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Gareth Waugh

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Gareth Waugh by Trudy State 2017

Gareth Waugh

Edinburgh-based comedian and writer Gareth Waugh first set foot on stage in 2010, making an immediate splash in the entertainment industry and beind described by the BBC as “One of the fastest rising stars of the Scottish comedy circuit”.

The two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist and winner of Radio Forth’s Big Comedy Audition has appeared on numerous radio shows, including Radio 4’s The Speakeasy, The John Moloney Show, Radio 4 Xtra Stands Up and BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News, The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected and Live at the Stand. Waugh can also be seen online as a range of regular characters in the star-studded comedian cameo-laden online sketch Show “Monkey Nut Sandwich”, in the online sitcom M.U.F.F and on TV, having made an appearance on the BBC’s Scot Squad.

In 2017, he sold out his much anticipated solo Edinburgh Festival debut with a show called Honestly, a show all about lying and honesty. Sharing the stage with two microphones, Gareth split his enthralling storytelling between them with the premise that one mic must be for when he told the truth, the other only lies… the audience were left to guess which jokes were based on fact and which were fictional (for those who needed to know, they could see him in the bar after the show for the correct answer). Honestly defied its afternoon slot, receiving rave reviews and even selling out the extra shows added to meet audience demand.

On the strength of this debut, he was offered a four-week east-coast Australian tour in 2018, where he sold out his solo shows at Sydney’s Factory Theatre.

2018 will see the world premiere of his sequel to Honestly with Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy…!, described as being all about the Law Of The Playground, Gareth encountering travelling companions from Hell and accidentally fulfilling his teenage bucket list (excluding the failed rap career).

Other live work includes most of the major UK clubs and Gareth has also toured with artists including Kathryn Ryan, Iain Stirling, Jamali Maddix, Tom Stade, and Daniel Sloss.


Press Quotes

Very funny… impressive comic chops… an engaging, friendly onstage manner
– Beyond the Joke

Tightly honed, self-mocking… nicely crafted lines… bigger things likely await.
– Chortle

Smart, witty… very funny! – Scotsman

Loads and load of laughs… Potential to be a major player in Scottish if not World comedy
✶✶✶✶ One4Review

Plenty laughs… an early afternoon treat – The List

This is proper stand up… Excellent… my highlight of the evening
– Broadway Baby

Soon to be a big name– Skinny

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Gareth Waugh by Trudy Stade

Gareth Waugh

Gareth Waugh by Trudy State 2017

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