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Described by The Sun this year as 'Scotland's brightest comedy talent’, the Glaswegian comic’s sharp one-liners, brilliant turn of phrase and clever wordplay has made him a perfect choice for regular appearances on BBC Radio Scotland's new comedy panel show 'Breaking the News' as well as support for Stewart Francis and Hal Cruttenden on their national tours.
2016 saw Stuart touring Australia as part of 'Best of the Fest' line up, as well as regular episodes of 'Breaking the News' throughout the year.
Then in August, Stuart made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, with his show 'Dealt a Bad Hand', at The Pleasance Courtyard. The show received critical acclaim and sell out audiences every night, culminating in an extra show due to demand.
Since making his comedy circuit debut in 2009, Stuart has very quickly become one of the most exciting talents in recent years, performing across the biggest comedy clubs in the UK as well as the 101 World Comedy Series competition in Las Vegas 2015. He was shortlisted in 2013 for the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and was a Finalist in the NATYS competition in 2012.
Stuart was part of the Stand-up For Scotland show at the Adelaide Comedy Festival in 2013 and appeared in the AAA Stand-up Late show and CKP Lunchtime Special at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. He has written for 'Mock the Week' (BBC1), appeared on 'The Loser World Cup' for BBC Radio Wales and 'On the Road' with BBC Scotland. He is now working with BBC Comedy, on a scripted development project.
Press Coverage for Fringe Debut 'Dealt a Bad Hand' 2016
"One of Scotland's rising star's, Stuart Mitchell is a comedian worth catching before he becomes mega." Sunday Mail - Pick of the Fringe
"There's a real warmth and honesty running alongside the clever wordplay and sharp one-liners. Stuart has a wonderfully relaxed stage presence that hints of great things to come." ★★★★ The Herald
"...and that is the joy of Stuart Mitchell. He is so calm on stage, so friendly and inviting that you will instantly warm to him. He deserves every star he receives!" ★★★★ Arts Award Voice
"His set is well written, impeccably presented, peppered with laugh out loud moments as this likeable guy delivers in spades.
Look out for Stuart rising rapidly in the comedy world and gaining loads of fans and critical acclaim along the way."
"But take the risk and follow him straight into the deep end, and you’ll leave the show completely sold."
★★★★ The Skinny
"All of which explains why Stuart’s profile is rising sharply. Last year, he became a regular on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News, toured with Fred Macaulay, Stewart Francis and Hal Cruttenden, and performed in Australia and the US, winning the endorsement of comedy giant Will Ferrell."★★★★ PositivelyScottish
2014, MOCK THE WEEK (Writer)
2014, Television, Comedian, ON THE ROAD WITH FRED MACAULAY, BBC One Scotland, Eileen Herlihy
2014, Television, Comedian, THE BLETHER, STV Productions, Elizabeth Partyka
2011, Television, Bible John (Lead Role), IN SEARCH FOR BIBLE JOHN, STV, Julian Dismore
2010, Commercial, Brother, ORGAN DONATION CAMPAIGN SCOTLAND, The Gate Films/Scottish Government, Eicke Bettinga
2010, Film, Cousin, THIS SEPTEMBER, ZDF/Gate Films, Giles Foster
2010, Television, Business Owner, TRICKY BUSINESS 2, Channel 4/RDF Media, Chris Kelly
2015 Radio, regular Panelist and Writer for BREAKING THE NEWS BBC Radio Scotland
2014 Radio, Comedian, THE LOSER’S WORLD CUP, BBC Radio Wales / The Rubber Chicken, Dave Cribb
2013, Radio, Comedian, HARDEEP AT THE STAND, BBC Radio Scotland / Dapster Productions, Richard Melvin
2013, Radio, Presenter, THE COMEDY ZONE, BBC Radio Scotland, Chris Cruickshank
2012, Radio, Comedian, MACAULAY & CO, BBC Radio Scotland, Stephen Hollywood
2012, Radio, Comedian, THE COMEDY CAFE, BBC Radio Scotland, Stephen Hollywood
"Scotland's brightest comedy talent" The Sun
"Straight out of the school of self-deprecating Glaswegian comedians, comparisons will inevitably be drawn between Mitchell and Kevin Bridges” Three Weeks
"Huge talent" Broadway Baby
“Rising star of the comedy circuit…” The Scotsman
“Amazing performance.…it’s a pleasure to catch him before he makes it big” The Skinny
“Strong, with wry references” Chortle