Bruce Morton

Bruce Morton

Glaswegian comic Bruce Morton came onto the comedy scene in 1988, winning the first ever So You Think You're Funny? new act competition at the Edinburgh Fringe. He was also one of the founders of the Funny Farm Comedy Collective in 1989, which helped start the stand-up scene in Scotland.

In 1992, he was nominated for the Perrier award for his show Sun and the following year landed his own four-part Channel 4 series, of the same name, each episode comprising a stand-up routine loosely themed around one of the deadly sins.

Morton returned to Channel 4 in 1995 as part of the broadcaster’s themed Pot Night, when he explored Amsterdam's cannabis cafés for the documentary Amsterdam By Night.

He is turned playwright in 1998’ with Blood Below the Window, which he also performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; and in 2001 he co-wrote the musical comedy Wake Me Up In The Year 2001 for the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow.

Morton is also a regular radio voice, and in 2006 presented a series of interviews with fellow stand-ups on Radio Scotland, called Comic To Comic.

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Billy's tuned in to his roots

Connolly may front radio show

Billy Connolly is set to present a music show to Scottish radio audiences if Virgin Radio wins a licence to broadcast in Glasgow.

Meanwhile, the comic returned to his roots yesterday, making an impromptu appearance at the city's Stand comedy club.

He popped in to watch the Bruce Morton show, and stayed around to chat with the acts backstage.

One observer said Connolly was "just generally having a good time" with the comics.

Connolly is backing the Virgin Radio bid to broadcast to Glasgow, promising to present a rock and roots show if the company wins the licence.

Virgin Radio Glasgow would be rock station, similar to its existing national service but also focusing on local music and featuring a West of Scotland Rock 'n' Roll Football show

Others backing the bid include Colin Macintyre (aka the Mull Historical Society) and the Cosmic Rough Riders.

The company is just one of 11 contenders for the licence, due to be awarded later this year, including an over-50s station, a country music station backed by Texas star Sharleen Spiteri and a hip-hop station.

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Published: 3 Jul 2003

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Gagarin Way

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Funny Farm

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Edinburgh Comedy Tour


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