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By Millie Reid

Stand-up comedian Bruce Femmey.
Stand-up comedian Bruce Femmey.

LOSSIEMOUTH FC have saved the day after stepping in to host a comedy night recounting Scotland’s rich history.

Stand-up comedian Bruce Fummey was set to visit Lossiemouth Town Hall on November 17 with his new show 'Stories of Scotland'.

However an argument Bruce had with the show’s out-of-town promoter led to it being pulled a month before it was set to take place, with nearly 70 punters having already bought their tickets.

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Luckily, Lossiemouth FC has offered its social club as the new venue.

Bruce has assured ticket holders that the date and time of the show will stay the same, with the only change being the new location.

He said: "I've got quite a following in Lossiemouth, having done a number of shows at The Warehouse Theatre.

"I’m so glad that Lossiemouth FC Social Club were waiting on the subs bench to save the day."

Bruce has been a well-known face on the stand-up scene for over 20 years, being named Scotland's comedian of the year in 2014.

Added to that he now has more than 200,000 subscribers on YouTube.

He said: "Once upon a time I was a financial adviser – and I hated it.

"I was 39-years-old – nearly turning 40 – when I was given some good advice.

"I was asked if I knew I'd only six months left what would I do with my life.

"Without hesitating I replied 'become a stand-up comedian'."

Bruce on stage. Photo: Blake Armstrong
Bruce on stage. Photo: Blake Armstrong

Bruce is known for his engaging retellings of various aspects of Scottish history.

Past shows have focused on the funny side of subjects as varied as Tam O'Shanter, the Jacobites and Robert the Bruce.

One show with a strong north east connection was even titled 'Macbeth without the Shakespeare ********'.

Bruce has recently appeared on the BBC series Take a Hike as well as the film The Lost King, starring Steve Coogan.

He said: "Before the recent pandemic, I was a tour guide during the day and a stand-up comic at night.

"Covid made both my jobs unviable, so I started making YouTube videos.

"I had no idea that they would take off and I’d end up in film and television.

"In spite of that, the best thing in the world is still doing live stand-up and teaching folk the history of the country I love along the way."

Tickets for 'Stories of Scotland' at Lossiemouth FC from 8pm-10pm on Friday, November 17, are available HERE

Bruce describes it as a journey from evolution to the Scottish Enlightenment, via some **** jokes.

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