Gilded Balloon Serves A Double Helping Of Stand-Up

Jimmy McGhie comedy

Catch Jimmy McGhie, the warm and welcoming, fun and freewheeling London comic, in Glasgow and Edinburgh this weekend before his month long Edinburgh Fringe residency and another brand new sell out show. 

He will be headlining both Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate (Friday 5 June) and Gilded Balloon Comedy at The Studio (Saturday 6 June) and will have audiences at both ends of the M8 laughing hard.

Jimmy McGhie is a charming, bright-eyed and relaxed Londoner, blessed with an instantly likeable demeanour – painfully brilliant, pathologically charming and frequently deluded.  His top class comedy, full of controlled and focused energy and self-deprecating charisma, as he works fluidly to establish excellent rapport with his audience, always goes down a storm.  The cheeky allure of his stage presence combined with a solid, bubbly and hilarious set is guaranteed to deliver cracking laugh rate in both cities.

“see him now before you have to queue around The O2″ – The Scotsman

Jimmy will be joined on stage by two talented comedians, Andrea Hubert and John Gavin.

John Gavin, a Hamilton father of three daughters, started off his comedy career in 2008 after his wife entered him for a stand up competition without his knowledge. A year on from this John went on to win Scottish Comedian of the Year. He offers hilarious tales of his domestic strife, essentially a 6ft tattooed man who has been subjected to far too much High School Musical and pink fluffy toys.  He also takes tangential arcs away from home life to tackle the various wrongs that that confuse him and keep him awake at night like foxes, men’s health and washing machines.

“His effortless likeability and unaffected charm make his conversational set all the more engaging ” – Chortle

Andrea Hubert portrays herself as an awkward loser, eking out an existence in one of London’s less salubrious districts, but her slick, fluid set is rich with inventive, sarcastic gags all hung around an intriguing personality.  She started comedy in late 2009, and within 20 gigs gained second place in a number of national competitions.

She’s since performed alongside some of the UK’s best comedians at prestigious comedy clubs all over the country, been commissioned as a writer for the BBC, and won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at the New York Television Festival in 2013, beating over 500 other entrants.

As compere for the evening 6’5” powerhouse Scott Agnew’s easy-going, laid back delivery and friendly approach to stand up will lull the Glasgow and Edinburgh audiences into a false sense of security before he spins yarns of general misadventure that will both shock and have them laughing uncontrollably.

“Relaxed and adaptable, Scott Agnew is a consummately entertaining storyteller with a devilish eye for the absurd detail. Kind of a genius” – The List

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.

The Gilded Balloon at The Studio at the Festival Theatre is a brand new comedy club for Edinburgh. It is staged in the exciting, intimate and flexible studio space, perfectly suited to stand up, and features a line-up of popular Scottish, UK and international comedy talent.

Jimmy McGhie –  A highly regarded young stand-up and comedy performer, Jimmy McGhie performs on the UK and International comedy circuits to great acclaim. Having previously supported Chris Addison and Simon Bird on tour, co-presented the Dave Gorman radio show, provided the warm-up for ITV’s Loose Women and performed the coveted stand-up slot on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News and series 3 of BBC Three’s Live at the Electric, he is the perfect little comedy package.

Andrea Hubert –

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