Had a blast this weekend. Lovely gigs, lovely people running them and probably the best accommodation on the circuit.
Scottish Comedian Rosco McClelland is riding high on the current Scottish comedy revival; he's one of its brightest stars, with bags of potential and professional accolades to prove he is something very special.
Twice nominated Best Newcomer at the Scottish Comedy Awards, and winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2016, his endearing onstage presence has impressed judges and audiences alike. Rosco's naturally humorous delivery and surreal observations ensure a remarkable performance, everytime.
Rosco was chosen as one of Chortle’s ‘Comedians to Watch' back in 2017, for his unique comedic voice, and hard working attitude. He is frequently compared to fellow Glaswegian Billy Connolly, due to his fragmented story teller style, and ofcourse, his compelling rhythmic melodic voice.
His offbeat musings and exaggerated visual imagery feel natural and not forced, as they come from an act with one foot very much planted in the real world, and he never fails to leave audiences wanting more.
In his successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe show in 2017, Rosco delved deep to find out what makes him tick, using psychedelic storytelling to traverse through a life-changing event. ‘How I Got Over’ was based on his brush with death as a teenager, and discovery of a life threatening heart condition. His blasé outlook on mortality makes for some deliciously dark comedy, while his wandering mind concocts strange and surreal tangents and observations, which were the highlights of the show.
There are unquestionable shades of Billy Connolly to his style.. a worthy aspiration. His main story is a cracker.. with a sense of jeopardy, it's a yarn that really suckers you in and there's an exquisite payoff" – Chortle