WITH one month to go until the beginning of the 'That's Fife Comedy Festival', guitar-wielding comic Rob Deering will get things warmed up when he headlines Gilded Balloon Comedy at the Carnegie Hall tonight.

The host and writer of three series' of 'Out to Lunch' on BBC Radio Two will be joined on stage by Chris Forbes, star of BBC Scotland's 'Scot Squad', and one of Ireland's brightest rising stars, Micky Bartlett.

Compered by Scott Agnew - “a terrific performer with funny bones who could make a shopping list entertaining” - the audience have been promised an evening of mirth driven entertainment.

With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality, Rob Deering has established himself as a firm favourite on the nationwide comedy scene and has previously been described by The Guardian as “ingenious and hilarious”.

He has previously hosted '99 Things To Do Before You Die' on Channel 5 and is an ardent quiz fan, making his first TV appearance at the age of 12on the successful game 'Crack It'. His rubbish answers however meant he failed to win the Sinclair ZX Spectrum for his school, and since then he has appeared on Channel 4’s Fifteen to One and won both a special edition of the Weakest Link and an edition of Celebrity Mastermind.

Chris Forbes is a critically acclaimed Scottish stand up comedian, actor and writer whose conversational, laid back and playful style gives him a likeable onstage persona. His acting background (coupled with his 6’2” stature) helps him to command the stage. He may well take to ranting bitterly about the youth of today, the difficulties he faces in finding a comfortable pair of size 13 shoes and the pressures he faces to settle down, get married and have kids. Chris supported Kevin Bridges on his 2012 UK tour.

Widely hailed as one of the funniest and fastest rising stars on the live stand-up circuit, Northern Irish comedian Micky Bartlett (from BBC NI’s Monumental) will entertain the Dunfermline audience with his unabashed and hilarious observations of life, the world, and the people in it.

For more information and ticket availabilty, call the Carnegie Hall box office on 01383 602302, visit www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/gilded-balloon-comedy or www.gildedballoon.co.uk.

The show begins at 8pm and tickets cost £12 for adults and £11 for concessions.