Des right at home with Town Hall gig

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

Des.

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.

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