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Article by Edward Whelan | 05 Jun 2009
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One of the highlights of the festival has to be the chance to see this new young comic before he is grabbed by fame and the ticket prices go through the roof. Kevin Bridges has only been on the comedy circuit for a few years, taking his first steps at only seventeen, but he has already built an impressive CV, reaching the finals of 2005’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ contest and supporting Chewin’ the Fat star Karen Dunbar to a sold out crowd. The press are already jumping all over his precocious talent, calling him the next descendant in the line of great Scottish comedians after Billy Connolly and Frankie Boyle. Well, maybe it is a little too early to tell, but certainly he is a born stand-up with a natural, casual style who knows when to throw away a line if the joke is better for it. Born and raised in Glasgow, he draws on stories from his home town and a life growing up there to build a show of great humour and honesty. Already a regular headliner at The Stand, and fresh from London’s grandfather of comedy clubs, The Comedy Store, Kevin Bridges is sure to make the closing night of the Festival a great one.

Read what we thought of Kevin Bridges in our review.