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Ray BRADSHAW (Scotland)

Double Scottish comedy award winner finally makes it to the NZ Comedy Festival in 2023


Award winning Scottish comedian, Ray Bradshaw makes his first trip to New Zealand in 2023 , after having his first scheduled tour in 2020 cancelled due to the covid pandemic. And he is bringing his ground-breaking debut show, 'Deaf Comedy Fam' to The Classic.

International award-winning comic, Ray, spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019. Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News.

Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.

Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.

“Has a clear comedy gift“ – Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★

“Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed“ – BroadwayBaby.com ★★★★★

“funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour” – The Scotsman ★★★★

“this years most groundbreaking show“ – Short.com ★★★★

“I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“  – Voice Magazine ★★★★

★★★★ – Ed Fest Mag



Best Show – Scottish Comedy Awards 2018

Oustanding Achievement – Scottish Comedy Awards 2018

Scottish Culture Award 2018 (first comedian ever to win it)

Innovation award – Adelaide Fringe 2018