Perthshire’s home grown comedy hero Bruce Fummey previews his Fringe show at Crieff Comedy Festival

Perthshire stand-up star Bruce Fummey gives local audiences a sneak peak of his Edinburgh Fringe show – intriguingly titled ‘Have You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn’t Your Fault?’ – at the very first Crieff Comedy Festival later this month.

 

The 53-year-old Blackford-based funnyman will be venting on the accidents, mishaps, frustrations and disappointments that affect life once you hit middle age in his much anticipated new show at Crieff Golf Club on Friday, July 27.

“I just hope there are no under-30s coming. They won’t understand a word!” he joked.

The former Scottish Comedian of the Year was born and brought up in Perth before heading off to Paisley to complete a degree in physics. He swapped teaching for careers in computer training and finance, before resuming his teaching job 14 years later.

“’It’s incredible, I went back to my old job after 14 years and nobody noticed I’d gone … although the children’s grades improved,” he quipped.

Son of a Scottish mother and Ghanaian father, Bruce has thrived in a public speaking and stand-up comedy environment from an early age delighting audiences of Perth Speaker’s Club, where he is a past President, and through which he has won many awards, including winning UK speaker of the year.

Other accolades include winning Wag of the Year at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow, helping to raise £31,000 for charity and in 2014 he was named the Scottish Comedian of the Year.

His first one man show ‘Where are you Really From?’ at the 2005 Glasgow comedy festival was followed by his first appearance at the Edinburgh festival in 2005, with a stand-up comedy show about physics called ‘The Greek, the Apple and the Time Machine’. That was followed by shows ‘About Tam O’Shanter’, ‘About the Jacobites’, ‘About Robert the Bruce’, ‘About the Scots’, ‘Gaelic in the Afternoon’, and some others that weren’t about Scottish stuff.

His successful stand-up comedy and public speaking career has earned him a reputation for creating laughter throughout the world, entertaining audiences from Stornoway to Adelaide.

However, Bruce is thrilled to be performing closer to home.

He said: “How can you not be excited about a night in Crieff? As a Blackford boy this is my nearest metropolis. Just a shame Scorpios nightclub is shut down.”

Bruce says the best part of being a stand-up comic is “getting a standing ovation from a delighted crowd.”

And the worst?

“The commute to gigs in Australia,” he laughed.

Tickets for Bruce Fummey’s Fringe Preview Show on Friday, July 27, 7.30-8.30pm at Crieff Golf Club, are available via the website www.beforethefringe.com

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