Barry Murphy

Bremner's excellent new three-part series considers comedians from three different countries, comparing and contrasting their style and material with our own culture. Still to come are the 'don of Irish comedy' Barry Murphy and veteran Swiss satirist Viktor Giacobbo, but first Bremner meets The Netherlands' Hans Teeuwen, an absurdist performer and singer from Amsterdam who has been making waves over here since 2007. Teeuwen's deranged act teeters on the edge of sanity, but here he makes perfect sense as he deconstructs his artform, explaining to Bremner how he likes to play with audience perceptions in the same unsettling way as director David Lynch does in his films and TV shows.

Daily Mail, 7th March 2010