John Gavin at the 2009 Scottish Comedian Of The Year final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Relative newcomer John Gavin’s great strength is that he has a clear sense of identity. A father of three girls, his set is almost entirely about his domestic situation, which he describes with warmth and wit, whether it be the compulsory Mamma Mia sessions or his six-year-old gaily singing pop hits with entirely inappropriate lyrics.

You can easily envisage him writing regular scenes about his family in an upmarket newspaper’s lifestyle section, though his tales have a little more edge than the norm. His effortless likeability and unaffected charm make his conversational set all the more engaging, and although he’s only been performing comedy for little over a year, he has all the makings of a class act – not to mention the title Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2009.

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

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