Try not to laugh: Funny man Bruce limbers up for Grangemouth Rugby Club gig

One time Larbert High School physics teacher Bruce Fummey is now a class act in the art of making folk laugh and will be plying his trade at Grangemouth Rugby Club next month.
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The stand-up comedian, who film fans may recognise from his role in 2022 flick The Lost King, is playing the Glensburgh Road club from 8pm on Saturday, March 9.

A veteran of Funny in Falkirk – remember that festival – and the Edinburgh Fringe, Bruce brings his Stories of Scotland evening back to his old stomping ground, taking the audience on a journey from the origins of humanity to the ingenuity of Scottish inventors, with stops along the way to peek at the people who made Scotland.

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Oh, and of course the inevitable inclusion of that lot down south, below Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Bruce Fummey will be making folk laugh at Grangemouth Rugby Club
(Picture: Blake Armstrong)Bruce Fummey will be making folk laugh at Grangemouth Rugby Club
(Picture: Blake Armstrong)
Bruce Fummey will be making folk laugh at Grangemouth Rugby Club (Picture: Blake Armstrong)

Bruce said: “This will be a kind of homecoming. The first house I bought was in Tamfourhill, when I taught physics at Larbert High School and played rugby at Grangemouth.

"I can’t wait to get back to my old stomping ground and having a right laugh while preaching the gospel of Scotland.”

Bruce’s YouTube channel Scotland History Tours also offer fascinating tales from Scotland’s history with Saturday morning uploads which attract thousands of viewers from around the globe.

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Add that to his live performances and his film and telly work, and it’s all busy busy for Bruce, who has been nominated for several Scottish Comedy Awards and was named Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2014.

“It’s incredible the number of opportunities that have come my way because of the pandemic,” he said. “Before lockdown, I was a tour guide during the day and a stand-up comic at night.

“COVID made doing both jobs impossible, so I started making YouTube videos. I had no idea that they would take off the way they have. It has been incredible.

“In spite of that unexpected success, the best thing in the world is still doing live stand-up and giving folk a flavour of the history of the country I love along the way.”

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