Sep 30, Playhouse, Edinburgh; then touring
Kevin Bridges may be dependably entertaining but he’s never dull, complacent or even easy. Likeable and relatable, he’s got the observational smarts to be winning on prime time TV, but his sideways perspectives on everything from male friendship to politics means he stays fresh and relevant.
Returning to the circuit after his third, 180-date tour left him down and spent, there is a part of Bridges which nevertheless thrives on the nerves and excitement of the live experience. He might appear casual, he may seem at ease, but don’t doubt that he’s still a performer with bags of ambition and a veracious need to be always crafting and improving his work.
Taking this fresh show Brand New on tour after performing earlier this year for Barack Obama – another with good comic timing – Bridges play Edinburgh’s Playhouse tonight before kicking off his run of 19 dates at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on October 4. After dates in Ireland, England and Wales, he returns to Scotland for four shows at Aberdeen’s BHGE Arena in mid December.
There are still a few tickets for December 17 and 18 if you are looking for an early Christmas present for one of the few people in Scotland yet to see him live.
Glasgow comic Kevin Bridges returns with Brand New, his biggest tour to date which includes 19 nights at the 13,000-capacity Hydro in Glasgow