Media Release: Gary Delaney, the master of the deadpan one-liner, to headline in a brewery


THE unremittingly vicious comic, Gary Delaney, is bringing his razor-sharp one-liners to Glasgow on Friday 17 July when he headlines Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate.

This grand master of the comedy circuit has a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns in his armoury.

As well as being a Mock The Week regular, Gary Delaney is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. His hugely impressive collection of exquisitely-crafted quickfire gags will leave the west of Scotland audience struggling to remember them all.

The gangly and good-natured funny man, Chris Forbes, and the Perthshire sheep and beef farmer-turned-talented comedian, Jim Smith, will join Gary Delaney in the Dyrgate line-up.

Glasgow-based comedian Scott Agnew, a born storyteller who could make a shopping list entertaining, will host the evening’s entertainment.

Chris Forbes is a critically-acclaimed Scottish stand-up comedian, actor and writer. His conversational, laid back and playful style gives him a likeable onstage persona and his acting background (coupled with his 6’2” stature) helps him to command the stage.

He may well take to ranting bitterly about the youth of today, the difficulties he faces in finding a comfortable pair of size 13 shoes and the pressures he faces to settle down, get married and have kids. Chris supported Kevin Bridges on his 2012 UK tour.

…the likeable and confident comic’s relatable and affable banter has the crowd onside from the get-go.”

It’s town-meets-country for Jim Smith, a 2014 finalist in The Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny competition. Using a varied range of characters, regional accents and impressions, with the occasional sheep-based pun, he tells tales of living and farming in rural Scotland and gives the audience an insight on how this north country boy sees the outside world.

An interesting and funny addition to the comedy circuit.” – Chortle

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 audience into a false sense of security before he spins yarns of general misadventure, mixing tales of nightlife, etc that will both shock and have them laughing uncontrollably.

In recent years, Scott has taken the Scottish comedy scene by the scruff of the neck proving that gay comedy doesn’t have to be camp to be funny.

A cross between a Roman Coliseum and the X Factor.” – The Scotsman.

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.

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Gary Delaney has also appeared on Dave’s ‘One Night Stand’, Comedy Central’s ‘The Comedy Store’ and ‘Comedy Blue’, and on Channel 4’s ‘Robert’s Web’. He has written for many TV programmes including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, 10 O’Clock Live, A League of Their Own and Stand Up for the Week.

Box Office details:

Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate

Compere – Scott Agnew, Chris Forbes, Jim Smith, Headline – Gary Delaney

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

Dates: Friday 17 July 2015

Time: 20:00 – 22:00 (doors open 19:30)

Tickets: £12.50 / £11.50 conc / £10 groups of six-plus

* Pre and post-show dinner offer – 15 per cent 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

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