Dr Brown is a world-renowned clowning skills instructor and actor who trained with the infamous Philippe Gaullier. His unique critically acclaimed offerings Dr Brown Because (2010) and Doctor Brown Becaves (2011) gained: Top Ten pick of the Fringe 2010; Malcolm Hardee Award for Most Original Comedy nomination 2010 & 2011; The Sunday Times’ Best Comedy Newcomer 2010; Total Theatre Award nominee 2011; and global sell-out runs.
The Guardian’s review of Becaves (2011) proclaimed it as “classic physical comedy, given such a twist by Burgers’s opaque charisma and taste for the non-sequitur that it feels like something entirely new”.
We caught up with Dr Brown in Australia ahead of his appearance this year in Latitude’s Cabaret Arena.
Which latitude are you on right now?
Melbourne Comedy Festival
Who’s your must-see performance at Latitude this year?
East End Cabaret
If any artist could do a guest appearance with you at Latitude who would that be and why?
Stuart Bowden - aka The Singing Tiger from the Kid’s show we do together. He’s just an incredible artist and human being. A great man to have by one’s side…
Tell us a surprising fact about yourself
What’s been your weirdest festival experience?
Some guy tried to throw himself into the fire we were sitting around at a tiny festival last September.
Summarise Latitude in 7 words:
A festival with art, music, film, and
Fill in the gap, “Baa baa Latitude sheep, have you any _________ ?