For two decades, this adopted Australian has been Britain’s most outspoken and beloved cult comic. Since taking away the long-awaited Oscar of live stand-up comedy—the if.comedy award for best live comedy show—in 2007, Burns has been one of the most prolific and busiest men in showbusiness.
In late 2008 Burns recorded not one but two live DVDs for Universal, and aired a special on Comedy Central over the Spring of 2009 (Time Out Londongave the special five stars). Also in the fall of 2009 Burns made his U.S. TV debut on Paul Provenza’s Green Room on Showtime as a regular contributer and panelist. Appearing alongside such greats as Eddie Izzard, Andy Kindler, Andy Dick, Roseanne Barr, Larry Miller, Dana Gould, and Jonathan Winters. From there, Burns recorded his first U.S. album in Chicago and tore New York a new one to boot.
Back in the UK, Burns put the finishing touches on his seventh album “The Thinking Man’s Idiot” on Laughing Stock (available on iTunes). His first semi-autobiographical novel, “Fear of Hat Loss in Las Vegas,” is out now from Transworld publishing.