SURPRISES, laughs and an abundance of football related stories are set to captivate the audience during a show at the Carnegie Hall this evening (Thursday).

A Football Comedy Night, which the Press has run a competition to win tickets for in recent weeks, will be hosted by former Pars player, assistant manager and manager in his own right, Dick Campbell.

The current Arbroath boss, one of Scottish football’s most colourful characters, will compere the evening, which will also see former Celtic, West Ham United and Scotland striker, Frank McAvennie, take to the stage.

Impressionist Paul Reid, who has starred on the likes of TV's ‘Only An Excuse’, will also be on stage for an evening that 68-year-old Dick said would be one full of tales from in and outwith the game, whilst a question and answer session will also take place.

There are also set to be some surprises for the audience, and Dick told the Press: “It’s not a Pars thing or anything like that; it’s just a story time about our lives in football and our general lives.

“If I was to tell a story for every year I was there (at Dunfermline), I would be up there for an hour!

“Apparently it’s sold out; we’re delighted about that.

“He (McAvennie) is looking forward to coming up and telling people about his fabulous life story; think of World Cups, Scotland, West Ham, London and Miss Worlds and all the rest of it. I’m afraid I’m not in that category!

“I’ve absolutely got some fantastic stories to tell. I could stand up there for three hours and tell stories, but I’ll keep the good ones for the Dunfermline crowd.

“I’ll be telling the stories and I’ll be chairing the event. Apparently there will be some question and answers as well.

“We’ll start at half seven, we’ll be finished for 10 o’clock, and it’ll be just non-stop fun and laughing. Frank’s looking forward to it anyway, and if you listen to Frank McAvennie’s life story, it’s sensational.

“He come out the pub one day, just to make up the numbers (in a game), and there was a scout there watching someone else, and caught Frank’s blonde hair, and that’s how it all started! He tells a great story about that.”

Pars fans attending can be sure to hear some anecdotes from Dick’s time at East End as assistant to Bert Paton, vowing he’ll have them “in stitches”, and he added: “I’m looking forward to it, and I’m excited. It’s going to be a great night.”