Tim Heidecker & Neil Hamburger

Soho Theatre and UTA presents

Tim Heidecker & Neil Hamburger

  • Mon 21 Aug – 2 Sep 2017, 7.30pm
  • From £18

‘One of the funniest comedians in the country… Hamburger excels at picking comedy traditions apart.’
New York Times

Two of the most distinctive voices in comedy come together in this incredible double bill headlining show, as Tim Heidecker makes his UK stand up debut alongside ‘America’s Funnyman’ Neil Hamburger.

Comedian Tim Heidecker is often recognised for his collaborations with fellow comedian Eric Wareheim. The duo created and starred in two successful Adult Swim series Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004) and Tim and Eric Awesome show, Great Job! (2007).

The two have also released several comic albums, created and starred in the film Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (2012) and co-directed a series of popular Old Spice commercials starring actor Terry Crews.

Heidecker has featured in films including Bridesmaids (2011) and The Comedy (2012) and released a number of comic albums including a collection of onetime presidential candidate Herman Cain-inspired music and Vice Magazine’s best album of 2013 Urinal St. Station. Heidecker has performed as his stand up comedian persona for sold out audiences across the USA and Canada.

For 20 years Neil Hamburger has worked every imaginable stage, from New York’s Madison Square Garden and the UK’s Reading Festival, to a Hollywood cemetery, Tasmanian pubs, and an abandoned monkey cage in a decrepit Catskills zoo. With his unique brand of comedy, he has thrilled, perplexed and repulsed audiences worldwide, and now makes his long awaited return for his 4th engagement at Soho Theatre.

Neil Hamburger was the subject of the critically-acclaimed dramatic 2015 feature film Entertainment, which premiered at the Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals and co-starred John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, and Michael Cera.

This run of shows will also include a one-off matinee event on Saturday 2 September – a special screening hosted by the stars of the hit web series On Cinema at the Cinema, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

Running Time: 70 mins
Age Recommendation: 16+

‘A genuine one-off; a unique, appalling voice that anyone with an interest in comedy needs to see at least once.’
Chortle (on Neil Hamburger)

‘Neil Hamburger remains the greatest comedian I’ve seen the greater majority of an audience walk out on… No one was leaving their seats this evening though, as this peerless performer shocked and delighted in equal measure… Hamburger is a condemned showbiz lag, doomed to perform his antagonistic anti-comedy to potential hostility forever.’

‘Hamburger is the clapped-out husk of a decorous Southern gentleman, now coughing in painful hacks, suppurating filth through his tuxedo, and here to tip a slurry of abuse all over celebrity and modern life… a combination of malignance and desiccated vaudeville.’

‘One of the funniest comedians in the country… Hamburger excels at picking comedy traditions apart.’
New York Times