Brett Goldstein is an actor and a writer who turned to stand up because he was bored of depressing people through plays. “If I could depress them through the medium of laughter…” he thought, “that would be something…”
Brett arrived onto the comedy scene with a bang in 2006. Since then he has been a finalist and semi finalist in every major comedy competition going. In 2007 he was selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve, the Pleasance’s “Best of New comedy” showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In Edinburgh 2009, he MC’ed the Big Value Comedy Show in The Caves.
In 2011 he took his debut solo show, “Brett Goldstein Grew Up In A Strip Club” to Edinburgh where it recieved rave reviews and played to sell out audiences.
Brett Goldstein is a British stand up comedian who has been a finalist and semi finalist in every major comedy competition going. He was selected to appear in numerous showcases at the Edinburgh Festival, including The Big Value Comedy Show.
He has performed four solo festival shows and co-wrote and toured The Catherine Tate Show Live. He also has a podcast called Films To Be Buried With and started a fake reality TV show called Lone Island.
An accomplished actor, Brett has appeared in Ricky Gervais’ Derek (Channel 4), Ted Lasso (Apple+), Doctor Who (BBC One) and The Bill (ITV).
“Very amusing,” Time Out.
“Brilliant,” London Lite.
“Actual jokes built on a nicely skewed sense of humour” – The Stage.
“Five Stars: just great entertainment, had the crowd laughing all the way through to the end” – USA Weekly News.
“Brett Goldstein is a performance dynamo, with punchily amusing material to match. His set has a pace and energy that can generate a high-voltage spark in even the quietest gigs, ensuring the perfect presentation for his gag-driven material. He’s a sharp operator who deftly twists expectations for off-kilter punchlines that catch the audience unawares…” – Chortle.
Reviews for “Brett Goldstein Grew Up In A Strip Club”
A good story, brilliantly told… with an emotional acuity that matches his eye for absurdity and misadventure… Very fine.’ – The Times.
‘Brett Goldstein has such a great story to tell, it almost seems like cheating… Expertly told… with charisma and skill.” – Chortle.
‘Sharply written, impeccably delivered, always charming… warm, wise stuff, the show superficially small but the themes and laughs big’ – Daily Telegraph.
‘Fast paced, dark and brutal, and performed with skill and ease”¦. self-deprecating, oddly philosophical and fascinating”¦ Goldstein is an excellent comedian and a talented storyteller… this is top class.’ – WhatsOnStage.
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