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LEO KEARSE


Leo started his comedy career in 2009 when he entered a gong show for a dare and won! Leo now regularly headlines, opens and MCs at clubs and theatres throughout London and Essex. He is available for 10-30 min paid or trial spots.

Competitions:
Winner, Chelmsford Comedian of the Year 2012
Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act 2012
Finalist, Leicester Square New Act
Beat King Gong, Sept 2012

TV:
BBC2, 2012, Funny Business
Al Jazeera, 2012, feature on comedy
ITV’s Show Me The Funny, 2011, final audition
Also appeared in the Guardian and the Metro and a regular on the Social Network radio show. Leo produces a popular podcast with fellow comedian Tony Marrese.

Acclaim for Leo:
“overflowing with energy…inspired riffing…a deserved winner” – This Is Essex
“Very funny, very dirty, occasionally shocking, but edgily likeable and happily endearing, eliciting the guilty pleasure of laughter from a wide-eyed audience” The List ****
“Very tall and very funny…such energy and aplomb that the audience is left powerless to resist…one of the most enjoyable shows of the Fringe” Three Weeks ****
“Leo Kearse is a strong performer and delivers a good set with a good mix of material. He makes his offensive material is amiable and unthreatening. Gets an atmosphere going and keeps this up.” Fringe Report
“Terrific material, great presence – like a young Doug Stanhope” – Stewart Francis

Edinburgh 2013:
2013 will see Leo appear in two Edinburgh Fringe shows for the full run:
23:45 at the City Café – a double header with Tony Marrese
14:30 at the Gothic Bar – appearing as “Atella the Pun” in a pun based show with Darren Walsh

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