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March 29, 2010


It was a night of celebration and mirth at SHS last weekend, as a packed supporters bar in the community suite  literally rocked with laughter at the Trust’s Championship Comedy Dinner.

A superb 3-course meal – served to over 250 guests – was followed by an entertaining round of Irish Bingo, won by DFC Chief Executive Gilbert Lawrie who then donated his winnings to the Gordon Lennon Memorial Fund – a fantastic gesture.

Then it was laughs galore as compere Charlie Ross took to the stage to introduce the comedians for the evening. Charlie himself was excellent as kicked things off with a wee routine before getting the assembled audience warmed up for the first act on the bill – Stu Who?

Simply put, Stu was superb. Being first on (which was no reflection on his status as a comic – it was in reality more to do with the fact that he had another engagement, a character reference in itself) is always hard. But not for Stu.

Dressed in his trademark black suit, dark glasses and his gallus Glasgow strut, the wee man gave a masterclass in comedy. 

The audience warmed to him immediately and he set the tone for the acts to follow.  He left the stage to warm and deserved applause.

Charlie came back to introduce Vladimir McTavish as the next act and like Stu, he had the crowd eating out of his hands with tales of speeding tickets from Aberdeenshire cops to Amsterdam coffee houses.

McTavish (a blonde-spikeyhaired cross between Rod Stewart and Oor Wullie) was in top form and proved a brilliant second act on the SHS stage.

Before the spotlight fell on the headline act that was Des Clarke, Charlie held a ‘Sexy Player’ contest involving Andy Geggan, Ben Gordon and Mike Dunlop. What followed was a hilaious routine in which Sons captain Dunlop took in good spirit – well, he had no choice really!

Up next and last, but certainly not least, came Des Clarke, who clearly had researched a bit of DFC history for his act and this went down well with everyone. Well, perhaps not everyone! 

Des closed the night with his mixture of Scottish humour and witty one-liners, always a crowd pleaser, with his general knowledge, slang and understanding of the Scot’s nation.

And so ends another fantastic event from the Trust on the Club’s behalf and we look forward to next year’s dinner with anticipation.

Photos ……….

Supporters Bar in all 'her' glory pre-Comedy Dinner guest arrival

Go on, smile!

Sons former assistant manager with his two guests!


Crowd is building up

Trust member Alec darroch on a rare night oot!

VIP Table!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter Fleming permalink
    March 29, 2010 7:14 pm

    It was a great night out. I came along as a guest of one of the table sponsors on a first visit to your stadium. What a fantastic setting you have and the venue was perfect. Food was fantastic and the comics were brilliant. Thanks.

  2. sonsteam permalink*
    March 30, 2010 6:58 am

    Thanks Peter for your kind words. It was good to meet you on Saturday night and hopefully we can fix you up with some matchday hospitality next season.

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