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Who needs to travel to either of the big smokes when you can see some of the best UK comedy talent right here in Biggar.  The 2024 season of Biggar Laughs kicks off  on 17th February with a great line up: all hosted by Biggar’s own Stuart Mitchell.

Liam Farrelly is a 21-year-old up-and-coming Scottish comedian from Paisley, who started performing stand-up aged 17 whilst still in High School and who immediately went into comedy full-time after graduating.

A meteoric rise through the ranks has seen him nominated for and winning a raft of awards, have a guest acting role on BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad (S4E2, 2018) and perform at the UK’s best and most prestigious comedy clubs, including Scotland’s The Stand, Monkey Barrel, Liverpool’s Hot Water Comedy Club and both the London and Manchester Comedy Stores—all barely a year after first setting foot on a stage.

Rachel Jackson
Award winning Scottish actress, comedian and writer. Winner of The Herald Scottish Culture Award ‘One to Watch’ prize. Nominated for best new comedian at The Scottish Variety Awards and The Scottish Comedy Awards. Played Wendy in ‘Beats’ with Steven Soderbergh as executive producer. Played Donna in Karen Gillan’s ‘The Party’s Just beginning’ which went to TriBeCa Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival and was nominated for best film at The Scottish Baftas. Roles in TV Shows such as ‘Outlander’ ‘Still Game’ ‘Two Doors Down’ and ‘Scot Squad’ Wrote and starred in ‘Bunny Boiler’ a 6 part mini series for BBC Three. Did show of same title at The Edinburgh Fringe. Has written three solo shows and has performed everywhere from the UK to Berlin, Beijing, NYC, Tokyo and LA. Written and performed in sketches for BBC Scotland, BBC Writers Room and Channel 4.

Danny O’Brien has been performing stand-up comedy for over of a decade, headlining regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences.

As the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin one of Ireland’s most successful comedy clubs – his friendly, high energy and anecdotal style draws in an audience and brings on the big laughs with ease!

Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara Ó Briain – Danny was handpicked in 2016 to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of The Edinburgh Fest’ Show across Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was asked back in 2018 and again 2019, making him the only Irish comic to do the tour a record three times.

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