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No joke: stand-up comedian Bridges already worth £4m

Scots comedian Kevin Bridges has amassed a £4 million fortune since bursting on to the stand-up scene.

Official figures from the comic's personal company show he has become a multi-millionaire in just a few years.

Bridges, 27, started performing in Glasgow clubs as a teenager before moving on to sell-out tours and a string of TV appearances.

Annual 2013 accounts for his company Dip and Chip show it had total assets of £5,727,990. That included £2,449,883 and £3,278,157 owed to it by debtors. The accounts, filed at Companies House, said the company owed £1,507,697 to unnamed creditors leaving him with shareholders funds of £4,220,293. Bridges, from Clydebank, is the sole director of the company, which was set up in June 2012, and owns all the shares in it. The firm is named after one of his most famous routines about American students eating dip and chip snacks at Chad Hogan's party. A source said: "These are a phenomenal set of figures and show Kevin is on his way to becoming one of the country's richest comedians.

"His popularity and the fact there is not a lot of production costs involved in his shows means he can earn a huge amount of money from touring. He is being financially savvy by channelling his earnings through a company and is obviously getting good advice."

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