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"Right out of the top drawer, hilarious and hysterical" The Herald

Des McLean is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian, TV & Radio presenter, event host and actor.

Based in Glasgow Des is in demand both throughout the UK and across the world and has recently toured America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

For TV Des regularly presents on programmes for both BBC & STV. For radio Des co-hosted the Clyde 1 Breakfast Show for 5 years, winning three prestigious Sony Radio Awards for the creativity of the content.

On stage Des has appeared in a number of productions, including in 2013 Iain Pattison’s critically acclaimed play ‘I Tommy’, about the life of politician Tommy Sheridan.

In 2014 Des created ‘Des McLean’s A to Z of Scotland’ which he performed to audiences in a major nationwide tour. The accompanying DVD to the tour is the latest addition to the series of his best selling catalogue of DVD’s & CD’s.

Reviews from Des's Comedy Workshop:

Having just completed the one to one coaching and my first ever zoom gig with Des McLean, I just want to say to anybody feeling a wee bit flat about their stand up to invest in themselves and give this a go. I had only really done about ten gigs before lockdown happened but already felt a bit fed up with my material. I had some stuff I wanted to try and having had no capacity in which to really test it out was frustrating. Working with Des on my material really gave me that and I was able to add to my set. Coaching with Des was honestly so enjoyable and worthwhile, I looked forward to my next session every week.
I was actually really nervous at first, thinking it would be pure awkward and uncomfortable performing my stuff to one person but it was anything but that! I couldn’t have felt more relaxed and Des gave me loads of great feedback that made me really excited and confident going into the zoom gig last night!
Even just saying my material out loud to someone was great, and Des is very supportive and knows his stuff! Highly recommend!

I highly recommend anyone to do the one to one with Des while it's still available.
I had been stagnating with comedy for quite some time ,I knew I was sitting on Good material but I didn't have the technique or confidence to carry it, even the way I wrote my sets wasn't true to me or why I had gotten into comedy in the first place.
With a few tweaks on the first session I was on my way , every week I felt an even bigger difference, a belief and presence that wouldn't have seemed possible only weeks ago. Once I was able to rhyme off my set in my car repeatedly without forgetting , I knew that something in me had changed for the better.
Des pushes you to bring your best arsenal to the table, I mean half of my set was previously un-tested material I had never performed and now it's an integral part of my initial ten minutes.
The zoom gig itself was class and alot better than I thought it would be, I was very happy and humbled with the reception I got from the audience and the feedback from everyone has been great, the changes in my set overall really speak for themselves.
Can't recommend it enough.

"Funniest and most original comedian I have seen recently" Peter Kay


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