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Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam
October 11, 2018 | 19:00£12.00
THE WORLD’S FIRST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW TO BE PERFORMED IN ENGLISH AND SIGN LANGUAGE SIMULTANEOUSLY
1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss.
2 of those people are Ray’s parents.
Full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as each show will be performed by Ray simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which just so happens to be Ray’s first language.
There were only 6 BSL-interpreted Comedy shows when Ray debuted at the Fringe in 2015, and he has since made it his personal mission to make comedy more accessible for deaf people – if only to take the pressure off himself when it comes to making his parents laugh.
Having launched his comedy career in 2008, Bradshaw has quickly established himself as one of the brightest and most exciting acts on the UK comedy circuit. A two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Bradshaw had a total sell-out, smash-hit run with I Dare Ray To… in 2015, as well as two sell-out seasons at Adelaide Fringe in 2015 and 2016. In the past year alone, Ray has performed at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Singapore Fringe and the Kuala Lumpur Comedy Carnival, amongst others. Ray has numerous radio credits under his belt with BBC Scotland and Radio 4, supported Ardal O’Hanlon on his recent tour, and is a regular guest on Frankie Boyle and Friends. Deaf Comedy Fam debuted at Glasgow International Comedy Festival and completely sold out, before moving to the Edinburgh Fringe for a critically acclaimed, fully sold out run – so don’t miss out on the first ever comedy set at to be spoken and signed by the stand-up themselves!
Adelaide Fringe Weekly Innovation Award 2018.
‘Has a clear comedy gift’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
‘Captivating, funny and sharply executed… Bradshaw’s brilliance truly comes to the fore [as] the show is a winning combination of substance and humour’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Deaf Comedy Fam takes stand-up comedy into a new realm… a show I’ll remember for years – take a bow, Ray Bradshaw’ ★★★★★ Short Com
‘I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour… the result is wonderful’ ★★★★ Voice Mag
‘Ray Bradshaw will have you laughing out loud… a mix of dry Scottish humour and great storytelling which might just teach you something in between your giggles’ ★★★★ Fringe Guru
‘Like the natural raconteur he is, Bradshaw makes each and every story into pure hilarity… Go on, I dare you to see Ray, and I defy you not to have a good time’ ★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ The Scotsman