Gordon Brunton at the 2009 Scottish Comedian Of The Year final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

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if the paucity of the idea wasn’t bad enough, the airline he chose for comparison was Kenya Airways, and even he wasn’t outdated enough to try that accent … which rather defeats the object.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.

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

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