KEVIN BRIDGES NEWS
Dear Stranger, a collection of letters from a range of authors to an imagined stranger on the theme of hope and happiness is on sale from today - in aid of Mind.
The collection, published by Mind charity partner Penguin Random House, sees authors including Richard Branson, Kevin Bridges, Arianna Huffington, Matt Haig, Caitlin Moran and Marian Keyes offer their innermost thoughts on what happiness means to them.
All profits are donated to Mind.
The Sunday Times Bestseller We Need To Talk About… by Kevin Bridges paperback edition is on sale now.
Discover the hilarious life-story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians.
Scotland's 'young comedy prodigy' (The Guardian), has followed a meteoric path, from his first five-minute set in The Stand comedy club in Glasgow to selling out the SECC to a record-breaking 100,000 fans. He was born in Clydebank, and still lives in Glasgow. Now, at the tender age of just twenty-seven, Kevin puts pen to paper to tell his story so far in his brilliant memoir.
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From the shy boy who got cake-bombed by the local hoodlums, to selling out 10,000 seats in one night, this brilliantly funny memoir is packed with scrapes, pranks and side-splitting anecdotes.
Kevin began life as a quiet, nerve-ridden school boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Instead, aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.
Kevin treats us to a blend of his trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners and laugh-out-loud humour, reflecting on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he's taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time.
Kevin says, 'At twenty-seven, it's about time I told my life story and I'm honoured the good people at Penguin thought the same. I'm taking a year out from stand up so it'll be great to go back to the very beginning of my life and everything that's happened from there until now.'
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges will host three BBC One TV specials during 2014 to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Scottish Referendum.
Live At The Commonwealth will see Kevin take to the stage at the legendary Theatre Royal in Glasgow to host a very special live stand-up show to celebrate this summer’s games in Glasgow.
KEVIN BRIDGES PRESENTS BILLY CONNOLLY’S OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TELEVISION AND FILM SCOTTISH BAFTA
Kevin Bridges was delighted to present Billy Connolly with the Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film Scottish BAFTA last night at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow.
Kevin Bridges has been nominated for two Scottish BAFTA Awards for his critically acclaimed debut BBC One series Kevin Bridges – What’s The Story?, produced by Open Mike Scotland. The two categories are Best Entertainment Programme and Best Writer for the awards to be held on Sunday 18th November in Glasgow.
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Despite having not set foot in a comedy club before his first open mic spot in 2004, Kevin’s natural gift for comedy ensured he quickly became a regular at major comedy clubs up and down the country including The Comedy Store, The Stand, The Glee Club, and Jongleurs.
2005 saw Kevin reach the finals of every New Act competition, most notably Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny?
In 2006 Kevin performed his first full length solo show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, to a sold out audience and much critical acclaim. Moving into bigger venues every year, Kevin continued to sell out his hometown festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
As well as having a strong hometown following, Kevin has taken his style of observational, cutting edge comedy all over the globe. He has performed throughout Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, USA and Canada along with tours of the Far East and Middle East.
Kevin appeared on The World Stands Up and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) which led to his first big TV break as a guest on the first series of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow on BBC1, which aired to over five million viewers. It led to Kevin being the fastest act to sell out all twenty-eight nights of his 2009 Edinburgh Festival run and adding a staggering fifteen extra shows, which also sold out! A favourite with the punters but also the critics, Kevin received fivestar reviews and a nomination for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer.
Kevin’s astonishing rise to success continued in 2010 – he recorded his debut DVD at a sold out Glasgow SECC arena in front of 10,000 fans, became a regular on hit new comedy show Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), headlined the first episode in the second series of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and also hosted an episode of the forthcoming sixth series of Live At The Apollo (BBC1).
After selling out his first ever solo tour this Spring and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010 to packed out crowds at the prestigious Assembly Rooms, Kevin added countless extra shows to meet demand.
Kevin’s debut DVD, released on Monday 22nd November, is called The Story So Far… (Universal Pictures UK).
‘… gravelly deadpan manner that makes him seem wise beyond his years’ – The Guardian