Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges started stand-up shortly after his 17th birthday, and reached the finals of the So You Think You're Funny? talent contest at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe, when he was just 18.

He staged his debut hour-long solo show at the Glasgow Comedy Festival in March 2006, and made his Edinburgh Fringe debut the following year.

In 2009, he appeared on BBC One's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, which hugely boosted his profile to the extend he played the Glasgow SECC in 2010.

Bridges won the breakthrough award at the 2010 Chortle Awards.

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Kevin Bridges to perform for Barack Obama

At a charity event in Edinburgh

Barack Obama could be about to find out what an ‘empty’ is.

For Kevin Bridges is to perform for the 44th US President at a charity event in Edinburgh next month.

The comic shares the bill with Scottish musicians  Annie Lennox and Texas.

They will all be performing after a dinner on May 26, where Obama will give a keynote address, one of his first major speaking engagements since leaving the White House. 

The event at the EICC is being organised by The Hunter Foundation, which encourages philanthropy to address poverty and education issues.

Billionaire Sir Tom Hunter, who founded the organisation, said: he was ‘proud, privileged and over the moon’ with the line-up, saying: ‘They are standout talents of their generation and will provide a remarkable conclusion to what we all hope will be an incredible evening.’

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