Top Class Live Stand Up Comedy Is Once Again Coming To The Heart Of Dumfries

GAG TRADERS in association with Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Present

Live Comedy Night

Friday July 29th 2016

This month’s show at The Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Centre brings you an eclectic mix of comics from near and far, including none other than Michael Redmond, star of Channel 4’s smash hit sitcom Father Ted, along with up and coming young guns of the Scottish Comedy scene.

MC – Rob Kane

Rob has two great loves in his life, Comedy and Football, but it is fair to say that he is much better at comedy than football.

His Comedy career began when he was encouraged to take part in Viv Gee’s Comedy Course in Strathclyde University. In his first year of performing he got to the final of the prestigious ‘Amused Moose’ competition and since then he has won the ‘Beat the Frog’ in both Manchester and Preston, got to the final of the ‘Scottish Comedian Of The Year’ and had his own solo show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Opening Act – Gareth Waugh

Gareth began performing in July 2010. He has performed all over the UK as well as Australia and has performed 5 shows at the Edinburgh festival.
“Potential to be a major player in Scottish if not World comedy in the near future.” –One4review, 2012
“Soon to be a big name” – The Skinny, 201
“Excellent” – Scotsman, 2011
“A particular highlight” – Edinburgh Evening News, 2010

Middle Act – Gareth Mutch

Mutch jokes about the problems that occur in his own life which are mainly either failing with the opposite sex or living with his parents. This show tackles no big issues, political satire or any opinions of his own, but it is funny!

Featured in The Stand’s ‘Best of Scottish’ show. Performed in theatres and clubs all over the UK, including supporting Tom Stade on his last tour.Had a sell-out show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and was seen on STV’s Edinburgh Festival 2015.

Closing Act – Michael Redmond

There are not many people who have been struck by lightning and lived to tell the tale. While this may not have actually happened to Michael Redmond himself, it is a fate which befell his character Father Stone – one of the more memorable creations of C4’s classic comedy Father Ted

As skilled a writer as he is a performer, Michael started his career scripting comedy for Irish radio and television. After moving to London in 1987, he quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit, headlining at clubs throughout the UK and later developing his own one-man shows. A regular at major comedy festivals, Michael has performed a number of hugely successful solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, including Eamon, Older Brother of Jesus, which was later developed as a series for R4.

In addition to his live and radio performances, Michael has appeared on a number of high profile TV shows, including “Comedy Nation” (BBC2), “Friday Night Live”(LWT) “The Stand Up Show” (BBC1), “Clive Anderson Talks Back” (BBC1), “Just for Laughs” and of course “Father Ted”(both C4).
“Excellent, deadpan dry wit” Guardian

Michael Redmond is “hilarious … a great comedian” Scotsman

As well as offering a 2 course Dinner with coffee and a live comedy show for £22 per person, the Cairndale also offer a ‘Show Only’ option for £12, which includes entry to the Comedy show at 9pm with disco until 1am.

Over and above the 29th July, Comedy Club nights have also been booked on the following dates in 2016:

Friday 16th September – Friday 14th October – Friday 11th November – Friday 2nd December

The Comedy Club nights at the Cairndale are proving to be particularly popular for office parties and birthdays and there’s sure to be a lot of interest in the comedy night taking place on Friday 2nd December (£25 on this night) that offers a change from the usual Christmas Party format.

Tickets for Show Only can be purchased at various ticket outlets including

Barnstorm Records, The Midsteeple Box Office, Domino Records and the Cairndale Hotel. Both the inclusive packages and show only options can also be booked on the Hotel’s website at


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