Kevin Day: Standy Uppy: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2014
Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe: Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh, 2015
Kevin Day: Hairline: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2015
Barry Cryer’s 80th Birthday Roast: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2015
Always Be Comedy Online in aid of The Lily Foundation: Online: 2021
Kevin Day is a British stand-up comedian, writer and sports presenter. He was at the forefront of the emerging comedy stand-up scene in the late eighties and early nineties. In 2014 after more than a decade’s absence, he returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with his show Standy Uppy.
In the show, Day tackled wide-ranging subjects from high-profile court cases and the state of the National Health Service to hang over cures and ghost stories. When I watched him perform at the Gilded Balloon, Day was at the top of his game confidently and dryly describing each routine in a mocking and satirical way. A delicious line in black comedy runs all the way through the show.
A year later he was back at the Festival with Hairline. This time he talked about recent losses of varying degrees and types in his life in the attempt to make the audience laugh. The show was met with a great deal of enjoyment by the crowd.
In his tribute at Barry Cryer’s 80th Birthday Roast in 2015, he was cutting and humorous without being cruel.
For his first online gig, Day made a special guest appearance for Always Be Comedy Online in aid of The Lily Foundation that I watched in February 2021. The Lily Foundation helps to improves the lives of people with mitochondrial disease. Day had a superb delivery of sharp, witty material based on everyday life and was a joy to watch.
Day is a master stand-up comedian and a very funny man.