John Kearns

Comedy Performer / Writer / Actor

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John Kearns is an actor, writer and comedian who in 2014 became the first person to win the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award only a year after being named Best Newcomer. Since then he has delivered his ‘richly, idiosyncratic comedy’ (The Guardian, 2016) across the world, notably picking up two Melbourne Comedy Barry Award nominations along the way. As well as writing and performing in his own BBC Radio 4 series, Kearns has notably written for Harry Hill, Russell Howard, Aardman and the Bafta winning ‘Psychobitches’. In 2015 Kearns played the lead role in the cult BBC Three sitcom Top Coppers that garnered a four star review from The Times.

John took his latest show, DON'T WORRY THEY'RE HERE, to the Soho Theatre in late 2017, following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. He is currently touring the show and will be taking it tot he 2018 Melbourne Comedy Festival. 

Don't Worry They're Here Reviews 2017 -

The Wee Review ★★★★★

The man is clearly talented, and after comedy awards and various TV appearances, has rightfully acquired a following…The sky really is the limit for Kearns now.

Chortle ★★★★ (4.5 stars)

Now this is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.

The Scotsman ★★★★

Alive in the room, ad-libbing to the audience’s reaction, Kearns is hugely impressive. Pacing the hour capably, he endears with the knowing acknowledgement that this playful weirdness is how he makes his living.

Fest Mag ★★★★

Kearns draws you into his strange, slightly dissatisfied but sighingly beautiful little world, once again creating a lovely hour of deceptively low-key humour. The bittersweet yet strangely warm feeling will stay with you as you wend your way into the evening.

 

 

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Radio

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TIM KEY DELVES INTO DANIIL KHARMS AND THAT'S ALL

BBC Radio 4

JOHN KEARNS

BBC Radio 4

FRESH FROM THE FRINGE

Radio 4 Extra

Stage

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COACH COACH

Soho Theatre

SHTICK

Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne, International Comedy Festival, Soho Theatre

SIGHT GAGS FOR PERVERTS

Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne, International Comedy Festival, Soho Theatre

THE COMEDY RESERVE

Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe

Television

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BEARPIT

Burning Bright Productions

DESTINATION DANGER

Phil McIntyre Entertainment Limited

HARRY HILL'S ALIEN TIME-CAPSULE

Sky One

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN

Channel 4

SCARE BNB

Eric

Sky Halloween Shorts

@ELEVENISH

ITV2

HARRY HILL'S TEA TIME

Sky One

DRUNK HISTORY

Tiger Aspect / Comedy Central

STARS IN THEIR EYES

Endemol/ITV

ROTTERS

Sky Atlantic

TOP COPPERS

Mitch

Roughcut

PSYCHOBITCHES

Sky Arts

Film, TV & Theatre

John Kearns is an actor, writer and comedian who in 2014 became the first person to win the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award only a year after being named Best Newcomer. Since then he has delivered his ‘richly, idiosyncratic comedy’ (The Guardian, 2016) across the world, notably picking up two Melbourne Comedy Barry Award nominations along the way. As well as writing and performing in his own BBC Radio 4 series, Kearns has notably written for Harry Hill, Russell Howard, Aardman and the Bafta winning ‘Psychobitches’. In 2015 Kearns played the lead role in the cult BBC Three sitcom Top Coppers that garnered a four star review from The Times.

John took DON'T WORRY THEY'RE HERE to the Soho Theatre in late 2017, following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. 

Don't Worry They're Here Reviews 2017 -

The Wee Review ★★★★★

The man is clearly talented, and after comedy awards and various TV appearances, has rightfully acquired a following…The sky really is the limit for Kearns now.

Chortle ★★★★ (4.5 stars)

Now this is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.

The Scotsman ★★★★

Alive in the room, ad-libbing to the audience’s reaction, Kearns is hugely impressive. Pacing the hour capably, he endears with the knowing acknowledgement that this playful weirdness is how he makes his living.

Fest Mag ★★★★

Kearns draws you into his strange, slightly dissatisfied but sighingly beautiful little world, once again creating a lovely hour of deceptively low-key humour. The bittersweet yet strangely warm feeling will stay with you as you wend your way into the evening.

 

Television

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HARRY HILL'S ALIEN TIME CAPSULE

2016

Sky One

Writer

@ELEVENISH

2016

ITV2

Writer and performer

HARRY HILL'S TEATIME

2016

Sky One

Writer

STARS IN THEIR EYES

2015

Endemol / ITV

Writer

ROTTERS

2015

Eleven

Actor / Writer

PSYCHOBITCHES

2014

Sky

Writer