PREVIEW: Home is where the laughs are when generations clash

Home Sweet Home Edinburgh Fringe 2018
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THERE’S a whole lot of baggage that comes with being a “millennial” – which can only be magnified when you are also billed as “the future of Scottish stand-up”.

Fitting then that rising comedy star Christopher Macarthur-Boyd’s latest show is based on one of the biggest hang-ups of the millennial generation – living with mum and dad.

To give Macarthur-Boyd additional comedic material to mine, he’s not only sharing living space with his baby boomer generation parents. His new girlfriend has travelled from Australia to live with them as well.

Home Sweet Home skewers the effects of this situation on his love life, mental health, and general wellbeing. It promises jokes about wrestling, modern masculinity, Scottishness, pornography, and crying in train stations.

As well as being one of the 3.4 million adults in the UK who live with their parents, Macarthur-Boyd is a born and bred Glaswegian.

He’s performed stand-up comedy internationally from Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club in downtown Toronto to the fringe festivals of Perth and Adelaide in Australia.

Since doing his first gig at The Stand in 2013, Macarthur-Boyd has been a three-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, a So You Think You’re Funny? finalist, shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award, and twice nominated for Best New Act at the Scottish Comedy Awards. He is yet to win anything.

He’s also recently signed to Off The Kerb – the first Scottish comedian to do so since Kevin Bridges.