Lakin McCarthy

Lakin McCarthy


Des Clarke

Comedian and TV Presenter


Des Clarke

The Trouble with Being Des

It capped an incredible year which saw Des host the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, watched by a global TV audience of 1 billion. He also has a huge following in Scotland for his hit Capital Radio Breakfast Show.

Des is an award-winning stand up comedian who first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe as a teenager. Since then he has travelled the world with his warm and offbeat brand of humour, gaining fans and critical acclaim along the way.

In his latest show, Des reveals he is at a crossroads in life and has some things he needs to get off his chest. This time it’s personal. All part of the Trouble With Being Des.


“This is a great way to spend an hour. Nice one Des”
Kate Copstick (The Scotsman)

“He unearthed the kind of gems you are only rewarded with when the bravery to interact - and care about the response you recieve”
The Herald

“A solid hour of hilarious homespun comedy this very funny, very Scottish stand up show”
Three Weeks

“Genuinely funny… Clarke isn’t a ‘dangerous’ comedian unless you’re worried about losing bladder control from laughing too much”
Broadway Baby

“Everything he says is hilarious and he manages to say so much you’re getting double the comedy for your money”
Edinburgh Fringe