Leo Kearse: Transgressive

Comedy (stand-up, satire)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Nightclub
  • 21:15
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: PME Edinburgh Live Ltd present
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Leo's previous show Right-Wing Comedian was banned from venues following allegations of transphobia, despite being written with a transwoman he dated. His new show is a candid account of sex and censorship, ripping into political correctness, environmentalists and 'wokeness'. But most of all the Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017/18 is shockingly funny. Not for people who sign online petitions. As seen on BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals and the Comedy Store. 'Kearse is seriously good. Quick, funny, smart and to the point... Hilarious' (Scotsman). 'A giant of the art' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Genuinely offensive... A traumatic experience' (TheNationalStudent.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Access to the Nightclub is via steps or lift down to Basement level then level access into the performance space. Some additional seating upstairs in the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • 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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klapaucius 97 days ago

I saw Leo last year for the first time and very glad to see him still punching hard in all directions, despite being mislabeled and banned by politically correct and woke organisers. He must have a really hard time on Twitter too!
Hilarious jokes (many new ones this year), energetic delivery and opinions that some of the audience were clearly afraid of. Not necessarily against them, just afraid of not knowing how to react, forgetting that this is a comedy show!
Leo brings some fresh air to what's increasingly turning into a stuffy echo-chamber of modern life.

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The List (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

Constant laughs for a comedian who feels like an outsider...

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

Leo Kearse: Transgressive definitely crosses some lines, but Kearse’s comedic talent and timing pulls you through and will make sure you end up finding something to laugh at.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 102 days ago

Labelling himself a "right wing comedian" seems like a counterproductive move on the part of Leo Kearse, for at no point during Transgressive do we get an impression of him having any sincerely held political convictions whatsoever. He criticises the left-wing consensus among a new breed of woke performers, but...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 102 days ago

Leo Kearse is, in a way, like the Great White Shark. Watch him work and you soon realise that there are many many, more people attacking him than being attacked by him. ...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 109 days ago

Leo Kearse isn't, by his own admission, a 'woke' comedian. (Apparently he's got a lot of toxic masculinity – though he surely gains some brownie points for at least checking.) What he doesn't have, at least initially at this particular performance, is a spotlight; which is slightly ironic given he...

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