Artist Profile

Peter Brush

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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

Peter has tour supported for both Arthur Smith (2013) and Stephen K Amos (2015-2016). 

In 2015 he performed his debut solo hour Older Than The Oldest Dog That Ever Lived at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving + reviews. That year he also performed as part of the prestigious Big Value showcase run by Just The Tonic. In 2016, Peter took Dreams With Advert Breaks, to Edinburgh with PBH's Free Fringe and in 2017, Peter took his latest hour of stand-up, A Worm's Guide To Immortality, performing at the Banshee Labyrinth.

Peter was also a regular segment on Radio Yorkshire’s The Ross & Josh Show.

Peter can currently be seen performing at the most prestigious clubs across the UK including, but not limited to, Jongleurs, The Stand, The Frog & Bucket, Manford’s Comedy Clubs, Kill For A Seat, Rob Riley Productions, Toby Jones Productions, Buzz Comedy (Agraman), XS Malarkey, Just The Tonic, Screaming Blue Murder, Glee, Baby Blue and various others.

Check out Peter's podcast A Life Misremembered here.




Panelbeaters podcast with Jason Manford, 2017

"If I were the producer of an existing panel show, I'd certainly be looking to book him" Chortle

Dreams With Advert Breaks, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

"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. It's an almost textbook approach... The accidental subtlety of his persona is what holds him back from being frankly brilliant. Maybe he could turn it into a gimmick, though you get the impression he would probably balk at the thought. In the mean time he's a slow-burn favourite." Fest
“He hits hardest when […] leading you down one alley and leaving a pleasing surprise at the end of it.” ShortCom ★★★★

“Brush is an imaginative writer of gentle but funny absurdity. He has a touch of Paul Merton.” Chortle

Older Than The Oldest Dog That Ever Lived, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

"What a solo debut for Peter Brush! This is a man whose lack of stage presence, lack of cool, and turned-down-to-two demeanour all reverse expectations and make him compellingly hilarious.

His deadpanning and quiet delivery draws in the audience and the first-class gag writing, complex, logical callbacks and dry, self-deprecating commentary had waves of laughter rolling through the room.

Without doubt it is the funniest show I’ve seen so far this Fringe, with an enviable density of smart gags of which more than a few had ‘wish I’d written that’ status.

While he’s apparently examining the big issues of mortality, fear, supernatural experience, anxiety, Freudian psychology, ageing and religion – to name but a few – it is in the niggly details of his own eccentricities and foibles that an original and achingly funny voice is to be found. He inhabits a world that is contained in our regular one, but his preoccupations are uniquely his own and have the effect of refocusing our own thoughts." Chortle ★★★★1/2

"He has loads of high quality gags in supply. Could become a must see Fringe act for fans of original comedy." Shortcom ★★★★


Other Press

"Compellingly hilarious, first-class gag writing [and] an original and achingly funny voice." Chortle ★★★★1/2 

"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

"Clever and original." Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

"Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen." Harrogate Advertiser

"A brilliant young talent with something of the Marty Feldman about him, both in looks and writing talent. His put upon, self-depreciating shtick is honed to perfection, and his jokes are excellent." Plymouth Herald

"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/Producer

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