Des right at home with Town Hall gig
Funnyman Des Clarke returns to Rutherglen this weekend for a homecoming gig.
The King’s Park comic will appear at the Town Hall on Saturday ( October 3), performing his newest show, The Trouble With
It originally premiered at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, and looks at how he is at a crossroads in his life.
He’s got some things to get off his chest before he moves on, though, and this time it’s personal.
The past few years have seen the former Holyrood pupil host the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, continue his stint on the Capital Radio Breakfast show and appear every year in the popular King’s Theatre pantomime.
He’ll be back on panto duties this year, after his current standup tour winds down.
Last year he spoke to the Reformer about growing up in King’s Park and being a class clown.
He said: “Going to Holyrood was great, and that’s where my dreams were made and I started to think about showbiz.
“There was the school talent show and doing daft impressions of teachers. That’s where I got the idea that led to me doing open mic nights, so everything was really formed in King’s Park, just having a laugh with my mates, and it’s all led to here.”
Ti c k e t s a re £ 14/£ 12 concessions and can be bought from the Town Hall in person or by calling 0141 613 5700. The show starts at 8pm. It contains language that may offend.