We have a stellar line up of 4 very talented comedians this year who are going to give you an evening full of laughter. Our MC for the night will be Scott Gibson.
Glasgow born and bred, Scott Gibson smashed onto the stand-up scene in November 2010, quickly establishing himself on the circuit. Described by Capital FM Breakfast Host, and fellow comedian Des Clarke as “The Best Act to emerge from Scotland in Years”.
A storyteller at heart, Gibson mixes a conversational style with his own unique brand of dark humour. He confidently leads his audience down a path few dare to tread. This ability to push boundaries and control any room he plays, has allowed Gibson to move up the ranks quicker than many before him.
Spreading his comedy tales Gibson is now making big waves across the border and internationally, after being invited to play at the famous Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in Downtown Toronto. Appearing at a number of festivals including Glasgow, Edinburgh Fringe, Falkirk, RockNess, Download and TITP has seen Gibson perform alongside some of the UK’s great comics.
Gibson also finds himself in demand as an MC, a strand of his work he enjoys and was described by The Skinny as “A Natural”. Eva McKay (The Stand Comedy Club) commented on Gibson’s MC work by saying “Scott has an energetic, angry, animated style which always injects energy into the room. A great natural compere our audiences always go for Scott in a big way”. This reputation saw Gibson being named as Dead Sheep Comedy’s resident MC in September 2013 and being nominated for a Scottish Variety Award in 2014.
This mix of styles and natural talent has seen Gibson being hand picked to support some of the UK’s top comedians on recent tours. These include Frankie Boyle, Tom Stade, Des Clarke, Gary Little and Daniel Sloss to name a few. Not a bad group of comics to work alongside.
An impressive start to what many predict will be a great career for this young Scotsman.
Since being put in for his first gig at The Stand in Summer 2010 by his girlfriend, the East End of Glasgow’s Jamie Dalgleish has hit the ground running, notching up hundreds of gigs throughout the UK & abroad plus winning ‘Scottish Comedian of the Year 2011′. He had 3 sold out Glasgow Comedy Festival shows plus a full run (double hander) at The Fringe with Just The Tonic in, amongst several BBC Radio Scotland appearances.
“Dalgleish has a bright future in stand-up”, the Scotsman “Jamie showed the composure and comic timing last seen at the Pavilion by the likes of Jack Milroy and Hector Nicol, with a big dollop of Kevin Bridges thrown in for good measure.” – The Glaswegian
Christopher MacArthur Boyd
Christopher MacArthure Boyd made his comedy debut in 2013 at The Stand in Glasgow. Since then he went on to become ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ finalist in 2014, a runner-up ‘Scottish Comedian of the Year’ in 2015 and was most recently shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award in the Summer of 2016. His stand-up has been featured on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4 Extra, and he writes and performs comedy for BBC Scotland. Christopher MacArthur Boyd has been twice nominated for ‘Best New Act’ at the Scottish Comedy Awards, and nominated for ‘Best New Comedian’ at the Scottish Variety Awards.
Eddy Brimson is one of the UK circuits most in demand headline acts working regularly with all the leading promoters. Eddy is equally in demand worldwide. He played the first ever Altitude Festival in the French Alps in 2008 and the Sydney Cracker Festival in Australia. Eddy has also taken his comedy to such far flung places as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain. He once even played a gig naked!