Guid Fer A Laugh

A seriously fun look at Scottish comedy for those who take fun seriously

  • Lydia Markham Lifelong Learning Development Officer (Adult Learning), City of Edinburgh Council
  • Derek Suttie Freelance Adult Education Tutor specialising in Scottish Cultural Studies
Keywords: Laughter; comedy; new knowledge; discourse;, dialogue; comedy;


Guid Fer A Laugh has always sought to place itself as part of what Mikhail Bakhtin calls 'the open-ended dialogue that enters into the dialogic fabric of human life' (Morson & Emerson, 1990). It places a central value on the contributions of the
participants and the active discourse that they create. As Buber (1965) states '[it is only] when we meet in the narrow ridge of the between' that we discover for ourselves new discourse, new knowledge and truth. This ‘meeting in dialogue’, especially applies to laughter.

How to Cite
Markham, L. and Suttie, D. (2023) “Guid Fer A Laugh”, Concept, 14(3), pp. 1 - 16. Available at: (Accessed: 19April2024).