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Interview with Doctor Brown (Humour Me Comedy Podcast)

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    Doctor Brown (Philip Burgers) is an internationally award-winning comedy sensation. Having trained at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris and the Nouveau Clown Institue with Jango Edwards in Barcelona, Doctor Brown has gone on to perform all over the world. Doctor Brown’s awards include the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for ‘Best Show’ (2012), the Total Theatre Award for Innovation (2012), the Barry Award for Best Comedy Show and the Director’s Special Award for Best Children’s Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2012) to name but a few! Doctor Brown also wrote and starred in his own Comedy Blaps for Channel 4 (

    Doctor Brown will be performing his Edinburgh Show ‘Befrdfgth’ and his children’s show ‘Doctor Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger’ at Soho Theatre.

    This interview was originally broadcast on UCLU Rare FM in December 2011.

    Befrdfgth (Mon 25 Mar - Sat 20 Apr, 7.30pm, Soho Theatre) (The Autumn run sold out so get your tickets quick for the Spring run!)

    ‘The strangest, funniest, most exciting hour I’ve spent at the Fringe so far… A stunning mix of anarchy and symmetry.’ ★★★★ Times

    ‘A darkly comic masterpiece.’ Sunday Times

    ‘Terrifying and titillating… alarming and alluring… fantastic.’
★★★★ Guardian

    ‘Thrillingly unpredictable and gloriously funny.’ ★★★★ Time Out

    ‘The most fearless, full-impact festival appearance I have seen in recent years.’ ★★★★ Evening Standard


    Doctor Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger (Fri 29 & Sat 30 Mar, 1pm, Soho Theatre)

    Join Dr Brown and his Singing Tiger on a madcap adventure from breakfast to bedtime with a ski race, tennis match and slightly spectacular BMX finale. Physical comedy at its best from two world-renowned performers.

    ‘Perfect comic timing and astonishing mime abilities. They had me in tears of laughter, and the kids rolling on the floor in fits of giggles.’
★★★★★ Three Weeks

    ‘A relentless hour of fun and daftness that doesn’t have a dull millisecond in it, with frequent flashes of genius.’
★★★★★ The Skinny

    ‘I loved Dr Brown, if you like kids comedy then this is the show you should see!’ ★★★★★ Fest

    ‘A hugely entertaining 50 minutes.’ ★★★★★ The List

    ‘Bonkers.‘ Sunday Times


    Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on 'The Power of Funny', former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.;search%3Asara%20shulman


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