Ray Bradshaw at the 2009 Scottish Comedian Of The Year final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

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.

Review date: 28 Sep 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: Glasgow City Halls and Old Fruitmarket

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