Rosco McLelland

Rosco McLelland

Biography

Scottish Comedian of the Year Rosco McClelland is riding the Scottish comedy revival, hotly tipped as one of its brightest stars, with bags of potential and professional accolades to prove he is one to watch.

 In his successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe show last year, Rosco delved deep to find out what makes him tick, using psychedelic storytelling to traverse through a life-changing event. ‘How I Got Over’ was based on his brush with death as a teenager, and discovery of a life threatening heart condition. His blasé outlook on mortality makes for some deliciously dark comedy, while his wandering mind concocts strange and surreal tangents and observations, which were the highlights of the show.

McClelland loves a tangent and this suits his anecdotal, story telling style perfectly, giving the show its lighter moments and absurd touches.

Audiences were rewarded with clinical wit from a performance which also sold out at the Adelaide Comedy Festival in 2017.

Twice nominated Best Newcomer at Scottish Comedy Awards, and winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2016, Rosco’s gravelly and animated onstage presence has impressed judges and audiences alike. He commands continuous laughter from his audiences, his naturally humorous delivery and surreal observations making a remarkable performance.

"McClelland’s persona is that of a droll philosopher, rolling with the punches life throws at him. There are unquestionable shades of Billy Connolly to his style.. a worthy aspiration. His main story is a cracker.. with a sense of jeopardy, it's a yarn that really suckers you in and there's an exquisite payoff"
– Chortle

"McClelland's gravelly and animated onstage presence emitted continuous laughter from the audience" �" The Skinny

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