Edinburgh Preview Double Bill:
Luke Kempner & Jonny and The Baptists
Luke Kempner is an exceptionally talented comedian, impressionist, actor and singer. After 4 years in the West End with Les Miserables, Avenue Q and South Pacific, Luke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs At Downton. Since then, Luke has gone from strength to strength, taking his one man show The Only Way Is Downton to theatres and festivals across the UK and U.S.A. 2018 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of his 4th show House Of Faces which he is touring the UK with this year.
Alongside his live work, Luke has a burgeoning television and radio career. He created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015. Luke is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s institution The Now Show and News Jack. A regular on BAFTA winning Murder In Successville. He was the breakout star of The Imitation Game on ITV last year and finished the year appearing on the Royal Variety Performance. In the Summer of 2016, Luke became the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, he filmed 9 series and has been hailed “a blumin’ genius!” by Dawn French.
‘A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat’ Chortle
‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show… a teatime hour of unalloyed pleasure’ ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
‘An evening of fizzing virtuosity… a blissful flight of surreal fancy’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage
‘Kempner’s performance skill brings numerous characters to life before your eyes and provides an hour of fun-filled entertainment’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Jonny and the Baptists
Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers – are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, at festivals and most recently a 50-date UK tour of their hit show “Eat The Poor”. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country.
Jonny & the Baptists have regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4 including The Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama; and recently appeared on the BBC TV’s Live at Television Centre. They have topped the iTunes comedy chart with single Farage, supported Mark Thomas on tour and appeared at major festivals from Latitude and Kaleidoscope to Tolpuddle Martyrs and Greenbelt.
Their UK tours Stop UKIP (2014), Rock The Vote (2015) and The End Is Nigh (2016) and Eat The Poor (2017) have played to packed theatres, arts centres and comedy venues up and down the country to thousands of audiences.
‘Politically energised, raucously silly…broad, daft and punchy’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘Wickedly amusing’ ★★★★ The Times
‘Top 10 UK Comedy Talents: Uproarious rock’n’ ROFL-ing… the melodies are as good as the punchlines’ ★★★★ The Independent on Sunday
‘Superbly crafted’ ★★★★ The Metro
‘Seriously funny’ ★★★★ The Stage
7.30pm-8.30pm (Luke Kempner)
8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval
8.45pm-9.45pm approx (Jonny and The Baptists)
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING