Brendon Burns: Y'know Love n God n Metaphysics n Shit
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Brendon talks about being single and not enjoying it, his failed sexual encounters with women, as well as the political and moral choices we seem to be given in Western society. He also tackles the subject of atheism with his personal take on spirituality, quantum physics, pantheism (Nature and God being one and the same), sentience, accountability and evolution marrying them all in a conclusive human need for allegory to explain it all.
Richard minor - 05/05/2013
I understand that many people find his type of comedy amusing which is fair enough. Bit i found he swore too much and appeared to be riding on Mikc Foley's coat tails. Almost every joke he namedrops Foley and again to me, he feels really offensive and at times he was quite scary and intimidating. I wasnt sorry to see him go
Alex - 29/08/2010
Will make you think, but you won't necessarily get a belly laugh. I get the impression Brendon wants to be something other than a comedian. Not that he wasn't funny, he was. But his passion seems to have shifted from making the audience laugh to making them engage their brain. No bad thing.
Rachel - 11/08/2010
Self indulgent are the words that sum this show up perfectly. It felt like he wasn't bothered about entertaining the crowd only his mate who was the only person he interacted with. No real structure to it and although the end was OK you were left with a feeling of was that it? The only laughter was that of those who were only laughing as it was Brendon Burns rather than Brendon Burns being funny. Loads of people walked out of this show which says it all.
Ed W - 10/08/2010
Great! Saw the show yesterday and it was tight. Def don’t recognise the sloppy beginning described. For me, this is Burns back on form! I liked the banter and the crowd work the guitarist does. I thought it served to keep the show from getting heavy as there are big topics going on here. Eastgate and Brendon work well together and the matesness between them includes the audience. It is a shocking some of the time - but I wouldn’t want it any other way and it is also heartfelt. Burns is humble and likeable in a way I haven’t seen a so-called ‘offensive’ or ‘angry’ comic pull off fully yet. The stuff on atheism was kind of rambling - or maybe I just didn’t follow! but it is LONG overdue and very fresh. You get the feeling that Burns is still working out how he feels about it - a lot like everyone in the room. In fact, me and my girlfriend actually left this show feeling better about ourselves. it made us realize how rare that is in comedy these days with so many of them just tearing everything apart, this is a brilliant antidote to all the wingey cynic haters out there... get under it!
Paul Farnham - 10/08/2010
Loved this one! Mr. Burns made me feel like a human being last night. Loved the section on not giving a fuck. Thanks for speaking up for a lot of us mate.
Andy B - 10/08/2010
Fair enough it was two for one but I got the impression that brendon and his lovely pet were getting more out of their own interaction than the audience did from the show. The show was a rag bag of ideas (that had nothing to do with the title) but still had a great deal to warm to. There were splenetic rants that fascinated and were funny , the usual splendid images apt and coruscating at the same time. And to this he added his own insight on everything from paedophilia to belief or not in god. Brendon hates anyone to be boxed in. He kept saying that revelations in this show embarrassed him but it seemed unlikely from the joy he got from revealing them. The end seemed to be an affirmation of love and it would have been interesting if he had written some comedy about it rather than tacked on the comedians equivalent of the voiceover ending in blade runner. That said it will no doubt get focussed as the run goes on and he gets a bit less pleased with himself and even in the present state is worth a 3.5
Cameron - 09/08/2010
God love ya Brendon! Makes me proud to be an ozzy. Loved the music too. Cam