Scotland’s Comic Giant, Jack Docherty, Announces Tour for 2022

Jack Docherty is one of Scotland’s best loved comic performers. He was one of the leading lights in the cult comedy show from the ‘90s Absolutely and its spin off Mr Don and Mr George but is best known currently for his role as Commissioner Cameron Miekelson in the BAFTA award winning TV show,  Scot Squad.

Jack Docherty started his career at the Edinburgh Festival in the 1980s and was twice shortlisted for the Perrier Award. He then went on to write for Spitting Image, Alias Smith and Jones, The Lenny Henry Show, Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out and many others.. He has also appeared in The Comic Strip, Red Dwarf and Have I Got News For You and provided the voice for Aardman’s Oscar nominated short film Humdrum.

Fans will be thrilled to learn that Docherty is planning a Scotland wide tour in 2022 with his new play Nothing Butthat enjoyed acritically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021, and will have its final date in London. Nothing But, a playful, darkly comic tale in which Jack grapples with lost youth, infatuation, fatherhood, sex, secrets and truth was voted one of theIndependent’s Top Ten Shows of the Fringe.

Docherty’s more recent work includes the RTS Award-winning comedy Scotland In A Day for Channel 4, producing the BBC Scotland film No Holds Bard, writing the BBC2 sitcom The Cup and producing two series of BBC1 sitcom Old Guys. He wrote and performed three series of Start/Stop for Radio 4 and its TV spin-off for BBC1. He is currently filming the seventh series of BBC1 Scotland’s multi award-winning Scot Squad and has starred in the Scot Squad spin-offs, hilarious and irreverent The Chief’s Election Interviews (BAFTA Winner 2020) and the Chief Does Democracy (BAFTA Nominated 2021).

Jack’s return to live performing will be at the following venues where full dates and times are available:

Beacon Arts Centre Greenock; Eastwood Park Theatre Giffnock;  Eastgate Theatre Peebles; Tivoli Theatre Aberdeen;  Perth Theatre Perth; Òran Mór Glasgow; Dundee Rep Dundee; Eden Court Inverness; Macphail Centre Ullapool; Brunton Theatre Musselburgh; Mac Arts Galashiels; Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling; Birnam Arts Centre Birnam; Howden Park Centre Livingston; Websters Memorial Theatre Arbroath; Byre Theatre St Andrews and Soho Theatre, London

Irene Brown

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