Dr. Brown

Dr. Brown is the absurd comedy character of Philip Burgers – a world-renowned clowning skills instructor and actor who trained with the infamous Philippe Gaullier, another of whose pupils, Sacha Baron Cohen, called him “the greatest living teacher of clown”.

His credits include Dr. Brown Because (2010) and Doctor Brown Becaves (2011). He was also awarded the Top Ten pick of the Fringe 2010, Malcolm Hardee Award for Most Original Comedy nomination 2010 & 2011, The Sunday Times’ Best Comedy Newcomer 2010, Total Theatre Award nominee 2011, BARRY award for Best Comedy Show 2012, Total Theatre Award for Innovation 2012, Foster’s Edinburgh Best Comedy Award 2012 and global sell-out runs everywhere.

Burgers’ act much of which is mimed, and much of which is highly uncomfortable and a tad repulsive, nonetheless makes for compelling viewing.

‘About as bonkers an hour of comedy as ever you would find – part Mr Bean, part Buster Keaton, all odd.’ Sunday Times  ★★★★

After a spectacular run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 and numerous international festivals, Doctor Brown presents his BARRY Award and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 winning show Befrdfgth. His cult following spreads to Prague, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Toronto, Dubai, Hong Kong and London’s Soho Theatre to name a few; Dr Brown is fast becoming one of the most talked about alternative comedians on the international circuit.

‘Rude, messy but rather marvellous, full of provocation, downright uncomfortable weirdness. Leaving impishness, waywardness’ The Times  ★★★★

Doctor Brown Befrdfgth is for anyone tired of winsome witticisms and predictable punch-lines. A wordless act of absurdist mime and delightfully bewildered audiences, Doctor Brown goes to strange places, turns left and then goes even stranger.

‘Dr Brown is described as anti-comedy, surreal and absurd. But I prefer to use the word “genius”.’ Herald Sun, Melbourne  ★★★★

‘Utterly bizarre, dreadfully funny’ Time Out  ★★★★

Malcolm Hardee Award nominee for Original Comedy in 2010 and 2011

Total Theatre Award nominee 2011

Total Theatre Award winner 2012

BARRY Award for Best Show, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2012


Sunday, January 27th, 8pm, The Independent

Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy