Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Scott Gibson: Life After Death

Scott Gibson’s show is an autobiographical story of how a stag do in Blackpool turned dangerous. It’s quite the tale, and Gibson tells it with the relaxed style of a friend, getting the audience laughing along with him as he describes a truly hilarious near death experience.

Life After Death is surprisingly philosophical and uplifting, with Gibson urging the audience not to let anything stand in the way of their dreams. After all, if it wasn’t for his experience, he confesses he never would have gotten into stand up.

Gibson is tremendously entertaining, his comical observations about the NHS – the good and the bad – a particular highlight. His Scottish humour is scathing and dark, finding laughs in the most unlikely of places. Gibson is a treat, thank goodness he lived to tell the tale.

Words: Katie Mckenzie
Picture: Jo Donaldson

Scott Gibson: Life After Death, Gilded Balloon, Aug 27-28, 2.45pm