Teddy at the 2009 Scottish Comedian Of The Year final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Teddy, making his third appearance in this competition, started very strongly, with freshly-minted topical gags about baggage-handler-turned-hero John Smeaton running for Parliament and the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. But he soon ran out of steam, with less immediate quips about Osama Bin Laden, Prince Harry’s supposed racism and parentage and the BNP which, worryingly led to him getting a better laugh for telling a racist joke than he did for mocking it.

He boldly had a crack at Glaswegian sectarianism, too, though the results didn’t match the ambition. Sean Connery’s status as a millionaire tax exile spouting off about how Scotland should be run was a much easier target, which he hit squarely. Teddy’s an amiable performer with some sharp ideas, and even though he seemed underpowered tonight, he landed joint second place.

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

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