Press Quotes

‘A rising star’ – The Metro


A bleak, existential cry about the mundane futility of existence. With jokes. Strong stuff indeed’ – Chortle


‘Elegantly crafted, full of ludicrous description and hilariously ratcheted-up.’ – The Scotsman 

'a highly engaging storyteller and, like any good comic, it very much feels like it’s only you in the room with him. What sets McPherson apart as a performer is there’s yet to be anyone else to explore the pain that comes with being a ‘millenial’ with quite so much accuracy and intimacy... [They] aren’t topics that scream comedy gold mine. But in McPherson’s hands, they are beyond hilarious.' **** - The Skinny

‘A densely-written, gag-packed show of drily-delivered, exasperated cynicism. Consistently funny. Even, sometimes especially, when he goes off-script’ **** - FringeMonkey




'Top Fringe Shows', The Skinny, Edinburgh Fringe 2019

John Kearns Tour Support, 2019

Amused Moose National New Comic Final 2019
Scottish Comedian of the Year Final 2016 & 2017

So You Think You're Funny? Final 2016

Best Newcomer, Scottish Comedy Awards 2016

Chortle Student Comedy Awards Final 2015

As a performer:

TV / Online

Scot Squad Hogmanay Special, BBC Scotland, 2021
Scot Squad Euros Special, BBC Scotland, 2021
Scot Squad, BBC Scotland, 2017 - present

Scot Squad: Leaders Off The Record, BBC iPlayer, 2019

The State of It, BBC Scotland, 2018 - present

Socially Distant With Susan Calman, BBC Scotland 2020

Bad Influencer, BBC Scotland, 2019
Sanjeev Kohli's Big Talk, BBC Scotland, 2019
Leaving Facebook, Channel 4 Sparks
The Comedy Underground, BBC Scotland, 2018

STV Late Show, STV, 2016



The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected, BBC Radio Scotland, 2020

Stop The Press, BBC Radio Scotland, 2018

The Comedy Underground, BBC Radio Scotland, 2018

BBC New Comedy Award, BBC Radio 4 Xtra, 2017, 2019

As a writer:



Scot Squad Series 7, BBC Scotland (writer & Story Producer), 2022
Scot Squad Hogmanay Special, BBC Scotland (writer & Story Producer), 2021

Scot Squad Euros Special, BBC Scotland (writer & Script Editor), 2021
Scot Squad - The Chief Does Democracy, BBC Scotland, 2021
The State of It, BBC Scotland, 2018 

Breaking the News, BBC Scotland, 2019

Sketchland, BBC Two Scotland, 2015

What's Funny About... The Indyref, BBC Two Scotland, 2014


Breaking the News, BBC Radio Scotland, 2017, 2018

Newsjack, BBC Radio 4 Xtra, 2017


ICYMI: Stuart McPherson on Peep Show, The Skinny