The Comedy Underground. Copyright: Dabster Productions.

The Comedy Underground

BBC Scotland and BBC Two Scotland stand-up showcase of Scottish acts. 11 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2018 - 2019.

The Comedy Underground. Ashley Storrie. Copyright: Dabster Productions.


Ashley Storrie hosts stand-up club comedy from the best, brightest and most exciting comedians in Scotland right now.

Further details

Ashley Storrie hosts stand-up club comedy from the best, brightest and most exciting comedians in Scotland right now.

Susan Riddell uncovers the perils of being single and the guilt of buying a meal for two, while Stuart McPherson is relishing being unemployed even though his parents see it differently.

Scottish-Chinese comedian Christopher KC tells a fantastic story about gatecrashing a house party and somehow becoming the talk of the town. And Edinburgh's Donald Alexander and Glasgow's Ray Bradshaw have very different views of a difficult Parents' Night.

Recorded in a basement club in front of a live audience, Comedy Underground is the closest thing to a Scottish club comedy night on TV.


On Ashley Storrie's Radio Scotland show on Friday 23rd November 2018 (10pm to midnight) there was a chance to hear "more stand-up shenanigans along with some backstage chat with the comedians as they stepped off stage."

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd November 2018
BBC Two Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Ashley Storrie Host / Presenter
Susan Riddell Self
Stuart McPherson Self
Christopher KC Self
Donald Alexander Self
Ray Bradshaw Self
Production team
Alasdair MacCuish Director
Richard Melvin Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Al Lorraine Associate Producer
Julia Sutherland Associate Producer
Megan Green Editor
Alan McSheehy Director of Photography


Susan Riddell - TV Makeovers

Susan Riddell explains the problems with reality TV makeovers.

Featuring: Susan Riddell.

Donald Alexander on working with kids

Donald Alexander gives his top three rules for working with children.

Featuring: Donald Alexander.


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