Bruce Devlin burst onto the Scottish comedy scene in Ocotber 2000 when he stole the show at a stand-up comedy course graduation showcase where he was described as ‘a natural performer and in total control of the audience’ , Evening News.
Since then this original and outgoing performer has graced many stages with his magnetic presence, as well as appearing as a regular contributor on radio. Since 2001 he has been performing to a growing fan base in Central Scotland as well as notching up an impressive number of Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows.
Bruce is a seasoned presenter of live shows and this May took on the Paxman role in the critically acclaimed Stand production Laugh, I Nearly Voted, examining the upcoming Scottish parliamentary elections. Each show culminated in an interview with an MSP which Bruce handled with exuberant aplomb. In 2006 Bruce presented his own daily chat show Devlin’s Daily interviewing the best of the Fringe including Barry Cryer, Robin Ince and Karen Dunbar. The show returns to lunchtimes this year with guests to include Faith Brown, Jim Bowen, Rhona Cameron and Guy Pratt. In 2007 he was the compere for Channel 4’s Gags to Go live shows across Scotland.
Bruce took his presenting skills to the airwaves with his own radio show every Sunday throughout the 2007 Edinburgh Festival on Talk 107fm. He is also a frequent contributor to MacAulay &Co. (BBC Radio Scotland), Karen’s Summer Supplement with Karen Dunbar (BBC Radio Scotland, 2006), Gerard Kelly’s Summertime Thing (BBC Summer Supplement (BBC Radio Scotland, 2007).
Bruce is currently working on a satirical pilot radio show with a political bias with top production company the Comedy Unit (Legit, Tank Commander, Still Game) and is fresh from appearing in this year’s Motherwell Civic Threatre Pantomime as an Ugly Sister where he performed to high acclaim ('Bruce Devlin and John Hannibal as the Ugly Sisters gave superb performances' Glasgow Evening Times).