FRINGE REVIEW – Kevin Bridges, Assembly George Street


Until 30th August, times vary and new dates continually added

@ Assembly George Street

We have followed Kevin through out his comedy career, from his gigs at The Stand and Leith Festival to his sell-out Fringe show last year.  In his own words, Kevin has come a long way in a short time to play to full houses in a room with “chandeliers on the ceiling”.

Kevin opens with general chit-chat to a handful of audience members, which he does with ease before taking us back to his youth with stories about ’empty’ house parties and his time as a TK Maxx assistant.  Kevin acknowledges his young years and his right to reminisce, but the audience roar with laughter as he imitates an American Spring Break party and compares it to one from his childhood.

His Glaswegian accent and expressions may get lost on non-Scots at times, but the audience last night was made up solely of UK residents,  delighted to have snapped up a ticket.  Heckles are handled well and he tells one lady: “I’m kinda busy the noo” when she randomly asks what part of Glasgow he is from during the show.

There is no specific theme or message that he’s trying to get across, but everyone left laughing and a feel-good factor after a trip down Scottish memory lane.

His run is sold out, but extra dates are being squeezed in, so keep an eye on the Assembly website.