Glasgow International Comedy Festival presents
Thu 22 Mar 2012 | 8pm | £8/£6
The Bratchpiece Family are Scotland’s only family of stand-up comedians. Comprised of dad Mark and his sons Bratchy and YouTube legend The Wee Man, they have performed at every Glasgow International Comedy Festival so far, and often all together.
This could prove to be an emotional night for them as it’s the last time they’ll ever do it. After years of tickling funnybones around the country, Mark has decided to hang up his joke-writing boots and retire from the world of stand-up comedy (and believe us, his joke writing boots are significantly bigger than his actual boots. He is a giant of comedy in a tiny frame).
You are all cordially invited to the celebration. Be there.
The Ticket and Meal Deal is available for this performance – enjoy a delicious two-course meal before the show in the Arches Cafe Bar and Restaurant for just £8.95 – please ask Box Office staff for details when booking your tickets.
Bratchy and The Wee Man will be hosting a special festival edition of their Interactive Comedy Pub Quiz the night before in the Arches foyer from 8pm.
“Motherwell’s Woody Allen” The List on Bratchy
“Clever, well thought out gags… excellent” Chortle on Bratchy
“Very funny indeed” The List on Neil Bratchpiece aka The Wee Man
Part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
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So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
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