Broch comed-Wray at Aberdeen festival

Aberdeen will be hit with two nights of Broch comed-Wray as a Fraserburgh comedian takes part in the city's inaugural comedy festival.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 2:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:19 pm
Fraserburgh comedian Wray Thomson
Fraserburgh comedian Wray Thomson

Wray Thomson has already performed one sold-out night at the festival, which features over 250 comedians, and is set to put on another show in front of a sell-out crowd at Exodus on Saturday October 22.

Wray said: “My first night of the festival was insane, I was at The Blue Lamp which is the regular Aberdeen Saturday comedy club, and it was just rammed to the teeth.

“Hearing from the promoter that 100 people had to be turned away is a big deal to me.”

Wray started doing stand-up comedy after getting noticed for his Broch take on the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey - 50 Shades of Fraserburgh.

Since then Wray’s hometown has often featured in his routine.

He said: “Fraserburgh always gets a mention particularly when I’m gigging up here - the North East has an affiliation with the Fraserburgh being a rough place so I play up to that.

“Telling a heckler, “I’m from Fraserburgh mate I’ll just take you outside and do you in,” always gets a wee chuckle but obviously couldn’t be further from the truth cause I couldn’t fight my out an old folks home.

“Down in England though when I say Fraserburgh, there’s always a majority of puzzled faces, but generally there’s always one person that’ll pipe up with “FISH”.”

Wray’s comedy routine for now revolves around his life, from growing up in Fraserburgh to losing his job and relationships - “How utterly terrible I am at keeping a woman.”

The comedian is working on a new routine however which he plans to start performing in the coming months.

He said: “I’m very excited about it.

“It’s more the type of comedy I’ve always wanted to do - surreal and silly.”