John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

Comedy (stand-up, absurdist)

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  • Monkey Barrel Comedy - Monkey Barrel 3
  • 16:45
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: John Kearns
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner presents his fourth show. He meanders, he loses his track, he overshoots his mark, he drops his glasses, he meets himself coming back, he digresses, he alters direction, he sinks in at the knees, he rolls over like a log, he forgets the drift, he drops someone flat, he exaggerates, oversimplifies, falsifies, evades the issue; he dawdles, he dwindles, he trips over his own feet, he runs away with himself, he implicates others, he misses the point, he ends up at the same place.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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The Skinny (5/5 stars) 103 days ago

With his fake teeth and Friar Tuck wig, John Kearns is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with an hour that has the qualities of a waking dream. His character itself is perfectly pitched, with a personality reminiscent of a pub-philosopher standing at the end of the bar with the ability...

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The List (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Poetic hour of image-laden stand-up and unique observations...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

As he reflects in a message to his younger self, John Kearns has talked with crowds yet remained true to himself, even if his stand-up remains niche. ...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

John Kearns is such a virtuoso performer that an audience is irrelevant. Some performers (and this is no criticism of those) respond to receptive, enthused, alert audiences and are inspired or goaded to up their game, feed the reciprocal cycle … Read More ...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

The award-winning John Kearns is back after a couple of years away from the Fringe. And the wig and false teeth are back too. His shtick remains the same – an idiosyncratic approach to comedy that unsettles and beguiles, all leading somewhere intangible, opaque and fascinating. It’s a persona difficult...

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