Earl Okin is a genuine ‘one off’.
As a singer-songwriter, he was signed to the same company as The Beatles and indeed recorded his first single at Abbey Road Studios and was the only performer ever to open on tour for Paul McCartney & Wings.
As a Jazz and Bossa Nova singer/musician he has given concerts and performed on TV literally around the world from Australia to Brazil….everywhere from The Apollo Theatre in New York to the Palladium in London…indeed, even including Singapore’s own Raffles Theatre.
He has entertained Queen Elizabeth II, not to mention the King & Queen of Sweden…
He has also been a headline act on the unforgiving London comedy circuit for years and years and triumphed at the Edinburgh Festival in the UK for 18 straight years, not to mention the Adelaide Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs in Montreal.
He is genuinely unique and unmissable.
Brendon Burns (comedian) is an Australian comedian who has mostly performed in the UK. Burns’ stand-up routine is typified by an aggressive, confrontational delivery.
Burns’ television career began, alongside Sacha Baron Cohen and Ricky Gervais, as a performer on Channel 4′s late-night spontaneous comedy show The Eleven O’Clock Show. He has subsequently appeared as a presenter on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, and as the conductor of masterclasses in stand-up (again on ITV).
Burns appeared on ITV2′s Comedy Cuts.
Brendon won the if.comedy award for his show So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Also at the 2007 Fringe, Brendon Burns appeared alongside Adam Hills and Sammy J in a stage version of Breaker Morant by The Comedians’ Theatre Company directed by Phil Nichol.
Born into a renowned Himalayan Circus family who illegally immigrated to Australia in the 1970′s, Nick burst onto the scene in 2004 after winning both JJJ ‘RAW Comedy’ and UK’s highly esteemed New Act competition, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2004, no mean feat that has not been repeated by anyone else since.
In 2006 he followed this up with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Director’s Festival choice award for his show, ‘Blood on the yolk’s in the Key of Owls.’
Nick has since travelled the world continuously, honing his craft and developing his idiosyncratic style, extensively touring America, Canada, Hong Kong, Europe, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and of course Australia, making him a truly international comedian.
A favourite amongst top comedians- his 2010 Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Dreamfist’ was personally recommended by Daniel Kitson- he’s been tipped for greatness by his peers, being personally selected as tour support for such comedy greats as Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope and Chris Rock.
“The real deal… Touched with a certain unorthodox kind of genius… Rewarding and always idiosyncratic.”