Lanky Scot Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big UK clubs by storm. He works for Just The Tonic, Comedy Loft, Jongleurs,Top Secret, Backyard Club, TED Entertainment and many others.
As well as straight standup, he also performs at festivals and cabaret nights as the improvising Pun-Man (Leo is the 2015 UK Pun Champion). Pun-Man got through to the live auditions on Britain's Got Talent. Leo is the co-creator of sellout show Hate 'n' Live, which has top comedians hate on audience suggestions. Leo has toured internationally, performing on four continents.
Leo also acts and runs special events, for example running a comedy treasure hunt at a multi-million pound wedding . He was on ITV Dinner Date (and won), Al Jazeera and BBC2's Funny Business. He makes short films with Tony Marrese, including a Star Wars spoof video that’s had half a million views, and a "Stand up on the tube" stunt that got them in the Mail and Metro and was shared on Ladbible. He has appeared in adverts for Dulcolax and Whiskas.
"Kearse is seriously good. Quick, funny, smart and to the point...hilarious"
Kate Cops tick, The Scotsman
"A giant of the art"
Steve Bennett, Chortle
"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"