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Rob Deering, ‘The Finest Comedy Double Act’, to headline at Drygate Brewery

Rob Deering, Micky Bartlett, Catherine Bohart with compere, Ray Bradshaw – Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate – Friday 7 April 2017


Rob Deering, the UK’s foremost guitar-wielding, loop-layering stand-up comedian, will headline Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate, when it returns on Friday 7 April 2017 after a very busy Glasgow International Comedy Festival.


Joining him on the brewery stage will be Micky Bartlett, one of the funniest and fastest rising stars on the live stand-up circuit, and fellow Irish comedian, Catherine Bohart, a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women in 2016. Ray Bradshaw, one of the funniest and most dependable acts on the UK comedy scene, will compere the evening of mirth and music driven entertainment, keeping both comedians and audience in check.


With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob Deering has established himself as a firm favourite on the nationwide comedy scene.   Some even say that Rob Deering and his guitar are ‘the finest double act working in Britain today’.


“Ingenious and hilarious” – The Guardian


Widely hailed as one of the funniest and fastest rising stars on the live stand-up circuit, Northern Irish comedian Micky Bartlett (from BBC NI’s Monumental) will also be taking to the Drygate stage to entertain Glasgow with his unabashed and hilarious observations of life, the world, and the people in it.


‘One of the most consistently funny people I’ve ever worked with… In years to come, people will be talking about the time they first saw Micky Bartlett’ (Adam Hills).


Catherine Bohart is a Dublin-born comedian, writer and actor who started performing stand-up in 2015; quietly subversive manner and dry acerbic observations. Since then ’the OCD, bisexual offspring of a Catholic deacon’ has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy, with a finalist spot in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women competitions in 2016.


“Pretty much the perfect comedy package” – Bruce Dessau, Beyondthejoke


Hailing from Glasgow, Ray Bradshaw, compere for this Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate gig, is one of the funniest and most dependable acts on the Scottish comedy scene. A double Scottish Comedian of The Year Finalist, Ray has travelled the length and breadth of the country telling jokes to anyone that will listen. He’s a thoroughly engaging comedian. His utter joviality and friendliness, coupled with witty and unexpected asides and great audience interaction, make him a real ‘people pleaser’; and raucously funny with it.


“Affable Glaswegian Ray Bradshaw compered and he instantly had the busy venue in stitches” – Edinburgh Evening News


Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate brings together the very best craft beer, fearless food for the soul and strong intelligent comedy with a quality blend of up and coming comedians and the finest established comics in an intimate comedy club. Audiences can also enjoy the popular dinner and comedy packages that have the craft beer kitchen and bar – The Vintage at Drygate – take on the role of front of house hosts.




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Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate


Line Up – Friday 7 April 2017

Compere, Ray Bradshaw, with Micky Bartlett, Catherine Bohart and headliner, Rob Deering.


Venue: Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT

Date: Friday 04 November 2016

Time: 20:30 – 22:30 (doors open 20:00)

Tickets: £12.50 / £11.50 conc / £10 groups of 6+

* Pre show dinner offer – 15% off with valid ticket – must be booked in advance *

Box Office: +44 (0)141 212 8815 / or

In Person: Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT


Future Drygate Comedy line ups:

Friday 5 May

Janey Godley

Scott Agnew

Will Duggan

Jamie Dalgleish

Friday 2 June

Marcel Lucont

Jojo Sutherland

Tom Ward

Sarah Callaghan

Fri 7 July

Josh Howie

Scott Agnew

Danny O’Brien

Rosco McLelland

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