Ray Bradshaw – Q&A
Multi award winning comedian Ray Bradshaw is forever being told “you look just like my mate…” wherever he goes. It’s been happening for years, and he’s worried about it. Either someone is cloning generic bald men or, there’s a ginger bearded bald man out there who’s doing a bad job of stalking Ray. In his brand-new show ‘Doppelginger’, Ray is going to use the latest in genetic research (the internet) to try and put an end to this once and for all. He’s on a quest to find the person who looks most like him.
‘Doppelginger’ is a funny heartwarming comedy show about a silly search for a man with an orange beard who’s follicly challenged – shows are coming to Hull Social (24th April) & Leeds Wardrobe (25th April) in 2024.
But before that, we caught up with him to hear his Famous Last Words…
Last thing you did that made you feel good?
I’m 35 now and my body is falling to bits, so after years of playing amateur football and not stretching before or after a game, I’d probably say sit down on the floor without both my knees cracking.
Last thing you’d want to be doing right now?
Probably stand back up after sitting on the floor because I know the inevitable knee cracking is going to happen.
Last night on Earth… What’s your poison?
Cyanide always looks quite fun in the movies, so I’d maybe go with that after a big empowering speech. That or a lager. Hard to choose.
Last supper… What are you ordering?
I’ve thought about my death row meal way too much for a soft guy who lives in Glasgow and has only committed 12-19 minor crimes in Arkansas. I’d want to go to a chippy and have one of everything. No better way to go out for a Scottish man than overpowering his own heart with fried food. They’d make me a patron saint.
Last person you’d want to share a drink with?
Jacob Rees-Mogg. I’d imagine he’s got really dry lips and he’d want me to drink a port or a brandy that has been in his family for generations. Imagine how boring the conversation would be and I reckon he’d be dreadful at football trivia.
Last time you shed a tear and why?
I did a gig for only bald ginger men in Glasgow a few weeks ago and I shed a tear at just how beautiful it was. It was like a Michelangelo painting. Just stunning. Trying to get the photo from the gig to be recognised as a new wonder of the world.
Last refuge… where would you go?
I’d go to my mum and dad’s house and ask my mum to put me in a ‘safe place’ because if I’m being hunted down there’s no way they’ll ever find me because anytime my mum puts something in a safe place it is never to be seen again. Not that I’m still bitter about the time I lost my passport when I was 18 and missed some days in Magaluf. And when I say I in that previous sentence I definitely mean my mum.
Last the course… tips on loot, love & life?
Don’t watch Marley and Me on a first date unless you want the other person to see you as a blubbering wreck. The fact that that film got included in the comedy category was an absolute war crime. It ruined me. A good life tip is if you’re on a stag do is always take some older people with you; dads, uncles, postmen – just whoever you can get your hands on for three days in Prague. They make it so much better and will teach you some life lessons. They might also get drunk and tell you how your friend was conceived and it can really ruin relationships.
Last but one… random question: Tell us about something that interests you that nobody else knows about. Like Gaelic football… or porcelain.
I know all the words to ‘Perfect Moment’ by Martine McCutcheon and I thought I was going to take that secret to the grave. A belter of a song.
Your Famous Last Words?
Don’t be a dick.
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