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Hate n Live
  • Winner Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017
  • Scottish Comedian of the Year 2nd place 2016
  • UK Pun Champion 2015
  • Laughing Horse New Act finalist 2012
  • Leicester Square New Act finalist 2012
  • Chelmsford Comedian of the Year 2012

Lanky Scot Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of bold American-inspired comedians, taking the big UK clubs by storm. He regularly works for The Comedy Store, Just The Tonic, Comedy Loft, Jongleurs,Top Secret, Backyard Club, TED Entertainment and many others. Based in London, Leo has toured internationally, performing on four continents.

Leo has written for comedian’s live TV appearances including Question Time, as well as published articles for The Telegraph, and comedy websites. Alongside his straight stand-up, he also performs at festivals and cabaret nights as the spandex-clad improvising Pun-Man.

Leo is the co-creator of the hit show Hate 'n' Live, which has comedians "hating on" topics, suggested by the audience.

2017 will saw him performing at the Edinburgh festival with his solo show “I Can Make You Tory”, Hate ‘n’ Live and the AAA Late Show at the Pleasance.

Leo is a regular copresenter on TalkSPORT Extra Time and Fubar Radio's Mark Dolan Eats The News.

W: leokearse.co.uk

t: @comedyleo

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"He churns out the gags, provoking a steady stream of laughs in his tight set, which strides purposefully between topics with muscular, efficient lines on each. A story involving a sun lounger is a wince-inducingly strong bit of descriptive slapstick, and felt like a closing routine… although he topped it with an observational chunk about buying train tickets online – not the most inspired of premises, but a textbook example of execution. Kearse was both an audience and judges’ favourite, and the deserved winner." Steve Bennett, Chortle (Review of Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017)

"Kearse is seriously good. Quick, funny, smart and to the point...hilarious" Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

"A giant of the art" Steve Bennett, Chortle

"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