Mark Nelson set to have you rolling in the aisles, as Theatre Royal hosts comedy night

By lee medd

As you know I love a laugh, and there will be loads of those on Saturday March 26th 2016 as Baahd Ass Comedy bring a night of entertainment to the Theatre Royal.

Two of the three acts have been announced, MC Scott Gibson has played Dumfries twice in the past year as part of Raw Guffaw at the Room and as part of Des Clarke’s “The trouble with being Des” tour last year as part of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.

While the other name is the award winning local lad, the star of BBC Radio Scotland’s “Mark Nelson’s Guide to Marriage”, regular on “Breaking the News” and the writer and co-star of BBC Scotland’s Commonwealth comedy show “Don’t drop the baton”… Mark Nelson returns home for a rare Dumfries show.

Mark Nelson CropMark Nelson

Since winning the inaugural Scottish Comedian of the Year Award in 2006, barely a year after his first-ever open-spot, Mark Nelson’s mix of dark humour, cutting observations and superb one-liners have seen him firmly established as one of the UK’s biggest-hitting comedy powerhouses.

With likeable manner on stage belying some of the stronger content, Nelson often has audiences laughing at things they know they really shouldn’t be laughing at. A degree in Politics supports his brilliantly topical writing and, although his stand-up is certainly not for the easily offended, the material is intelligent, well-conceived and beautifully crafted, all supported by a very confident delivery.

Scott G (2)MC Scott Gibson

Glasgow born and bred, Gibson smashed onto the stand-up scene in November 2010, quickly establishing himself on the circuit.

A storyteller at heart, Gibson mixes a conversational style with his own unique brand of dark humour. Confidently leading his audience down a path, few dare to tread. This ability to push boundaries and control any room he plays has found Scott in high demand.

Nominated for a Scottish Variety Award in 2014, along with a residency as Dead Sheep Comedy’s MC. With Scott leading the Dead Sheep charge, they would go on to win “Best Small Comedy Club” in Scotland at the 2015 Chortle Awards. This success continued with a place on the prestigious AAA showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

Scott’s natural talent has seen him being hand-picked to support some of the UK’s top comedians. These include Frankie Boyle, Tom Stade, Des Clarke, Gary Little, Kevin Bridges and Daniel Sloss to name a few.

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