John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

July 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

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Two Time Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner


Four Time Chortle Award Nominee


John Kearns returns!


Still a slave to dairy, the Gregorian calendar and Greenwich Mean Time, he is flesh and blood after all. A funny man, not for everyone of course, but remember this mustn’t be mistaken as an invite rather a heads up. Based on the theory that the most interesting places on maps are the empty spaces, John has booked a tour, stopping by at some places that look like people share hot water bottles with their landlords. The show implores you to learn lessons from your ceiling and realise Fred Astaire actually knew very well what he was doing. Directed by Olivier winner, Jon Brittain.


Past Reviews


“He has forged comedy gold” ★★★★★ Chortle


“A supreme stand up – richly idiosynchratic comedy” ★★★★ The Guardian


“A true comedy original” ★★★★★ Time Out

“A distant, absurdist cousin of Tony Hancock… one of the oddest and most original comic performers on the Fringe.” ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

“Kearns could be your new King of Comedy” ★★★★★ The Evening Standard




***** The Skinny

‘Kearns’ feat of making the surreal seem so accessible is terrifyingly brilliant, in an hour of magnificent bafflement.’


**** ½ Shortcom

‘A rip roaring raucous affair that’ll leave you with a smile and a feeling of the world that we might be alright.’


**** The List

‘Poetic hour of image-laden stand-up and unique observations’

**** The Scotsman

‘Kearns’ poised, poetic stream of consciousness is the whirring logic of a very funny man with a profound understanding of the human condition.’

**** Fest Mag