Due to popular demand and to avoid disappointment we are having 2 top class performances this year.
A different line up on both evenings of 4 very talented comedians who are going to give you an evening full of laughter. Our MC for the night will be Scott Gibson. Sponsored by CUT
Glasgow born and bred Gibson smashed onto the stand-up scene in November 2010, quickly establishing himself on the circuit.
A storyteller at heart, Gibson mixes a conversational style with his own unique brand of dark humour. Confidently leading his audience down a path, few dare to tread. This ability to push boundaries and control any room he plays has found Scott in high demand.
Nominated for a Scottish Variety Award in 2014, along with a residency as Dead Sheep Comedy’s MC. (With Scott leading the Dead Sheep charge they would go on to win “Best Small Comedy Club” in Scotland at the 2015 Chortle Awards). This success continued with a place on the prestigious AAA showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
Scott’s natural talent has seen him being handpicked to support some of the UK’s top comedians. These include Frankie Boyle, Tom Stade, Des Clarke, Gary Little, Kevin Bridges and Daniel Sloss to name a few.
After a Glasgow Comedy Festival debut in 2015 with his show “Life After Death”. Scott firmly established himself as the comic to watch in Scotland. Then in August 2016, Scott made his Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with the same show. He would go on to shock the industry by winning the Best Newcomer Award. Making him the first Scottish Act in history to do so.
Described as “the best act to emerge from scotland in years”, who knows what is next for the Gibson.
Wednesday, 12 September:
MC: Scott Gibson
Act 1: Gareth Mutch
Act 2: Harriet Dyer
Act 3: Gary Little
Gary Little is one of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy. He is recognised as a master storyteller, and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK.
A regular at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, his 2013 and 2014 shows were the fastest selling shows in the programme, requiring an unprecedented 4 additional nights added to the run, due to overwhelming demand. 2015 and 2016 seen Gary selling out again. 2014-2016 also seen Gary playing to sold out rooms with his solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival.
Despite his imposing physical presence – a 6’ 2” skinhead – Gary has an incredibly personable, relatable style. Combine that with his unflinching honesty and openness – and just a hint of vulnerability – and audiences everywhere fall in love with his easy charm. He has that rare gift which to turn mundane, every-day experiences into pure comedy gold, which will have you simply crying with laughter.
Warm to the point of endearing… This man is a born raconteurThe Scotsman
All you’ll remember from his show is how much you laughedChortle
Runs rings round his comedy peersThe Glasgow Herald
Thursday, 13 September
MC: Scott Gibson
Act 1: Michael Redmond
Act 2: Jamies Dalgleish
Act 3: Bruce Morton
Bruce Morton Scotland’s acclaimed comic, storyteller and social commentator was a founder of the Funny Farm Comedy Collective which in 1989 helped kick-start the Scottish stand-up scene.
UK attention soon followed for Bruce with his appearances on C4’s Halfway to Paradise in 1990, before writing and performing in the C4 show, The Shoe Fetishist’s Guide and, in 1993, the series Sin with Bruce Morton.
Milestones along the way include a Perrier Nomination at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two UK tours and a critically acclaimed one-man show Blood Below the Window, premiered at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 1998 and which prompted The Independent to comment, “Bruce Morton is not so much re-writing the rule book as throwing it away”. The show was subsequently adapted as a BBC Radio 4 afternoon drama.
Gesture and commentary of the highest classThe Observer
One of the best and most genuine humourists on the Scottish sceneThe Express
Devastatingly funny...wry and poignantThe Scotsman