John Gavin Bio

Scottish Comedian of the Year Champion – John Gavin, started his career unknowingly in July 2008, when John’s wife put him forward for a competition for newcomers at the Edinburgh Fringe. He had never performed comedy before. He did so well he got through to the final of the UK-wide ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition within the first month of his comedy career before going on to win Scottish Comedian of the Year in 2009!

John offers tales of his home life with a wife and 3 young daughters, essentially a 6ft tattooed man who has been subjected to far too much High School Musical and pink fluffy toys.

‘His effortless likeability and unaffected charm make his conversational set all the more engaging…he has all the makings of a class act’


‘There’s a rosy future ahead for John Gavin’

The Scotsman

‘Hard hitting and side splitting’

Daily Record

‘Gavin’s glib delivery is fresh and inspiring, despite the conventional subject matter. Definitely a comedian I hope to see more’

The Skinny

‘A very impressive showing’

Edinburgh Evening News