Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A CLYDEBANK comedian is making a name for himself after coming out of the closet to his friends regarding his job as a performing funny man. 

Kevin Bridges, 21, has been doing stand-up since he was 17 and has travelled far and wide to deliver his show, including a spell in Canada. 

But the modest Hardgate joker has only recently told his pals what he does for a living. 

He said: “None of my friends knew that I was doing comedy. 

“I hate talking about it as I do not want to come across as arrogant.” 

Kevin, a former pupil of St Columba’s High school, is taking to the stage at The Stand comedy club next month to deliver his observational comedy show as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival. 

He said: “This is my third appearance at the festival and even I don’t know what to expect this time around. 

“My shows are not really themed, it’s just all observational funny stuff.” 

Kevin was inspired to go on stage after reading fellow comedian Frank Skinner’s autobiography and he quickly set about looking for open mic nights in the area. 

And his family has been very supportive as he embarks on his career.