The Brendhan Lovegrove Project
30/05/2006 - 03/06/2006
He’s flown the Kiwi comedy flag on the UK Pro Circut for the last four years as both a headliner and a host, now he has returned home, with his wit razor sharp, to challenge audiences to laugh at this years ODDFELLOWS NZ International Comedy Festival.
Arguably the most dangerously talented standup comedian in New Zealand. His manic physical presence combined with a sureness of delivery and material that can, at once, be described as verging on the psychotic side of human nature, has delighted and, indeed, frightened audiences throughout New Zealand.
In 1998 he was a joint Winner of NZ’s prestigious Billy T Award for Comedy, since then his TV credits include “Live At Jongleurs” for UKGold/ITV and countless spots on New Zealand’s’ foremost stand up show “Pulp Comedy”, including the last series which he hosted. Brendhan achieved another first, when he was the first Kiwi to ever get a paid spot at London’s Comedy Store.
Catch him at the top of his game!
Theatre , Comedy , Solo ,
True ingenuity lurks
Review by John Smythe 30th May 2006
Totally at home on stage with his mic, Brendhan Lovegrove is fluent, flippant, outrageous and out there.
It’s a him-against-the world sort of take on life, with every ‘other’ character played in the same half-voice, slightly camp, with over-wrought facial expression. Strange. Much of his material arises from is experiences as a comic which is a bit self-referential.
But beneath Brendhan’s seedy persona, obsession with non-mainstream sexual practices and compulsive need to make us laugh at dwarfs and the mentally retarded – come on mate, move on, eh? – there lurks a truly ingenious comic.
He engages well with the audience, ventures into some surreal riffs and excels in particular with a rave on cricket that’s all the better for sounding spontaneous.
Acquired taste he may be but he’s also an accomplished pro who delivers.
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