It looked like Gus Tawse was destined for a life in showbiz as early as 1989, when he won Kirkhill Primary School's primary seven talent contest, doing impressions of such star names as Saint & Greavsie, Alan Wicker and the Grandad from Bread. Unfortunately, he was soon to find that the road to stardom was not an easy one to take - a combination of his voice breaking and having to be in bed by 10 o'clock making it extremely difficult to get gigs.
Fast forward 17 years and the impressions have been replaced by sharp, incisive one-liners as Gus looks to once again set foot on that road. Described as the 'deadpan master of mirth' on account of his often straight-faced delivery, the Aberdeen-based comic excels in well written, carefully crafted gags that have you hanging on the edge of your seat for his entire set. And a love for writing topical news jokes coupled with a wealth of material mean that whether he's doing a ten-minute open spot or headlining a small gig, no two sets are ever the same. He has also turned his hand to compering gigs recently and has shown a contempt for hecklers which he normally reserves for amateur football referees!
Gus is also a matchday football reporter and has covered matches for the Evening Express, Sunday Mail and Scottish TV.