Gilded Balloon presents
Ray Bradshaw:
Deaf Comedy Fam Tour 2018

National Tour: 16th August – 22nd November 2018

Scottish Comedian of the Year Finalist
Adelaide Fringe Weekly Innovation Award 2018

After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Ray Bradshaw takes his critically acclaimed stand up show Deaf Comedy Fam on a four-month UK tour.

1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss. Two of those people are Ray’s parents. Deaf Comedy Fam presents a first for stand-up comedy: Ray tells his stories in English as well as his first language, British Sign Language. Growing up with deaf parents, Ray has many hilarious and eye-opening tales to share – including the time he learned that Santa wasn’t deaf! Deaf Comedy Fam is a truly unique show, representing a desire of Ray’s to make the world of comedy more accessible for deaf people – if only to take the pressure off himself when it comes to making his parents laugh. Don’t miss out on the first ever comedy set to be spoken and signed by the stand-up themselves!

Deaf Comedy Fam debuted at Glasgow International Comedy Festival and completely sold out, before moving to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a critically acclaimed, fully sold out run. Ray has numerous radio credits under his belt with BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, supported Ardal O’Hanlon on his recent tour and is a regular guest on Frankie Boyle and Friends.

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.

Twitter: @comedyray

What the press have said about Ray Bradshaw:

‘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


16th – 22nd August Edinburgh, Gilded Balloon 0131 6626552

31st August Carlisle, Carlisle Fringe 01228 812611

14th September Whitby, Coliseum 07747 803060

18th September Ipswich, New Wolsey Studio 01473 295900

23rd September Darlington, Hole in the Wall 07747 803060

28th September Liverpool, Hot Water 07478 699007

30th September Glasgow, The Stand 0141 2123389

4th October Peebles, Eastgate Arts 01721 725777

6th October Corsham, Pound Arts 01249 701628

11th October Sheffield, Leadmill 0114 2727040

15th – 17th October Soho Theatre, London 020 74780100

20th October York, Burning Duck

23rd October Newcastle, The Stand 0191 3009700

27th October Bedford, Quarry Theatre 01234 362337

2nd November Galashiels, MacArts 01896 756852

9th November Edinburgh, Gilded Balloon Basement Theatre 0131 6626552

18th November Falkirk, Falkirk Town Hall 01324 590900

23rd November Ullapool, Macphail Centre 01854 613336

For more information please contact Gaby Jerrard / Claire Hoyda / Matthew Christian at
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