Encore Performance: Connor Burns Extends Debut Tour with Extra Show at 5.30pm – Almost Sold Out at 8.30pm! Following a Smash-Hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 Run
Scottish comedy sensation Connor Burns has added an extra show at the Lyceum in Edinburgh, following hot on the heels of his totally sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 season, which saw him add 2000 extra seats to what was only his second-ever Edinburgh Fringe.
Vertigo is a punchline-packed show featuring relationships, submarines, and the inevitable family drama. Hilarious, relatable and a bit rude in places, Connor’s quick wit entwined with his sharp material has seen him become one of Scotland’s fastest rising comedy stars.
From his highly controversial shocking suggestions for coping with the cost-of-living crisis if you have a big family, to his side-splitting fascination with accents and their effect when away from home, and his hilarious aversion to drinking with Millennials, Burns makes the most of his exceptional wit to provide caustic observations on everything and anything, from the mundane quotidian to the meaning of life.
His modest stage presence combined with outstanding comic timing sees him effortlessly land punchline after punchline, all perfectly timed, as quips fly at the audience at lightning-fast frequency. Burns is fearless when it comes to close-to-the bone humour, and nothing and no one is spared. But his comedy is expertly composed and delicately pitched; meaning no matter how shocking the material, there is no punching down.
In 2023 Connor sold-out multiple solo shows across Australia with a two-month tour where, on top of selling out his solo shows at the country’s comedy festivals, he opened for the international stand-up tour ‘Daniel Sloss: CAN’T’ as well as closing the Sydney Comedy Festival gala at the Sydney Opera House. In June Connor filmed his debut comedy special, “Vertigo” at the Glasgow Stand for future release. And in 2022 he toured his previous solo show ‘Downunder’ an unprecedented three times in one year additionally taping a set in Sydney for the illustrious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
In November 2023 Connor will make his New York debut with a run at the prestigious off-Broadway Soho Playhouse theatre as part of the famous “Fringe Encore” season alongside UK “name” acts including Tim Key, Milo McCabe (Troy Hawke), Ed Byrne and Larry Dean
Connor Burns: Vertigo is the first-ever UK tour by an exciting and fresh artist, who is universally expected to go all the way to the top.
What the press have said about Connor Burns
‘There is a great comedy talent at work here. The material is packed in like chips in a poke and Burns himself is genuinely likeable, with that straightforward delivery that reassures you there is a real person up there and that he is a great bloke… There is nothing he sets his comedic sights on that he misses… he is fearless and it is wonderful… hilarious!’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
‘Brilliant… gags coming at you at a terrifying rate, with particularly eye-watering lines scattered liberally throughout. But what elevates Burns’ act is his sheer fearlessness… skilfully balanced and carefully pitched… he’ll go far.’ ★★★★ The List (2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
‘Connor clearly has a brilliant comedy mind and he is already a hugely gifted stand-up. His understated stage presence and superb comic timing see him land punchline after punchline perfectly, and some sneaky set-ups for future callbacks are a delight when they reveal themselves… Impressive!’
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