A BAFTA award-winning Scottish comic is set to shed light on the parallels between his own life and that of David Bowie at a show in Cove Burgh Hall.

Jack Docherty, star of the 1990s cult TV sketch show Absolutely and more recently of the BBC sitcom Scot Squad, is bringing his show David Bowie and Me: Parallel Lives to Cove Burgh Hall on Saturday, June 15.

Docherty interviewed the rock star while hosting his own chat show, The Jack Docherty Show, in the early days of Channel 5 way back in 1997.

A spokesperson from production company Gilded Balloon said: “The comic, author, actor, and writer uses his time spent with Bowie on The Jack Docherty Show in 1997 as a jumping-off point to take audiences on a hilarious trip through topics ranging from first love, hedonism, mortality, and why you should always meet your heroes.

“From AI to culture wars, families, to teenage years, Jack’s love of Bowie will kick off an emotionally driven journey of comedy as he takes fans on a trip through the inner workings of his masterful mind.

“Perfecting his craft as a sketch comic, chat-show host, writer, author, actor and presenter, David Bowie and Me showcases Jack Docherty at his very best.”

The 62-year-old made his performing debut at the Edinburgh Fringe way back in 1980 alongside his schoolfriends Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and Pete Baikie, who would go on to form the core of the Absolutely sketch show, alongside John Sparkes and Morwenna Banks, which ran for four series from 1989 to 1993.

Alongside Hunter, he would go on to star in the Absolutely spin-off Mr Don and Mr George.


It was recently announced that Docherty, who also starred as Ben Gray in The Creatives (1998-2000) and alongside Mark Williams in 2000's The Strangerers on Sky One, will be returning to his Scot Squad role as The Chief in a new spin-off series, centred solely around the fan-favourite character, Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson.

David Bowie and Me: Parallel Lives will start at 8pm and will end by 10pm, with doors opening at 7.15pm.

Tickets cost £15 and are available at coveburghhall.org.uk/events/event/jack-docherty.