Kevin Bridge's rakes in serious money. 03-12 2014 by David Meikle
Top Scots comic Is set for a bumper payday as he gets to sell tour tickets worth more than £12 million. The Glasgow funnyman will play 99 dates across the UK and Ireland in front of 450,000 fans. The Clydebank funnyman, 28, has already sold out 40 shows on his marathon tour -- bringing him in more than £9 m. A staggering 339,595 seats have been sold -- of a total of 449,272 . Kevin will begin his A Whole Different Story tour in June in Leeds before finishing in Douglas on the Isle of Man. He is due to play for 15 nights in Glasgow at the SSE Hydro in front of a capacity 13,000 crowd every night and sales are expected to reach £6,552,000 with the sought after tickets costing £33.60 In Aberdeen he will play nine shows in front 8,500 a night at the city's GE Oil and Gas arena, raking in £2,593,350. A source said: "These are incredible figures" "His popularity and the fact there is not a lot of production costs involved in his shows means he can earn a huge amount of money. Millionaire Bridges burst on to the scene when he was nominated as best newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009. Earlier this year it emerged he had raked in £4 m since his debut -- with last years accounts for his company Dip and Chip revealing it had total assets of £5,727,990. That included £2.449,883 in cash and £3,278,157 owed by debtors. Kevin is the sole director of the company which was set up in June 2012 and owns all the shares in it. As well as touring, DVD's TV shows the comic has earned cash by selling his merchandise. Earlier this year, he had his name registered as a trademark to protect his image rights. And he has recently published an autobiography called We Need to Talk About -- Kevin Bridges. Now that's what I call success.
Kevin Bridges. 11-12 2014 by Tom Bryant Daily Record. Top Scottish funnyman's personal finances stand-up to scrutiny.
Scots comedian Kevin Bridges is already worth a staggering £4.2 million at the age of just 28. From humble beginnings in Clydebank, the stand up star has risen to fifth place in a rich list of British funnymen. Accounts show his bank balance has been boosted by strong DVD sales, numerous TV appearances and his popular live shows. In 2012his Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues tour smashed box office records when he sold a staggering 45,000 tickets in one day for his run at Glasgow's SECC. And the success story looks set to continue with the launch of his first book. We need to Talk about -- Kevin Bridge's and a 2015 UK tour. A Whole Different Story. Peter Kay topped the rich list after his fortune soared to a whopping £25 million -- despite taking a year off. The Bolton comic has never seen the profits of his two companies rise more that £1 million. Only Michael McIntyre comes close, with a fortune of more than £21 million. Scouser John Bishop and dead pan master Jack Dee make up the top five.
1) Peter Kay £25.2 m 2) Michael McIntyre £21 m 3) John Bishop £6.3 m 4) Jack Dee £5.2 m
5) Kevin Bridges £4.2 m 6) Russel Howard £4 m 7) Frankie Boyle £3.3 m 8) Harry Hill £3.3 m
9) Rhod Gilbert £3 m 10) Sarah Millican £2 m
John Bruce said in Tam Cowan's Sunday Sun column said "How the hell did Peter Kay top the rich list? He must have been dipping people's pockets when they fell asleep listening to him."
£1m -a-year comic Kevin is laughing all the way to the bank. by Stuart McDonald Daily Mail 12 06 2015
Scots comedian Kevin Bridges can afford a smile to himself after raking in £1 million last year. New figures from the Stand Up's personal company show how his massive success has boasted his bank balance. Bridges, 28, started performing in Glasgow clubs as a teenager before moving on to sell out tours and a string of television appearances. Annual 2014 accounts for his company Et Tiburon - Spanish for the Shark - showed total assets of £950,000. The company owes £129 to unnamed creditors, leaving Bridges with shareholders funds of £949,871. Bridges second company Dip and Chip - which has yet to file accounts for 2014 - has more than £4.2 million in the bank. That firm, set up in 2012, is named after one of his most famous routines about US students eating dip and chip snacks at Chad Hogan's party. Bridges, from Clydebank Dunbartonshire, is the sole director of the companies and owns all the shares. A source said: 'These are a phenomenal set of figures and show Kevin is on his way to becoming one of the country's richest comedians. 'His popularity and the fact that there si not a lot of production costs involved in his shows means he can earn a huge amount of money from touring. 'He is being financially savvy by channeling his earnings through a company and is obviously getting good advice. As well as touring, DVDs and TV shows, the comic has also earned cash by selling his own branded merchandise. Last year, he had his name officially registered as a trade mark to protect to protect his money-spinning image rights. He is about to embark on a huge UK tour which will see him perform 16 sell-out gigs at Glasgow's SSE Hydro. Bridges has disclosed that he has recently splashed out some of his earnings. He bought a £1 million townhouse in Glasgow's West End and a luxury boat which he uses for trips around Loch Lomond with friends.
King of comedy stands and delivers 19 06 2015
After a sneak peek at material for his forthcoming UK tour. I can confidently say fans of Kevin Bridges are in for a real treat. The new slimline Kevin was in sparkling form at the Stand comedy club in Glasgow, testing the water with some of his deadpan devilment ... and he certainly didn't disappoint. The Clydebank comic has his own laconic style and had the audience in stitches as he put the world to rights on everything from internet searching to hecklers. It's safe to say Kevin's career has taken off spectacularly in recent years .. you know you're something of a big deal when you have your own merchandise - and the last 12 months have been particularly busy as he hosted three shows for BBC One. These included a referendum of his critically acclaimed documentaries 'Kevin Bridges - What's the story' and stand up shows on the Commonwealth Games and the Scottish Referendum. October 2014 marked a momentous chapter in Kevin's career with his hotly anticipated autobiography 'We need to talk about.. being released. After the Glasgow dates at The Stand Kevin hot footed it to Scandinavia then Holland and Belgium. His UK tour kicks off in Wrexham on the 20th then hits Scotland in July, beginning in Lerwick followed by various dates across the country. So what material will make the final cut? As Kevin says 'It was Jerry Seinfield who said a good crowd will help you write and a bad crowd will help you edit' I totally agree. 'When a gig is going well it's pretty self indulgent to bask in it all. 'I feel you need to keep building on these ideas of yours that the audience have clearly bought into, adding on an extra few lines, rinsing the joke dry -- even stuff you just thought of on the way to the venue or backstage but didn't think funny enough to find a pen to give it life, throw it in there. Kevin has the knack of turning every day mundane things into something that will bring tears of laughter streaming down your cheeks. Classic gags on 'Chad Hogan' '20 pence for a packet of space raiders' are the stuff of legend for his fans - and his new material will also hit the mark. But he's not immune to a bit of friendly, ahem, 'criticism' 'At the bar after one of the shows (a fatal place for a comic to hang around; it's where many egos have been destroyed, a guy who looked in his 50,s came over to me and said, 'Well done' I thanked him before he followed on with 'Anybody can do what you do, though' mate. It was meant as an archetypal 'Made in Scotland dig, but I decided it was one of the greatest complements I've ever received. 'Anybody can do what I do and do what I've done. I whole heartedly agree. 'The point is that there are people who go and do it and then there are people at the bar who just who just tell you how they could have done it.'
Bridges too Far
Kevin Bridges ended a sell out show early after he was bombarded with abuse from a heckler. The comic, 28, walked offstage at the Millennium Forum in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Friday following relentless pelters from a female fan. A venue spokesman branded her behaviour as 'disappointing'
Home--sale Kev is Mr Moneygags
Comedian Kevin Bridges is laughing all the way to the bank after making a £230,000 profit on the luxury townhouse he bought nearly three years ago. The property in Glasgow in exclusive Westbourne Gardens, which has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, cost £968,500 in 2013. The stand up sold it in January for £1.2 million weeks after he announced he was taking a break from the comedy circuit to 'keep fresh' after a grueling tour. An insider said: 'The house wasn't widely advertised and was bought by somebody in the property game himself. Kevin is clearly trying to keep things a bit low key. the star's spokeswoman Alison Peters said Kevin was 'not moving abroad'
Comic Bridges in bar bust-up Cops called after funnyman Kevin's rammy at boozer 12 06 2016
Comedian Kevin Bridges was ordered out of his local following a pub bust-up with two customers. Staff called time on the comic's night out at The Rock in Hyndland, Glasgow, after phoning for cops. Sources claim Bridges, 29, continued to row with the pair on the street. One added: "Bridges was running after them." Onlookers said the stand up star was held back by pals as he lunged at two regulars during a row at his local. Both camps were were ordered out of the The Rock in Hyndland, Glasgow after the rammy. But according to witnesses the trouble continued in a nearby street when Bridges, 29, raced after the pair. A source said: "Bridges was running after them." The police were phoned but it was over by the time they got there.
Comic Kevin splashes out £860K on a flat. 22 10 2016
Scots comedian Kevin Bridges slashed out nearly £860,000 to buy a new luxury bachelor pad. The millionaire funnyman had briefly moved back in with his parents in his home town of Clydebank after selling his previous house. The sale came after his split from long-term partner Susan Riddell, with whom he had been in a seven year, on-off relationship. However, the 29-year old comic has now moved back to the West End of Glasgow after buying the five-bedroom duplex apartment in a 142-year-old converted sandstone building. Property records show he paid £875,500 for the home which forms part of the B-listed 19th century building which features two living rooms, a dressing room and a luxury fitted kitchen. a source said: "Kevin loves the area and when this place came up he was keen to snap it up. He is delighted with the place and is just settling in at the moment and making it his own. It's near to lots of nice shops, bars and restaurants and the botanic Gardens is nearby where he likes to walk his dog. Bridges banked a £230,000 profit in January on the luxury townhouse he bought nearly three years ago. The property in Glasgow's exclusive Westbourne Gardens cost £968,500 in 2013. the stand up sold it for "1.2 million. Recently published accounts from his two companies show they have a total value of £4.2million. by Stuart MacDonald
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