A village of culture and heritage at the heart of the Semple Heritage Trail
March 13th - 25th
The Friendly Festival
Award-winning comedian Scott Gibson is back on the road with his eagerly anticipated third solo hour, Anywhere But Here.
Scott was just 16 when he first tasted freedom from the shackles of parental control. Only a wee thing, he was accompanied by an army of seven fearless school friends as they left the rural idylls of Renfrewshire behind them, setting course for a voyage of discovery.
Their destination? Kavos, of course. Where else?
Delivered in his breathlessly inimitable style, Gibson takes you on an epic odyssey that charts the bullheaded adventures and choppy waters of youth. A reflective and blisteringly funny treatise on the escapism and hedonism that travel promises, this is a story about friendship, love, pool parties, travel insurance, pushing your limits, plunging headfirst into the deep and the Greek third-choice goalie.
In recent years, Scott has successfully established himself as one of the best Scottish comedians of his generation, a title that was cemented when he received the Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ Best Newcomer trophy at the 2016 Fringe. He is also known as resident MC for BBC Introduces in Scotland, as host of The Hashtag Show, and for supporting some of the biggest names in comedy on their national tours, from Des Clarke and Daniel Sloss, to Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle, who describes Scott as a “natural, gifted, and unapologetic storyteller”.
Scott and comedian Richard Gadd made history at the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Awards when they became the first Scottish winners to scoop both of the main prizes – Best Newcomer and Best Show – in the same year.
“A big, bold, belter… riotously funny… his storytelling skills are undoubtedly degree-level standard” ****The Herald
“The most I’ve laughed this week is in Gibson’s snortingly hilarious hour…a huge number of laughs from beginning to end” ****Chortle
“Irvine Welsh meets Billy Connolly” ****Evening Standard
“You’ll be left howling throughout his set…this guy has no shortage of talent… gut-bustingly funny” ****Broadway Baby
“You need to remember his name because he’s going to be big… an absolute pick of the Fringe” ****The Mirror