Class comedian hopes to conquer the Wee Toon

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By Mark Davey

A comedian with more than 100 million video views on BBC Scotland’s website will wisecrack through the night in Campbeltown.

Shore Street pub manager, Lewis Nelson’s Platinum Bar Hire presents a One Night Stand of incomparable comedy.

Headliner Mark Nelson – no relation – brings intelligent, but edgy, beautifully crafted humour.

Since taking the reins at Whisky Macs as the youngest licensee in Scotland, Mr Nelson, 22, has not been short of ideas to pep up the Wee Toon’s night life.

His latest venture, a night of comedy on November 18 at Campbeltown Town Hall, features some of the top names in Scottish stand-up: Mark Nelson- not his younger brother as some seem to think, Keir McAllister and Elaine Malcolmson.

Lewis, 22, said: ‘The line-up has been provided by Salt n Sauce Promotions Ltd, which owns and operates The Stand comedy clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

‘Mark’s name has caused some confusion locally and a lot of people seem to think I’m giving my younger brother his first gig!

‘Award winning comedian Mark Nelson has been in the news a lot during the past few months with his daughter Isla Nelson.

‘They’ve racked up 100 million views with their videos on BBC Scotland’s website.’

Keir McAlister has won several awards and has made appearances on shows such as Mock The Week and Russell Howard’s Good News.

Elaine Malcolmson is a comedian and writer, most recently working on the Breaking The News series on BBC Radio Scotland.

Show compere Bruce Devlin has recently been a resident host at London’s Backyard Comedy Club with Bruce Devlin’s Sunday Roast.

Tickets, priced at £20 are available from Eventbrite and Whisky Macs.