AFTER a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist is heading to the Borders.

Ray Bradshaw will take his critically acclaimed stand up show Deaf Comedy Fam on a four-month UK tour, which includes a two stops in the region, one at Peebles’ Eastgate Theatre on October 4, and another at Galashiels’ MacArts Centre on November 2.

Around one in six people suffer from hearing loss, two of those people are Ray’s parents. 

Ray’s show presents a first for stand-up comedy.

He tells his stories in English as well as his first language, British Sign Language. 

Growing up with deaf parents, Ray has many hilarious and eye-opening tales to share – including the time he learned that Santa wasn’t deaf.

Dubbed as a “truly unique show”, the gig represents a desire of Ray’s to make the world of comedy more accessible for deaf people – if only to take the pressure off himself when it comes to making his parents laugh. 

Deaf Comedy Fam debuted at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and completely sold out, before moving to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a critically-acclaimed, fully sold out run. 

Ray has numerous radio credits under his belt with BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, has supported Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon on his recent tour and is a regular guest on Frankie Boyle and Friends.

Having launched his comedy career in 2008, Bradshaw has quickly established himself as one of the brightest and most exciting acts on the UK comedy circuit. 

A two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Bradshaw had a sell-out run with I Dare Ray To… in 2015, as well as two sell-out seasons at Adelaide Fringe in 2015 and 2016. 

In the past year, he has performed at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Singapore Fringe and the Kuala Lumpur Comedy Carnival.

For Ray’s performance at the Eastgate, tickets are £15, £13, £6 for under 15s and can be bought at

For his show at Galashiels’s MacArts visit