Scotland’s acclaimed comic, storyteller and social commentator
was a founder of the Funny Farm Comedy Collective which in 1989
helped kick-start the Scottish stand-up scene.
soon followed for Bruce with his appearances on C4’s Halfway
to Paradise in 1990, before writing and performing in the C4
show, The Shoe Fetishist’s Guide and, in 1993, the series
Sin with Bruce Morton.
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,
Edinburgh in 1998 and which prompted The Independent to comment,
“Bruce Morton is not so much re-writing the rule book
as throwing it away”. The show was subsequently adapted
as a BBC Radio 4 afternoon drama.
- performing & presenting credits include:
BBC - Rab C Nesbitt, Saturday Night Clyde, Paramount City, Blood
Tied and Colour Blind, Edinburgh Nights, TV6, The Late Show,
The Live Floor Show & Still Game.
C4 - Catholics and Sex, Halfway To Paradise, The Shoe Fetishist’s
Guide to Bruce Morton, Sin with Bruce Morton & Amsterdam
C5 - Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment, The Jack Docherty
Show & Wowfabgroovy.
STV - The Funny Farm, Trial by Night, NB, A Game of Two Halves
& Scottish Legends.
made numerous radio contributions over the years, popping up
on BBC Radio 1, 2, 4 and 5. Radio 4 credits include presenting
an Edinburgh Festival special, writing and appearing in the
series “Unauthorised Biography of the UK” and writing
and performing in a dramatised adaptation of his one-man show
‘Blood Below the Window’.
He has also
presented numerous programmes for BBC Radio Scotland over the
years, including the series Gift Of The Gag, Comedy Heroes and
three series of interviews with stand-ups in Comic To Comic.
Bruce presented some live editions of The Comedy Cafe on Radio
Scotland. His play, “Rain”, was broadcast on that
station in October 2010 and he is a frequent guest and contributor
on shows such as MacAuley and Co, Call Kaye and Off The Ball.
2017, Bruce appeared in the Still Game Live 2 show "Bon
Voyage" at The Hydro, Glasgow.
news satire website wreckered can be found at www.wreckered.co.uk
freelance articles have appeared over the years in The Scotsman,
The Sunday Times, The Herald, Sunday Herald, The Big Issue,
The Guardian, The List and Scotland on Sunday. Articles for
The Herald newspaper can be seen on the scribbles
page. He has also written extensively for television and radio.
‘Christmas Present’ for The Tron Theatre, Glasgow.
1991, wrote the pantomime ‘The Treasure of Wookimagoo’
for The Tron Theatre, Glasgow.
1998, wrote and performed ‘Blood Below the Window’
at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
2001, co-wrote the musical comedy ‘Wake Me Up In The year
2001’ for the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow.
2004 wrote two plays, "Fog" and "Rain" for
the "Pie, Pint and a Play" season at Oran Mor, Glasgow.
and directed Silver Threads, a play about the Paisley weavers'
disputes in the 19th century. (Clips on the video
Spirit of Mayfest Award
Scotland on Sunday Critics Award
and commentary of the highest class - The Observer
"Quite simply one of the best and most genuine humourists
on the Scottish scene" -The Express
"Supremely talented and imaginative" - Time Out
"He can tell a story as entertainingly as Billy Connolly,
but the sting in its tail is in a class of its own" - The
"Devastatingly funny...wry and poignant" - The Scotsman
“Bruce Morton has re-invented comedy” - The Independent