Punchline Recommends: Des Clarke ‘The Trouble with Being Des’

22 Aug

Words by Susan Ford

Des Clarke

Des Clarke

Des Clarke is a very popular name in Scotland; he hosted the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony a couple of weeks ago, and he was also the compere at the last Punchline Gala in Perth and Edinburgh last October.

Des Clarke is a fast-paced comedian from Glasgow, who is certainly one of the best you will see at this year’s Fringe. His show is called ‘The Trouble With Being Des’, and is a round up of the funniest anecdotes in his life, from childhood to present day.

Des claims that his hyperness and constant mind-wandering got him into a lot of trouble during his life, but it has certainly made for an excellent stage presence. As he drops hilarious stories into the room at 90 miles an hour, there is no time to breathe in between jokes, which means by the end of the show your stomach may well explode with laughter!

Des Clarke is a skilled comedian and a very likeable person, who makes you feel welcome at his show. We strongly recommend pulling up a chair and spending an hour with Des Clarke: ‘The Trouble With Being Des‘ is on at Assembly Rooms, George Street at 7.30pm throughout the Fringe.


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