Best of the Fest: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2009
Always Be Comedy: The Exhibit, Balham, 2017
Always Be Comedy (2 shows): The Tommyfield, Kennington, London, 2017
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub. Kennington, London, 2020
I have seen Scotland’s Kevin Bridges perform comedy on several occasions. Every time Bridges was great value and an instant hit with the audiences.
Bridges had loads of endearing charm on stage and easily created waves of laughter. He is a captivating storyteller and his delivery is interspersed with cutting mockery and forceful expressions. His casual, easy-going approach to the material always reassured the audiences.
When I saw him at an Always Be Comedy show in 2017, he asked if anyone was in the crowd from Scotland. From my front row seat, I said ‘Nearly.’ He said ‘What?’ I again said ‘Nearly – I’m from Carlisle’ (audience laughter). He then replied with ‘Carlisle. I don’t know anything about Carlisle other than it’s a place to drop your kids off for a pee on the way to Scotland!’ He grinned and me as I burst out laughing and got on with his set.
Bridges performed a work-in-progress set for his new year tour at Always Be Comedy in March 2019. He confidently strolled onto the stage with a wide grin and began playfully bantering with the audience. His working-class roots featured heavily in his set making comparisons from his childhood compared to the present. He was extremely warm and endearing and this very friendly comic was a big hit with the crowd.
Bridges returned to Always Be Comedy as a special guest for the first live show since lock down in August 2020. He was an absolute joy to listen to as he effortlessly entertained the socially distanced audience.
Bridges has become Scotland’s biggest comedy export over the last few years and continues to be a very funny and popular comedian.