Crail Community Hall has secured two great Comedians to bring top comedy to Crail.
Each will perform a set of 40 minutes with a break between them to allow the audience to recover from the non-stop hilarity.
In a career spanning over thirty five years, Phil has been behind many of Scotland’s most popular and best loved comedy shows, and has worked with the cream of Scottish comedy talent including Rikki Fulton, Gregor Fisher, Elaine C. Smith, Craig Ferguson, and Robbie Coltraine - lifting some awards in the process as well as accumulating more than a few showbiz tales along the way.
Phil began his comedy career as a writer providing gags and sketches for such shows as Not the Nine O’Clock News and Spitting Image before becoming a Senior Producer in BBC Scotland’s Comedy Unit, the department responsible for, among others, Naked Video, Rab C. Nesbitt, Scotch and Wry, City Lights and, the show Phil is best known for, Only An Excuse? After leaving the BBC to form an independent production company, Phil and The Comedy Unit went on to chalk up even more success with Chewin’ the Fat, Still Game, Offside and Watson’s Wind Up.
As well as continuing to write, produce and direct for television, radio and theatre, Phil is a regular on Scotland’s thriving stand-up comedy circuit as well as a popular speaker at Sportsman’s dinners and Burns Suppers.
'I love Phil Differ, he’s the quiet genius of Scottish comedy' Rory Bremner
Elaine Malcolmson is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor and has worked for and appeared on various TV and Radio shows. She has performed her comedy shows all over the place including the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and the New York Comedy Festival. Currently a regular on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News, you may recognise her as Penny from BBC’s fantastic Soft Border Patrol.
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, and now living in Glasgow via a stint in Wales, Elaine Malcolmson is known for her deliciously dry humour and original take on everything from current affairs to colouring in. A Scottish Variety Award nominee, Elaine’s TV and radio work includes BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News and whatever combination of these you think is most impressive: Good Morning Scotland, A Funny Kind of Life and Death (they’re both BBC Radio Scotland) Radio 4 Extra Stands Up, BBC 2’s What Women Want She has gigged across the UK, performing at the Big Tickle Comedy Festival in Derry, Merchant City Festival in Glasgow, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glasgow International Comedy Festival, as well as making regular appearances at the Stand comedy clubs; she made her international comedy debut at New York Comedy Festival in 2012. Elaine has written for and performed in various sketch groups including the Stockholm Syndrome and Alchemy (Brown Eyed Boy productions). She has also been known to act.
“full of comedy life” Skinny
“a downbeat delight” List
“a terrific and unique stage persona” Broadway Baby
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