Phill Jupitus, Fred MacAulay and Jimeoin are amongst the big names announced for the comedy line-up at the Rewind Festival at Scone Palace in July.
A regular at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Phill Jupitus, who now lives in Fife, will be headlining Rewind Scotland’s comedy roster on Saturday July 20.
The stand-up comedian and performance poet known for his alter ego Porky The Poet, Phill started his performing career in 1984 supporting Billy Bragg, The Style Council and The Housemartins.
Aside from his long-running role as team captain on BBC Two’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Phill has also appeared on 8 Out of Ten Cats, Would I Lie to You and Pointless Celebrities.
Joining Phill is Emmanuel Sonubi. The North London comic may have only been on the circuit for what feels like five minutes but he’s already gaining quite a reputation for himself as one to watch out for. Emmanuel is expected to win some new fans at Rewind as he takes the Forever Stage on both Saturday and Sunday.
Perth-born Fred MacAulay will no doubt be a crowd favourite at Scone Palace. Having presented the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co. on BBC Radio Scotland for almost 18 years and with a string of TV appearances under his belt, Fred’s on-air witticisms and on-screen reputation are the product of years of experience in the live circuit – including a stint as the first ever Scottish compere at the Comedy Store in London.
Jimeoin, hailed as one of the hottest comics of his generation, headlines Rewind Scotland’s comedy line up on Sunday July 21. The English-born stand-up comedian and actor made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1993 and since then has gained a huge international following having performed at some of the world’s biggest arts festivals.
Dubbed ‘the future of Scottish comedy’, Christopher Macarthur Boyd will also be taking the Forever Stage. The Glaswegian is a three-time Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist and has performed internationally everywhere from Canada to Australia. Christopher brought his debut show ‘Home Sweet Home’ to the Edinburgh Fringe last year to great acclaim.
Katt Lingard, Rewind Festival’s Event Manager, said: “We were blown away by the audience reaction to our comedians last year. At every festival, the Forever Stage was completely packed out with people queuing up for some laughs. We’ve added even more comedians to the bill this year, and we can’t wait to give them an incredible Rewind welcome this summer!”
*Rewind Scotland takes place at Scone Palace, Perth, from July 19 to 21.