Comedy is back to make Granite City laugh again


The Aberdeen International Comedy Festival will return to theaters in the northeast with a big bang in 2022.

With headliner Jack Dee on sale now, the festival is set to be the biggest yet, and if that isn’t enough, fans can get in the mood with a series of festival nights and a special comedy weekend that will take place next weekend.

From October 8-10, Sara Barron, Olga Koch and Luisa Omielan will perform in downtown venues, while the previously announced Katherine Ryan will take the stage at Music Hall.

Adrian Watson, Managing Director of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We are delighted to confirm the welcome return of the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival next year with our fantastic headliner Jack Dee. While it wasn’t possible to run the 2021 festival in its entirety due to the pandemic, it’s great that we were able to reschedule some of the acts and run them as a Comedy Weekender instead.

“We look forward to a good laugh as we welcome Katherine Ryan, Sara Barron, Olga Koch and Luisa Omielan to venues downtown for what is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend.

“Seeing the reopening of our cultural venues this month after such a long closure has been truly heartwarming.

“Comedy fans should be sure to grab their tickets soon and also take advantage of the wider downtown offering with retail therapy or a pre-show meal.”

Sara Barron will be the first actress in action for the weekend with her hit show Fringe Enemies Closer at Lemon Tree on Friday 8th October as she visits the UK for the first time.

A powerful live actor and fast rising star, Sara’s previous shows have sold out to sold-out critics and audiences alike.

Extremely funny and unrestrained, Sara examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, current husbands, her four remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies.

Also on Friday 8th, the creator and star of the Netflix hit The Duchess (with two global Netflix specials: In Trouble and Glitter Room), comedian and TV actress Katherine Ryan makes a very welcome return to the stage with her brand new show in direct, Missus. , at the Music-Hall.

Having previously denounced a partnership, Katherine has since married her first love, by accident.

A lot has changed for everyone and fans can look forward to hearing Katherine Ryan’s hilarious new perspectives on life, love, and what it means to be Missus.

Olga Koch comes to the lemon tree

On Saturday, October 9, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated comedian and Mock The Week and QI star Olga Koch will perform at the Lemon Tree.

With her new passport in hand, Homecoming will see Olga trying to figure out who she is as an immigrant and certified teenage theater queen.

She has also appeared on The Now Show, Hello America, Pls Like, The News Quiz, King Gary, BBC Sounds’ Tech Tech Boom, and her own BBC Radio 4 show, OK Computer, is coming soon.

On Sunday October 10, Macs Pizzeria will host a stand-up comedy night, while Luisa Omielan will present her highly anticipated God is a Women show at the Tivoli Theater.

Fresh off an Off-Broadway hit, actress Luisa already has three groundbreaking hit shows to her credit. First, she asked “What would Beyoncé do ?!” ”(Sold across the UK and Australia, that’s what she would do!), Then she asked“ Am I right ladies ?! and his thigh gap joke went viral with over 45 million views. Then she turned to politics and got a BBC show called “Politics for Bitches”. So the next logical step was for Luisa to bring her unique kind of comedy to religion. She’s created a unique kind of comedy that’s a heartbreaking journey; partly rave and partly rally.

The 2022 Aberdeen International Comedy Festival will run from October 6 to 16 with the title Jack Dee already on sale.

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