Leo Kearse’s quick witted comedy won him The Scottish Comedian of the Year award in 2017. He started his comedy career in 2009 when he entered a gong show for a dare and won! Leo now regularly headlines, opens and MCs at clubs and theatres throughout London and Essex.
Winner, Chelmsford Comedian of the Year 2012
Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act 2012
Finalist, Leicester Square New Act
Beat King Gong, Sept 2012
BBC2, 2012, Funny Business
Al Jazeera, 2012, feature on comedy
ITV’s Show Me The Funny, 2011, final audition
Also appeared in the Guardian and the Metro and a regular on the Social Network radio show. Leo produces a popular podcast with fellow comedian Tony Marrese.
“Overflowing with energy…inspired riffing…a deserved winner” – This Is Essex
“Very funny, very dirty, occasionally shocking, but edgily likeable and happily endearing, eliciting the guilty pleasure of laughter from a wide-eyed audience” The List ****
“Very tall and very funny…such energy and aplomb that the audience is left powerless to resist…one of the most enjoyable shows of the Fringe” Three Weeks ****
“Leo Kearse is a strong performer and delivers a good set with a good mix of material. He makes his offensive material is amiable and unthreatening. Gets an atmosphere going and keeps this up.” Fringe Report
“Terrific material, great presence – like a young Doug Stanhope” – Stewart Francis