Preview: Gilded Balloon Comedy at The Studio

Justin Moorhouse. Pic: Comp
Justin Moorhouse. Pic: Comp
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THE Gilded Balloon’s successful monthly comedy night at the Festival Theatre’s Studio space continues tomorrow with another bill of top comedians spear-headed by Justin Moorhouse, doing what he does best, no frills big-hearted stand-up.

With his exuberant, larger than life personality and cheeky northern charm, Moorhouse headlines with compelling rants and observational musings about everyday life.

The “vegetarian comedian”, actor, writer and radio presenter whose TV credits include Young Kenny in Peter Kay’s award-winning Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy’s Road To No-Where, Shameless, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, also won Celebrity Mastermind in 2011, with Les Dawson as his specialist subject.

At the Festival Studio, Moorhouse will be joined by Irishman Michael Redmond, most famous for his character Father Stone, one of the most memorable and ill fated creations of Channel 4’s classic comedy Father Ted.

With his shock of white hair, droopy black moustache and a face that the phrase hangdog expression was invented for, Redmond is a true master of the deadpan comedy.

Also on the bill are Scott Gibson, who burst onto the comedy scene in 2010. A storyteller at heart, Gibson mixes a conversational style with his own unique brand of dark humour.

Keeping the boys in check and making sure everyone has a great time will be compere Katie Mulgrew, daughter of 80’s comedian Jimmy Cricket.

Gilded Balloon Comedy at The Studio, Festival Theatre, Potterrow, tomorrow, 8pm, £12.50, 0131-529 6000