Comedian Connor Burns returns

Comedian Connor Burns returns

Comedian Connor Burns returns due to popular demand to The Stand in Newcastle on 6 February as part of his over 50 date debut tour.

Scottish comedy sensation Connor Burns has added even more shows to his ever growing debut tour. This follows hot on the heels of his totally sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 season, which saw him add 2000 extra seats to what was only his second-ever Edinburgh Fringe. 

Vertigo is a punchline-packed show featuring relationships, submarines, and the inevitable family drama. Hilarious, relatable and a bit rude in places, Connor’s quick wit entwined with his sharp material has seen him become one of Scotland’s fastest rising comedy stars.

From his highly controversial shocking suggestions for coping with the cost-of-living crisis if you have a big family, to his side-splitting fascination with accents and their effect when away from home,  and his hilarious aversion to drinking with Millennials, Burns makes the most of his exceptional wit to provide caustic observations on everything and anything, from the mundane quotidian to the meaning of life.

His modest stage presence combined with outstanding comic timing sees him effortlessly land punchline after punchline, all perfectly timed, as quips fly at the audience at lightning-fast frequency. Burns is fearless when it comes to close-to-the bone humour, and nothing and no one is spared. But his comedy is expertly composed and delicately pitched; meaning no matter how shocking the material, there is no punching down.

In 2023 Connor sold-out multiple solo shows across Australia with a two-month tour where, on top of selling out his solo shows at the country’s comedy festivals, he opened for the international stand-up tour ‘Daniel Sloss: CAN’T’ as well as closing the Sydney Comedy Festival gala at the Sydney Opera House. In June Connor filmed his debut comedy special, “Vertigo” at the Glasgow Stand for future release. And in 2022 he toured his previous solo show ‘Downunder’ an unprecedented three times in one year additionally taping a set in Sydney for the illustrious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

In November 2023 Connor will make his New York debut with a run at the prestigious off-Broadway Soho Playhouse theatre as part of the famous “Fringe Encore” season alongside UK “name” acts including Tim Key, Milo McCabe (Troy Hawke), Ed Byrne and Larry Dean

Connor Burns: Vertigo is the first-ever UK tour by an exciting and fresh artist, who is universally expected to go all the way to the top. 


What the press have said about Connor Burns

‘There is a great comedy talent at work here. The material is packed in like chips in a poke and Burns himself is genuinely likeable, with that straightforward delivery that reassures you there is a real person up there and that he is a great bloke… There is nothing he sets his comedic sights on that he misses… he is fearless and it is wonderful… hilarious!’                       ★★★★★ The Scotsman  2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

‘Brilliant… gags coming at you at a terrifying rate, with particularly eye-watering lines scattered liberally throughout. But what elevates Burns’ act is his sheer fearlessness… skilfully balanced and carefully pitched… he’ll go far.’                                                  ★★★★ The List (2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

‘Connor clearly has a brilliant comedy mind and he is already a hugely gifted stand-up. His understated stage presence and superb comic timing see him land punchline after punchline perfectly, and some sneaky set-ups for future callbacks are a delight when they reveal themselves… Impressive!’  

★★★★ Beyond the Joke (2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

Just like seeing your favourite band for the first time, being at a stand-up show when you know they are about to hit the big time is an equally big thrill. And this Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be the chance to have that feeling watching local boy Connor Burns become the next big comedy act out of Scotland.’ 

           The Daily Record (July, 2023)

Connor Burns: Vertigo – Listings Information

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06/10/2023                  Newcastle                  The Stand

08/10/2023                  Glasgow                     The Stand  – SOLD OUT

14/10/2023                  Birmingham               The Glee Club

20/10/2023                  Livingston                  Howden Park Centre

16/11/2023                  London                       Soho Theatre

17/11/2023                  London                       Soho Theatre

18/11/2023                  London                       Soho Theatre 

19/01/2024                  Salford                       The Lowry

20/01/2024                  London                       Leicester Square Theatre

21/01/2024                  Exeter                         The Phoenix

26/01/2024                  Oxford                        North Wall

01/02/2024                  Stirling                       Tolbooth at the Albert Halls

02/02/2024                  Perth                           Theatre Studio

03/02/2024                  Perth                           Theatre Studio

06/02/2024                  Newcastle                  The Stand

09/02/2024                  Maidstone                  Hazlitt Theatre Studio

10/02/2024                  Cambridge                 The Junction

11/02/2024                  Aberdeen                   Lemon Tree

15/02/2024                  Bristol                         Hen and Chicken

17/02/2024                  Barnard Castle          The Witham

18/02/2024                  Northallerton             The Forum

21/02/2024                  Lyme Regis               Marine Theatre

22/02/2024                  Milton Keynes           Stables (Studio)

23/02/2024                  Birmingham               MAC

24/02/2024                  Leicester                    Leicester Comedy Festival: Just The Tonic at Hansom Hall

24/02/2024                  Chester                      Storyhouse

25/02/2024                  Southampton             The Attic

27/02/2024                  Swindon                     Arts Centre

28/02/2024                  Guildford                    G Live

29/02/2024                  Southend                   Palace Theatre

01/03/2024                  Poole                          Lighthouse

02/03/2024                  Brighton                     Komedia Studio

04/03/2024                  Hemel Hempstead    Old Town Hall

06/03/2024                  Newport                     Live

07/03/2024                  Leeds                         Old Woollen

08/03/2024                  Bath                            Rondo

09/03/2024                  Edinburgh                  Lyceum (5.30pm Show EXTRA ADDED)

09/03/2024                  Edinburgh                  Lyceum (8.30pm Show almost sold out)

10/03/2024                  Chelmsford                Chelmsford Theatre

12/03/2024                  Aylesbury                  Waterside Theatre

13/03/2024                  Bordon                       The Phoenix

14/03/2024                  Blackburn                  Darwen Library Theatre

16/03/2024                  Bromley                     Churchill Theatre Studio

17/03/2024                  Portsmouth               Wedgewood Rooms

20/03/2024                  Maidenhead               Norden Farm

21/03/2024                  Bradford                     The Studio

22/03/2024                  Glasgow                     GICF The Garage

23/03/2024                  Glasgow                     GICF The Garage

24/03/2024                  Glasgow                     GICF The Garage

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