You want puns with that? Comedian Neil Hamburger continues August 2010 Soho theatre residency

Neil Hamburger
Neil Hamburger

His character may look like the person to avoid on the bus, but comedian Gregg Turkington's self-proclaimed "world's worst comedian", Neil Hamburger continues with a successful run of gigs at London's Soho Theatre until, and including, Saturday 28th August.

Billed as an 'anti-comedian' (think Andy Kaufman but more abrasive and a far bigger 'loser'), Hamburger has a style that mixes reckless black-wit (normally aimed at hapless celebrities), dour yet direct one-liners and truly shocking puns. As in below-the-belt or crossing-the-line kind of 'shocking'. Occasionally though, the gags are shockingly bad which means that you have an act you can shake your head at AND laugh at/with. The routine is delivered in the style of a failed schlock-lounge comic, down on his luck yet blindly and bitterly determined to soldier on. If he looks familiar to a few of you, he appeared with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy during a promo campaign for the album "The Letting Go".

Tickets are still available for the remaining four evenings, priced at £12.50 - £15. As a flavour of his vapid delivery-style, one of his mid-August 'tweets' began with the question, "Any Motley Crue fans out there. I snapped a picture of their drummer backstage", followed by a 'twitpic' of a dead trapped rat in a shower. You see? You want to go now don't you?

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