Bruce Morton – 1988

Bruce Morton - Winner 1988Glaswegian comic Bruce Morton burst onto the comedy scene in 1988, winning the first ever So You Think You’re Funny? competition.  He is now was of Scotland ’s most acclaimed comics, and was a founder of the Funny Farm Comedy Collective which in 1989 helped kick-start the Scottish stand-up scene.

After winning SYTYF? UK attention soon followed for Bruce with his appearances on C4’s Halfway to Paradise in 1990, before writing and performing his own C4 shows, Shoe Fetishist’s Guide and, in 1993, the series Sin with Bruce Morton.
Milestones along the way include a Perrier Nomination at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two UK tours and a critically acclaimed one-man show Blood Below the Window, premiered at The Traverse Theatre,  which prompted The Independent to comment, “Bruce Morton is not so much re-writing the rule book as throwing it away”.

Bruce’s freelance articles have appeared over the years in the Scotsman, the Sunday Times, the Herald, Sunday Herald, The Big Issue, The List and Scotland on Sunday. He has also written extensively for television and radio. He is currently working on a children’s novel. In addition, Bruce’s news satire website Wreckered has become one of the most popular in the UK and can be found at

Bruce is still touring and plays regular comedy gigs around the UK.