This bank holiday Monday!
MONDAY MAY 26TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
LAMP, Leamington Spa
Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.
Brendon Burns: The Brendon Burns Show
This is not your everyday comic. Older, wiser, calmer (And after being fitted with a hearing aid, infinitely quieter) Brendon’s energy is still enticing. His turn of phrase is coarse yet oddly eloquent, whilst remaining fully accessible and intensely loveable. Never pompous and ever self-deprecating he just somehow seems to get away with murder. Not so much an ‘edgy 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.
And now Brendon is branching out on his own, with The Brendon Burns Show, Brendon is looking to write and produce his own online web series: a mix of stand up, sketches and viral videos. Taped during the Edinburgh festival, 10-15 minute episodes to be written directed and produced three to four times a week and once a week thereafter. From the Joe Rogan podcast to Funny or Die, the US has shown us that the future of comedy content is online. See him try out ideas for the show in this preview!
“The single most jaw-dropping, awkward, yet ultimately rewarding bit of stand up we have ever seen” ****** (An unprecedented six out of six) Time Out, London
Sarah Bennetto’s Funeral
Stop all the clocks. You are cordially invited to celebrate the life of Sarah Bennetto, buffoon. Tonight’s Order of Service will include: heartfelt readings, tear-stained eulogies, extended keytar solos and scintillating marketing pitches. Flowers not necessary; impassioned wailing optional. Stay strong. It’s what she would have wanted.
A comedy show, and proof positive that if you want something done right, you’d better do it yourself.
“Superb. Devastating. Edges towards perfection.” **** Three Weeks
“Effervescent, confident, well-structured stand-up.” **** The Age Melbourne
“A storyteller par excellence” – Time Out