Bruce Morton

Scotland’s acclaimed comic, storyteller and social commentator was a founder of the Funny Farm Comedy Collective which, in 1989, helped kick-start the Scottish stand-up scene. UK attention soon followed for Bruce, with appearances on C4’s ‘Halfway to Paradise’ in 1990, and he began writing and performing his own C4 shows, ‘Shoe Fetishist’s Guide’ and the series ‘Sin with Bruce Morton’. Milestones along the way include a Perrier Nomination at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two UK tours and a critically acclaimed one-man show 'Blood Below the Window', premiered at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 1998, toured the following year and which prompted The Independent to comment, “Bruce Morton is not so much re-writing the rule book as throwing it away”. The show was subsequently adapted as a BBC Radio 4 afternoon drama. A master of the anecdote, the short gag and the shaggy dog tale, Bruce is a popular headline act at comedy clubs across the country and is a regular showstopper at the Stand Comedy Club. Most recently Bruce played Ian Duncan on the BBC show ‘Still Game’.

Performing and presenting television credits include:

BBC - Rab C Nesbitt, Saturday Night Clyde, Paramount City, Blood Tied and Colour Blind, Edinburgh Nights, TV6, The Late Show, The Live Floor Show & Still Game.

C4 - Catholics and Sex, Halfway To Paradise, The Shoe Fetishist’s, Guide to Bruce Morton, Sin with Bruce Morton & Amsterdam by Night.

C5 - Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment, The Jack Docherty Show & Wowfabgroovy.

STV - The Funny Farm, Trial by Night, NB, A Game of Two Halves & Scottish Legends.

“Gesture and commentary of the highest class”
The Observer

"Quite simply one of the best and most genuine humourists on the Scottish scene”
The Express

"Supremely talented and imaginative"
Time Out

"He can tell a story as entertainingly as Billy Connolly, but the sting in its tail is in a class of its own"
The Times

"Devastatingly funny...wry and poignant”
The Scotsman