Kevin Bridges has said that the coronavirus pandemic will leave people appreciating life more, once it has loosened its grip on the country.

The Scottish comedian is one of thousands of performers that have been most directly affected by the lockdown, with venues across the UK being closed.

The 33-year-old funny man said that he is trying to use this time for positive effect and is using it to come up with new material for a future tour.

Kevin said he thinks once the outbreak is over people will take more time to enjoy the things they once took for granted before the restrictions were brought in.

He told the PA news agency: "It's a really sad time but I hope we can get through it and get back to normal.

Kevin Bridges has looked for some positives during the coronavirus pandemic

"I think people will appreciate life a bit more and focus on the bigger things and appreciate just being in the pub or going to a park or a comedy club, things you take for granted."

Kevin said that being self-isolated is ideal to come up with new material.

He continued: "I'm working on a new tour with new material so I will be back to writing, I'll be sitting in the house thinking of jokes."

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Kevin also urged people to think of charities during the outbreak and to consider donating if they can afford to as many organisations will be struggling with events such as fundraisers postponed or cancelled.

He recently donated £20,000 to Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) as a tribute to Dylan Hairstains, a boy he met at Robin House near Balloch in 2012.

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The comedian has not forgotten the boy, originally from Lockerbie, who died aged 16 in 2012 after suffering complications from cystic fibrosis.

He said: "I went to visit him in the home, he had a PlayStation and we used to sit and play the computer and he came to a couple of my shows with his family and we kept in touch and had a laugh about football and sadly he passed away, and on Mother's Day I thought it would be nice to do this."

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