Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue
Reginald D Hunter
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Roy Chubby Brown
Ruth E Cockburn
Hilarity Bites New Act of the year heat
Darlington, June 2009.
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|Ray Bradshaw - Chortle Student Comedy Award 2009|
Finalist in Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2009 and 2010
Ray Bradshaw at the 2009 Scottish Comedian Of The Year final
Ray Bradshaw was the newest kid on the block, but had some of the most quotable gags of the night, once he got past all the generic material about being ginger. He’s essentially a one-line merchant, even if the jokes are couched in sometimes unnecessary banter.
About a third of those included in this ten-minute set are excellent, especially in such bad-taste territory as domestic violence, which he cheekily berates us for enjoying, while his wilful misreading of newspaper headlines also provides sharp, offbeat quips.
He has his share of clunky, well-flagged payoffs, too, but there’s heaps of potential here once he develops more confidence in his material. And there’s lots to be confident about.
|Date of live review: Monday 28th Sep, '09|
Review by Steve Bennett
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Saw him last week, all his jokes I've read on the internet on such sites as Sickipedia.
He was class at our uni the other night. We liked him a lot
Yep. I agree with Chris Bannister. I've already read most of 'his' jokes via jokes sites and forums on the web. No originality. Rather disappointing. The audience seem to lap it up, on the other hand, mainly becuase they're unaware.
An absolute natural on stage. seen him compere a couple of times and looked very much at ease. Also saw him in the SCOTY final where he held his own despite strong competition
One of the most promising comperes i have seen recently. Takes control of the room and seems to be a natural when on stage. Saw him in the Scottish Comedian of the year final where he was awesome!
Ray Bradshaw has a good personality and charm on stage. Unfortunately every single one of his jokes are from internet sites or round robin text messages. How he keeps being described as a great writer is quite unbelievable. I have seen him three times and never heard one original joke. Why no one seems to notice this is beyond me. Especially when there were such dismal reviews for others in same Manchester competition who do actually write their own jokes.
I like this lad. There's plenty to enjoy, and there's actually jokes! Yes, I know that seems necessary but you'd be surprised how often newcomers in stand-up comedy rely on personality.
He is very good. With some very good lines.