Larger than life and twice as much fun, Raymond Mearns is one of the most experienced performers in the United Kingdom and beyond - and still one of the hardest working.
Having earned his spurs hosting comedy nights at some of the most improbable venues in the country, Raymond has now hit the big time as a much sought-after compere. He regularly hosts nights at some of the biggest Comedy Clubs in the UK including The Stand Comedy Clubs - where he is now one of the resident MC's. Other clubs including the massive Jongleurs chain, The Hyena, The Frog and Bucket and The Glee regularly use his services as well as his stint as a festival headliner at the very prestigious New York Underground Comedy Festival in 2005. Outside of his hosting duties, his natural rapport with an audience and unerring ability to work a gag have made him one of the most popular solo acts, capable of producing a tightly structured set but with a remarkably free-flowing style.
Raymond's appetite for performing is rivalled only by his appetite for hot pies. Since starting his career in Glasgo's infamous Comedy Cellar, (then hosted by one Ed Byrne), Raymond has gobbled up the gigs, including a highly successful tour of the Scottish Highlands in 2002, playing to every type of crowd in every type of venue. The result is that he is now one of the most adaptable of all comedians, as quick with his brain as he is with his tongue and ready to dish out a belly-full of laughs to hungry audiences everywhere.
Following a succession of sell out one-man shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow International Comedy Festival - Raymond has made a smooth transition onto the airwaves as a regular contributor to the 'Fred MacAulay Show' (BBC Radio). Additionally Raymond adopted a number of guises on the 'Live Floor Show', (BBC1) throughout 2002/3. During 2005/6 Raymond has appeared on shows as diverse as John Thompson Stands Up for Comedy (Sky/Bravo), The Smith Lectures (BBC RADIO 2) and soon to be heard radio version of the hit improv show Dance Monkey Boy Dance!
Raymond is also an accomplished actor having appeared on both stage and screen - memorably in the BAFTA Award winning short film 'Home' in 1999 - and more recently in Ken Loach ��Ǩ�Ѣs critically acclaimed 'Ae Fond Kiss' which was released in September 2004. In 2006 Raymond was seen in the new BBC Scotland sitcom ''Legit''' and in the ITV cop drama REBUS.