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Dara O Briain
Dead Cat Bounce
Deborah Frances White
Delete The Banjax
Dominic Elliot Spencer
Donnchadh O Conaill
BBC Three Comedy Marathon pt 2
At the Edinburgh Fringe 2012
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|BBC Three Comedy Marathon pt 2|
|BBC Three Comedy Marathon|
|Magners Glasgow International Comedy festival|
Breakfast show presenter on Glasgow's Beat 106.
Host of ITV's Saturday morning kids' show SM:TV
|Stand Up: 2004:
|Stand Up: 2002:
Chortle award winner for best open mic comic
|Stand Up: 2001:
Runner-up in BBC New Comedy Competition and commended in Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition
|Stand Up: 2000:
Runner-up in So You Think You're Funny?
So You Think You're Funny?
Des Clarke: Des Comedy Jam
Des Clarkeís show is super Scottish. Heís an award-winning radio presenter in Glasgow, and his high-energy walk on music and intro is met with equal enthusiasm from a heavily Scottish crowd.
His trademark million-mile-an-hour approach has slowed to merely Ďvery quick indeedí, but his clarity is enviable and you get a lot of funny for your money here. Heís magnificent at telling the Scots about themselves: the busted economy comparable to Iceland, the likely pitfalls of the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scottish football, tennis hero Andy Murray, John Smeaton the Glasgow Airport terrorism hero.
Thereís some huge laughs to be had from his stories of a Gorbals upbringing, Scottish vernacular and unflinching approach to strong language. Who thought mumís swearing could still be funny? But it really is when itís his mum doing his toiletries shopping. The man next to me had tears of laughter splashing off his knees and I wasnít far behind.
He really delivers a strong, laugh-filled hour with a mixture of personal anecdotes about his working-class background, family and friends, and then the gleeful examination of Scotlandís national character, the local genius for turning negatives to positives and Scotlandís place in the world.
Heís really not stretching himself much with this show, and gets a very easy ride from a local crowd, but what heís neglecting in his personal development he invests in delivering a properly entertaining, hilarious show.
|Date of live review: Saturday 13th Aug, '11|
Review by Julia Chamberlain
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I find him very annoying too. Don't know what all the fuss is about. Irritating stuttering - not funny.
You've got to love him!
How did the producers of SM:tv get a superb stand-up comic to present on to the kids show? What a waste - he is so funny as a stand-up comic. The executive producer must have bribed him with a substantial amount of money.
Very, very funny. Those who don't find him funny, really need to get a sense of humor.
Never seen anything like it. Didn't know what to expect and he blew us away. Classic.
I was blown away by his material and style. He has slowed his delivery considerably but not lost the very funny manic ramblings. He was hilarious and an absolute pleasure to work with, an undoubted star of the future.
Took my fellow workers to see this guy for our Xmas night out, I am now very popular, live comedy has a dozen new fans and Des Clarke has made such an impression that we are all going back to see him.
This guy had me wetting my pants, his looks and his demeanour are a perfect match for his fresh, original and funny gags.
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