First hometown gig for Broch comedian

Wray Thomson
Wray Thomson

A Fraserburgh comedian will play his first ever show in his hometown after spending five-and-a-half years on the comedy circuit.

Wray Thomson will perform at Fraserburgh Golf Club on December 16 with some of the routine tailor made for this one-off show.

Wray said: “I’ve gigged up in Strichen before but that was just so my mum could see me - but she never came.

“I always said that if I was going to do a gig up home it would have to be ready.”

With only a limited number of tickets still available the Fraserburgh gig is expected to be a sell-out, much like Wray’s Edinburgh Fringe shows earlier this year and his nights at the Aberdeen Comedy Festival.

Wray said: “I’ve always been terrified of doing a home gig because I know so many people up the road.

“Because usually when I’m up on stage somewhere it’s a bit of a character, a performance, but up there it will be ‘there’s Wray’.”

He added: “But I’m looking forward to it and it’s been coming for a long time.

“I do sets that people from Fraserburgh will be able to relate to but I’m going to write some new material just for it.”

The comedian also said he is hoping that people from one period of his past shows up.

Wray said: “I would love it if one of my school teachers was there.”

Doors for the event open at 8.30 pm and the hour long show starts at 9 pm.

Tickets are £8 and £7 for OAP’s and students.

Wray said: “How many people do concessions anymore - that’s an old school touch.”

The gig is strictly over 18s and Wray said in his live shows anything can happen as he likes to interact with the audience.

He said: “I love live comedy.”

“Anything can happen and I like it when it does.”

He added: “It will be good to give Fraserburgh something that’s a bit different and that they don’t get very often.”