Written & Directed By: Leo Kearse
Leo Kearse’ previous show, Right-Wing Comedian, was banned from his venue at last year’s
Perth Fringe following allegations of transphobia, despite being written with his transgender
girlfriend. In response, Transgressive, the new show from Scottish Comedian of the Year
2017/18, is a candid account of sex and censorship that rips into political correctness, victim
culture and ‘wokeness’.
‘The audience are in hysterics with his observations on taboo subjects in the comedy
world, from slut-shaming to gender pronouns. He's hugely engaging’
★★★★ The List
Transgressive looks at the hypocrisy of environmentalists and male feminists, the
illiberalism of modern liberals, how men are discriminated against, and the absurdities of fat
activists, homophobia and #metoo.
Kearse also gives a forthright account of the pros and cons of dating a transgender woman,
and the fascism of wokeness that excludes people from the inclusive spaces that were
created for them.
‘The fact he gets belly laughs out of global warming, self-identification and the
unequal distribution of white privilege does not make him a racist, transphobic
monster, just a very good comic’
★★★★ The Scotsman
Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big
UK clubs by storm. Meanwhile, Leo’s popularity abroad is rocketing, with 2018 seeing him
perform in 20 countries. Among various credits, Kearse has written for BBC shows including
Breaking The News, Mock The Week and The Mash Report. Leo played Mick Fleetwood in
the ITV drama Breaking The Band: Fleetwood Mac.
Approx. Running Time: 60 minutes
Suitable for ages: 15+
March 3 - 15 (not 9) at 6:15pm
Griffins Hotel (Sky Room)