Neil Hamburger

Neil Hamburger

America’s Funnyman Neil Hamburger is the hardest
working comedian in existence, performing
up to 399 shows a year internationally to critical
acclaim and audience bewilderment. He has toured
as the hand-picked opener for Tenacious D, Tim &
Eric, and Faith No More, appeared on TV shows
ranging from Fox News’ Red Eye to Tim and Eric
Awesome Show Great Job! and Jimmy Kimmel Live!,
and worked extensively with Tom Green on his
internet talk show. Among his dozen or so albums
and DVDs is the new LP release Hot February
“A phlegm-filled sack of putrid self-loathing, Neil
Hamburger is the perfect satire of a slick, professional
nightclub comedian. If you’ve ever suspected
that behind the glossy veneer of fake bonhomie
of those perma-smile acts lies an ugly, embittered,
grotesque soul — well Hamburger is that demon
made flesh. In some living Sisyphean hell, every
night he dons his tuxedo, greases down his hair
and ploughs through the vile set that disgusts even
him, just so he can earn a three-piece chicken dinner.
His contempt for his own pitiful existence is
surpassed only for his contempt for the audience
who compel him trudge through his despicable
cavalcade of jokes. And my, these gags are certainly
not for the faint of heart, as he plumbs the depths
of depravity for the sake of a laugh.” — Chortle (UK)
“Neil Hamburger remains the greatest comedian
I’ve seen the greater majority of an audience walk
out on.... No one was leaving their seats this evening
though, as this peerless performer shocked
and delighted in equal measure.... On the road
for 12 years with scarcely a day off, Hamburger is
a condemned showbiz lag, doomed to perform his
antagonistic anti-comedy to potential hostility
forever.” — The Scotsman (UK)
“A brilliantly awful persona of an old-school, C-list
funnyman — the kind with an ill-fitting tuxedo
and an enormous, greasy combover — on a very
bad night. Neil Hamburger toys with an audience’s
expectations (and patience), and indeed his act is
a kind of rude commentary on stand-up comedy
altogether.” — New York Times



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