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Dumb White Guy: Brendon Burns, Jamali Maddix, Daniel Veinbergs, Desiree Burch, Ola
"Dumb White Guy – an egalitarian, unscripted live talk show, featuring stand up from a plethora of comedians on a range of social issues, intercut with completely uncensored chat.
Loosely based on Brendon Burns’ critically acclaimed podcast Dumb White Guy where he travelled the world repeatedly performing as the ethnic minority in the room and interviewed comics of different sexuality, ethnicity and gender, asking, funnily enough, dumb white guy questions. Through this, Burns saw how comedy breaks down barriers and can be one of the most empathetic forms of communication. Here he’ll be the Dumb White Guy on the panel, asking the questions others may be too politically correct to ask. He might be clumsy and occasionally crass but he’ll make sure he gets to the heart of matter. Come, laugh, wince and have some preconceptions challenged.
This month’s theme is:
Everything You Wanted To Know About Black People But Were Too Afraid To Ask
Why, when we think of black people, do we just think of skin colour? The Afro-Carribean community is more culturally diverse than any other ‘minority’ in the world. Nobody looks at Europe as one country, yet Afro-Caribbeans who come from nearly 60 different countries, all with their own language and culture, are often regarded as a single group. Black folk aren’t even all descended from the same continent. Burns looks to examine this in his own cack-handed way.
Joining him on the panel this week will be:
Jamali Maddix – British Jamaican and just as obsessed with racial dynamics as Brendon.
Daniel Veinbergs – A young white Estonian comedian who’s never met any black people except Jamali.
Desiree Burch – A warm-hearted and charismatic African American New Yorker who only knows about the white part of her heritage as they didn’t keep track of where they’d stolen the black part from.
Ola – Young British Nigerian who is a self-producer and super-motivated. He worked out at a very young age no one’s going to hand him a god damn thing."
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Noisy, manic and in-your-face comedian from Australia. This foul-mouthed antipodean is known as a masterly exponent of his art, intelligent and hilarious, railing against bigotry without preaching and taking the audience to the edge of their belief systems with his full on comedy routine. Brendon has appeared on The 11 O'clock Show and The Stand Up Show.
'The most jaw-droppingly awkward, painful, yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we've ever seen' (Time Out)
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With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a fresh perspective, he already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond his years. He is known for his 'Hate Thy Neighbour' documentary series about the rise of the far right on Viceland TV.
His natural confidence and charm allow him to tread gracefully across more sensitive topics leaving many of his contemporaries behind.
He has won the Comedy Café New act of the Year Competition and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award in 2014.
Big things await this natural talent.
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Raised in L.A., developed artistically in NY and currently resides in London. Her brash and energetic comedy style has been seen on NBC and E4, and made her the winner of the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award for stand-up. As a writer and performer, she makes raw and gutsy work. Her critically-acclaimed solo show 52 Man Pickup has toured internationally and her solo piece Tar Baby won a 2015 Fringe First for new writing at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.
In 2015, Desiree Burch, “a larger than life New Yorker… who brought the roof down” (–The Independent), won the Funny Women stage award for stand-up comedy.
On screen, Desiree has been featured on E4s World’s Greatest Bodyshockers and NBC’s Before the Morning After. Huffington Post has listed her as one of their Favorite Female Comedians.
Live comedy credits include Spank, Angel Comedy, Greg Shapiro Presents, Shaggers, Right Now! with Carolyn Castiglia, Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train, and The Big C Comedy Gala in Edinburgh.
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A young, driven and hugely talented stand up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence. Ola is renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour.
Renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour, Ola has appeared on The Comedy Store on Comedy Central, and he writes for Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing where he also played various roles.
'A confident, laid-back performer with a refreshing honesty and an interesting story to tell. He has some really smart jokes' (The Scotsman).
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