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Neath Comedy Festival: Brendon Burns, Paul James, Ignacio Lopez
BRENDON BURNS: HASN’T HEARD OF YOU EITHER
Aussie comic Brendon Burns is an Edinburgh Fringe Award Winner, cult legend on the world comedy circuit, he has done some TV and has released several chart topping DVDs, pretty much every comic on the world scene has a funny Brendon Burns story, so why isn't he better known? In this show he addresses exactly why he has managed to remain a painfully anonymous figure in the UK (the country where he is actually based!) as well as his recent discovery that he is partially deaf.
Brendon has performed for over two decades at every major festival around the world and has performed on every continent in the world except the Antarctic (gig pending).
This is not your everyday comic. His energy is enticing; his turn of phrase is course yet oddly eloquent, whilst he himself somehow remains fully accessible and intensely loveable. Never pompous and ever self-deprecating he just somehow seems to get away with murder. Not so much a “truth-sayer” but a traditionally harmless and inclusive warm-hearted court jester. His influence is ubiquitous throughout the stand up world. Often replicated but never matched, his shows aren’t just extended sets, Burns specialises in creating experiences: forever experimenting with the form and throwing himself new challenges.
We are very pleased to have this show as part of the Neath Comedy Festival 2014.
‘Not only has he been pushing back the boundaries of taste for years, I’m quite certain he has no idea where they are.’ Jimmy Carr.
‘His peers are not other stand ups but more from the literary World. Burns is the William Burrows and Charles Bukowski of stand up.’ Guardian.
With Support from Paul James and Ignacio Lopez.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
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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Welsh stand-up comic, once described as what would happen if Tim Vine hadn't found God.
'Revered as a comedic demi-god ... he has a gritty, down-to-earth accessibility that wins crowds over everywhere' (The Western Mail)
'Not only a consistent barrage of quality lines , but a stage presence that takes the audience wherever he wants to take them' (Cardiff Comedy Festival)
'Paul weaves the dark and dirty into comedy gold. A solid gagsmith who is getting bigger and bigger' (Laughing Mic Comedy).
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“Had The Crowd Roaring" - Get Reading
“Unique and Hilarious" - Buzz Magazine
“A Stroke of Genius” - Digital Spy
“A Pitch Perfect Set” - Wales Online
Ignacio Lopez has been wowing audiences internationally with his individual style and high gag-rate since 2010. A frequent headliner and MC in top comedy clubs all over the UK, Ignacio also performs regularly at corporate functions, private shows, military gigs, sports dinners, art centres and festivals.
In 2015 Ignacio sold out solo festival performances in Edinburgh, Brighton, Reading, Cardiff and Neath.
In 2016 Ignacio produced and hosted a comedy series for Made Television called ‘Comedy Sheep Stand-Up’, which was the first show to be broadcast across the UK network in a primetime weekend slot.
In 2017 Ignacio is touring his new show ‘EspañYOLO’ in theatres around the UK.
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