A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.
Peter has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’, and has been tour support for Alexei Sayle, Arthur Smith, Justin Moorhouse, Stephen K Amos, Ellie Taylor and Jamali Maddix.
In 2015 he performed his debut solo hour ‘Older Than The Oldest Dog That Ever Lived’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving 4*+ reviews. That year he also performed as part of the prestigious ‘Big Value’ showcase run by Just The Tonic. He went back in 2016 to do his 2nd hour ‘Dreams with Advert Breaks’, which again received 4* reviews.
He currently performs at weekend level (or paid 20 minute sets) for: The Stand, The Frog & Bucket, Top Secret Comedy Club, The Glee, Manford’s Comedy Clubs, Kill For A Seat, Komedia, Rob Riley Productions, Toby Jones Productions, The Last Laugh, The Comedy Club Ltd, Just The Tonic, Funhouse Comedy, Hot Water Comedy Club, Screaming Blue Murder, Buzz Comedy (Agraman), Gag Reflex, LOL Comedy Clubs, XS Malarkey, Barnstormers, Who Dares Grins, and various others.
‘compellingly hilarious.. first-class gag writing… an original and achingly funny voice’ ****1/2 – Chortle, Aug 2015
‘unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave’ – The Guardian
‘an imaginative use of language and obtuse angles of thought that produce distinctive and eclectic gags…his best lines are inspired’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘He’s a great comic.’ Radio 4 Saturday Review
‘Genial and affable, with almost instantaneous audience rapport, this is an entertaining, enjoyable hour.’ One4Review
‘clever and original’ – Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
“Christ does he know how to write a gag… This an hour of killer gags, tripping from his mind one after another with no let up in quality” Fest
“He hits hardest when […] leading you down one alley and leaving a pleasing surprise at the end of it.” ShortCom ★★★★ Aug 2016
‘Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen’ – Harrogate Advertiser
‘Wonderfully original writing, delivered with a distinctive delivery’ – Ten Feet Tall Comedy
‘The most original voice in British stand-up since Johnny Vegas’ – Rob Riley, Promoter and Producer / iwantacomedynight.com
He has loads of high quality gags in supply. could become a muct see Fringe act for fans of original comedy ShortCom ★★★★ Aug 2015