Centre: Stuart Mitchell, Pablo Serski, Ronnie Golden, compère Raymond Mearns.

For tickets, see www.onfife.com