'Sight Gags for Perverts', is how one critic described Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove upon its release. Stan cherished this, writing it down on a list headed 'Titles in Search of a Script'. It was never made, this won't be either. I've got a little wig and some false teeth, a few things to say about Berlin Zoo before wearing a dress and singing Bruce Springsteen. Support from Yogi Baby. 'Weird, room splitting lunacy' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Brilliant' (Time Out). 'One of the most bizarre and brilliant hours of comedy I've ever witnessed' (LeicesterComedyScene.co.uk). 'Tremendous originality' (BroadwayBaby.com).
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Sight Gags for Perverts, is how one critic described Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove upon its release. Stan cherished this, writing it down on a list headed 'Titles in Search of a Script'. It was never made. This won't be either.
I wear a little wig and some false teeth. It's a disguise you see. I talk about holidaying on your own, the state of comedy as we know it and how we all just want to bloody feel something for gods sake. There is a sing-a-long at the beginning and support is provided by Yogi Baby. You'll know when the show has finished as I'll be in a dress, sporting heels and singing Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen. People have told me to take the wig off, some say I don't need the teeth, others wonder what the voice is, what they're laughing at, what's true and what's made up. There's one bit that can go either way depending on the audience. Not me.
Sight Gags For Perverts is John Kearns' debut hour at the Edinburgh Festival. Having performed for several years at The Fringe as part of Dinner Party with Pat Cahill in 2011, The Lunchtime Club in 2011, The Pleasance Reserve in 2012, this is Kearns' first solo show is an experience not to be missed. The show has previewed at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, ARGC, and Machynlleth Comedy Festival. John will also be performing in Colin Hoult's Real Horror Show at the Assembly Roxy throughout The Fringe.
Kearns has been a staple of both at Weirdos and ACMS, performing the lead role of Peter in the spectacular production of Hook in December 2012. Kearns also performs with Dan Cook in the online comedy series Yellow Card.
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