The UK's most revealing and fearless new face of stand-up has had a busy year. Since performing his sold-out show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 he has worked as a male prostitute (Male Hookers Uncovered, Current TV), explored his sex addiction (Confessions of a Sex Addict, BBC3), fought an epic internal battle for feminism and tried to find true love. Will this hilarious Lothario's twisted boyfriend experience ever result in happiness? 'Charismatic and charming ... pretty darned impressive' (Chortle.co.uk). 'The sexual charisma of Russell brand and undercutting self-awareness of Jack Whitehall ... unsparing attractive honesty!' (LondonIsFunny.com/Edinburgh).
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Jeff Leach returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his second comedy show, unleashing his relentlessly revealing stand up on an unsuspecting Edinburgh audience once more. Every evening at The Gilded Balloon Jeff will take them on an adventure documenting his extreme life experiences over the past twelve months and share a mature and thoughtful assessment of what it is to become boyfriend material.
The UK's most revealing and fearless new face of stand-up has had an insanely busy year. Since performing his acclaimed sold-out debut at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011, Jeff Leach has gone to previously unheard of extremes to better understand society and also himself. Under a year ago he worked as a male prostitute for his submersive documentary Male Hookers Uncovered (Current TV) and six months later explored his sex addiction and embraced a life of celibacy in Confessions Of A Sex Addict (BBC3).
Following on from these programmes Jeff has gone on to fight an epic internal battle for his inner feminist against his sexual demons and ultimately searched for true love. Will this hilarious lothario's twisted boyfriend experience ever result in contentment or happiness? See Jeff spin entertaining tales covering the past year and how he has overcome his addiction to naively stumble his way through the unexplored world of monogamy.
Jeff Leach is a multi-talented comic, actor and presenter hell bent on world domination. This year alone he has toured the country with his own opulent and revealing brand of stand-up comedy, filmed a British feature film for release in Autumn 2012 all whilst writing a new comedy series and developing a documentary series. He is a London New Comedian Awards Finalist and Amused Moose Laughter Awards Top Ten Finalist. After landing the lead role in the RSC's Complete Works Festival and presenting for Xfm and Kerrang! Radio whilst at university, he was snapped up to present The Surgery and Scene Stealers for BBC Switch.
Since then he has presented Big Brother's Big Mouth (E4), The National Lottery (BBC1), Most Annoying People of 2011, Britain in Bed, Celebrity Scissorhands and Comic Relief Naughty Bits. He presents all of Virgin Media On Demand's music programmes and hosted two series of the hit show What Did I Do Last Night (Current TV) and went undercover for Male Hookers Uncovered (Current TV). Jeff kicked off 2012 with Confessions of a Sex Addict (BBC3), a hilarious and heartfelt authored documentary interweaving stand-up comedy and psychoanalysis of a previously ignored and very real addiction. He is currently working on a series of documentaries and a sitcom.
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