Wednesday 27th October
Starts 19:00 // Ends 22:00
Bruce Devlin presents an evening of badinage in his bold new chat show format.
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Bruce Devlin’s Badinage: is exactly that, Badinage (a humorous conversation) with Bruce Devlin ‘chat show king, herald’ where he talks to the great/good/gallus, about anything and everything. Come and enjoy devlin’s citrus wit, deep probing questions and flagrant nonsense for a chat show experience like no other.
Michelle McManus (born 8 May 1980) is a Scottish singer, columnist, and television presenter who won the second and final series of the UK talent show Pop Idol in 2003.
McManus’s debut single, “All This Time”, entered the UK Singles Chart at number one in January 2004. Her only album to date, The Meaning of Love, was released in February 2004 and debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Later that year, BMG dropped McManus from the label, and in 2007 she founded her own record label, McMannii Records. Later that year, McManus released a promotional single, “Just For You” from her then-upcoming second album Dancing to a Different Beat, which was scheduled for release in 2008 but was eventually shelved.
From 2009 to 2011, McManus was a co-presenter of STV’s lifestyle magazine show The Hour, originally alongside Stephen Jardine and later Tam Cowan. She was also a columnist for the Glasgow Times until 2018.
In early 2003, McManus auditioned for the second season of Pop Idol, along with thousands of other aspiring singers from around the UK. Of the four judges, Pete Waterman in particular was critical as to whether she could make a career in the music industry, mainly due to her fuller figure appearance. However, she was the favourite of Simon Cowell, and after being put through to the semi-final stages, the public voted McManus into the top twelve, though she entered the finals as the bookmaker’s rank-outsider. Throughout the finals, McManus was in the bottom 3 only once, and on 20 December 2003, she was declared the winner of Pop Idol.
Judith Ralston is a weather presenter at BBC Scotland. She had been a presenter in some form or another at BBC Scotland for over 20 years. Her career in broadcasting has been wide and varied from appearing in Scot Squad, to presenting classical music programmes, comedy and news. She has been a guest or presented on most programmes across the BBC Scotland output. During lockdown last year, she co wrote a book with her husband about weather for children which has received wide critical acclaim.
Judith is absolutely passionate about weather, especially Scotland’s weather and is proud to be part of the BBC Scotland Reporting Scotland team.
Susie took her first steps into comedy as part of a drunken dare. Most people have to do a shot or strip. Well, Susie was drunk with her clothes on and building a career out of it. After a successful career working in the construction industry Susie has cemented herself as one of rising stars of UK stand up. Her rise through the ranks has been nothing short of meteoric. She continues to be one of the fastest selling acts at the Glasgow international comedy festival, with multiple Scottish comedy awards under her belt for Best Headliner and Best Show which she collected for her Solo show Domestic Disaster. Susie even took it to Edinburgh Fringe for a sold out run in 2019.
Her raconteur style and sharp punchlines make this Glaswegian one to watch.
Prized resident MC of the Stand comedy clubs, Bruce brings lightning-quick wit and the sharpest of lines to every booking. Adept at live presentation through hours of stand up, TV and radio work, this master of off the cuff humour can get the biggest and rowdiest of crowds eating out of his palm in minutes.
In demand around the world and across the UK for both corporate and comedy gigs, Bruce has performed everywhere from Dubai to Amsterdam and is a firm favourite at the New York, Glasgow and Edinburgh comedy festivals. His experience takes in everything from chat shows to cabaret, to comedy for kids. A master of the spoken word, Bruce can turn his tongue to anything and has performed on trains, in shopping malls, and planes. He is constantly in demand for award ceremonies, fashion shows, charity balls, burns suppers and whole host of other events that only an unflappable professional can handle with aplomb.
Bruce Devlin’s Badinage Presents…
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19:00 - 22:00
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