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Merchant City Comedy featuring Stephen Buchanan

Enjoy live stand up comedy with Scotland's best professional comedians and up and coming acts at Merchant City Comedy!

Merchant City Comedy featuring Stephen Buchanan

About Merchant City Comedy featuring Stephen Buchanan

Opening the show on 5th May, we have ELAINE MALCOLMSON who is known for her deliciously dry humour and original take on everything from current affairs to colouring in.

A Scottish Variety Award nominee and Scottish Comedy Award winner, Elaine’s TV and radio work includes BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News and whatever combination of these you think is most impressive: Good Morning Scotland, A Funny Kind of Life and Death (they’re both BBC Radio Scotland) Radio 4 Extra Stands Up, BBC 2’s What Women Want, BBC NI’s The Blame Game.

She has gigged across the UK, performing at the Big Tickle Comedy Festival in Derry, Merchant City Festival in Glasgow, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glasgow International Comedy Festival; she made her international comedy debut at New York Comedy Festival in 2012. Elaine has written for and performed in various sketch groups including the Stockholm Syndrome and Alchemy. She has also been known to act and recently stared as Penny in BBC One Northern Ireland’s, RTS award wining, Soft Border Patrol.

“bone-dry and talented…exquisite material” Edinburgh Evening News

“full of comedy life” Skinny

“a downbeat delight” List

“a terrific and unique stage persona” Broadway Baby

Headlining 4th April, we have host of the Some Laugh podcast, BBC New Comedy Award Winner and Scottish Comedian of the Year STEPHEN BUCHANAN.

Stephen has appeared on Comedy Central Live, Scot Squad (BBC1), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Queen Of The New Year (BBC Scotland), Breaking The News (BBC Radio Scotland), You’re Part of the Problem (BBC R4), DIY Pundit (BT Sport), and is a regular face on Sparks (Channel 4). His series Cooking in a Crisis (BBC Scotland) was a highlight of the lockdown, as well as his sketches on Tiktok and Instagram which have over a million likes.

His 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Show, ‘Charicature’, sold out the entire run including additional shows and received **** from Broadway World and Entertainment Now.

In 2021, Stephen recorded his debut BBC Radio 4 stand-up special entitled 'Talking Shop'.

"Skillful, personal and pitch perfect stand-up" The Wee Review

"The punchlines come thick and fast" The Skinny

"An absolute joy from start to finish" The Sunday Post

"A great talent" One4Review

Stephen is also establishing himself as a promising writer with credits from Only An Excuse (BBC 1), Scot Squad (BBC 1), Breaking the News (BBC Radio Scotland), Sparks (Channel 4) and Short Stuff (BBC Scotland).

with resident compere PADDY LINTON and more TBA

£8/£10 OTD

£5 Students & Hospitality Staff

Doors 7pm/show 7.30pm

*lineups are subject to change*

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