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Gordon Brunton started his career in 1994, has supported Phil Kay and John Cooper-Clark on national tours and took part in three Edinburgh Fringe shows with other stand-ups until his 2002 debut solo show Brunton Disorder. He was also a finalist in the Scottish Comedian Of The Year competition, 2009
Gordon Brunton at the 2009 Scottish Comedian Of The Year final
Eighties throwback Gordon Brunton didn’t so much have a set as a bunch of hack putdowns played out on shuffle, regardless of relevance. ‘Where did you learn to whisper?’ ‘Don’t go drinking on an empty head’ and even the lazily homophobic line when one punter wandered out of his seat: ‘Will all homosexuals please go to the toilet now.’ Sorry, Gordon, but in our century, homosexual isn’t an insult.
The material he did get through between this waterfall of tripe was equally uninspired and tired, comparing posh British Airways captains with the announcements you get on less salubrious airlines. As if the paucity of the idea wasn’t bad enough, the airline he chose for comparison was Kenya Airways, and even he wasn’t outdated enough to try that accent … which rather defeats the object. Tedious jokes about inappropriate masturbation brought a limp set to a welcome end.
|Date of live review: Monday 28th Sep, '09|
Review by Steve Bennett
This guy is utterly terrible. An embarassment