Kevin Bridges told he would never be a star with accent
09 Oct 2014
Kevin Bridges was told he would never be a TV success with his Glaswegian accent by a BBC producer.
In his autobiography, Bridges has revealed that during his career’s early days the Scottish comedian was told he would have to tone down his accent if he wanted to make it on TV.
Chortle revealed this expert from the book, “I remember one of the production staff telling me that if I ever wanted to get ahead in TV I should “try to sound a little less like a Ned”. She laughed and mentioned how I couldn’t pronounce the word “world” properly in my introduction to the show, Frankie Boyle’s End of the World Show. Luckily I didn’t take things like this to heart.”
The autobiography, titled We Need To Talk About It, goes on to describe how Bridges landed his big break when he took part in Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow after another act had to drop out. We Need To Talk About It is out now.
Earlier this week, Kevin Bridges announced a brand new comedy show proving that his accent hasn’t held him back.
The show, A Whole Different Story, will be toured around the UK and Ireland during 2015 and includes five nights at Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro along with dates in London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Belfast. Kevin Bridges tickets are now on sale.
Kevin Bridges tour dates
Eventim Apollo, London (18, 19)
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (25, 26)
Belfast Odyssey arena (29)
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (1, 2, 3)
GE Oil and Gas Arena, Aberdeen (9, 10)
Edinburgh Playhouse (16, 17)
Dublin Olympia (17, 28)