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Known for being controversial, aggressive and explicit with his material, Australian comic Brendon Burns has never shied away from making a statement.
The son of inventor Alan Burns – who we can thank for the cylindrical energy transfer unit (wave power to the rest of us) – Burns doesn’t have the likeliest of comedy backgrounds.
The If.comedy award winner cemented his reputation as one of the sharpest comedians of the last decade when his Fringe show ‘So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now’ picked up the Best Show Award.
Since then Burns has spent time touring the globe and in 2008 recorded two live DVD’s for Universal as well as making an appearance on U.S. TV show Paul Provenza’s Green Rooms.
Burns hasn’t spent as much time onscreen as befits a major comedy award winner, but has made appearances on The 11 O'Clock Show alongside Sacha Baron Cohen early on in his career. He has made appearances in the U.S. appearing on Paul Provenza’s Green Rooms in 2009.
IN 2012 Burns followed Louis C.K’s lead by producing a DVD which could be downloaded for as little as £4. The release was a success and is now being considered by more UK comedians.
If you’re looking to find him live then the best bet is a quick scan of the festival line-up’s which would see him regularly headline the Glastonbury comedy tent.
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