- Location: London
- Clip Details: NA
- Gender: Female
- Act Content: Primetime-TV-compatible
- Height Category: 5ft02-and-under
- Build: Medium
- Playing Age: 18-25
- Appearance: Caucasian-Dark
- Nationality: English
- Accents: Geordie / RP - and good at many accents
- Website: http://www.hollyburn.org.uk
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/burnholly
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106343741080
- Training: Drama School
- Singing: Soprano
- Skills: Clown, Improvisation, MC, driving, tennis
- For ACTING phone: Mandy Ward at International Artistes 020 7025 0614
- For VOICEOVERS phone: Mouth2Mouth on 020 7631 1721
- For ALL OTHER enquiries phone: 07903 388 353
Please mention ComedyCaster when you contact this artist.
‘Best of Edinburgh’ – THE INDEPENDENT
“A great way to spend a fringe afternoon.
Geordie power house Holly Burn” **** CHORTLE – JULIAN HALL
“Holly is still brilliant but completely and utterly bonkers” **** Edinburgh Spotlight
“A rip-roaring hour of delicious madness. Living and Dying is surreal, hilarious fun…
The most inventive show I’ve seen at this years fringe **** Broadway Baby
“A decidedly varied hour of character comedy from the possibly unhinged Geordie, Living and Dying is daring, gloriously self-indulgent and quite unlike anything else you¹ll see at the Fringe… sublime” Jay Richardson- London is Funny
“Burn is energetic, enigmatic and undeniably unique…. Burn’s charisma carries the show wonderfully. An original spectacle…. genuine hilarity.” Scotsgay
“Burn’s bizarre imagination is vivid, boundless and contagious” The List
“A very likeable, undoubtedly talented and funny young lady. Never scared to do things differently she fully integrates with the audience. She is wacky, you’ll either love her, loathe her, which I doubt, but you certainly shouldn’t ignore her. A delightful mish-mash of really funny, occasionally abstract, even surreal at times material with recurring characters and situations. ” One 4 Review
The Best of Edinburgh – THE INDEPENDENT:
“Absorbing if uneven, and both ridiculous and rewarding at the same time, Holly Burn’s mix of character comedy, stand-up and sketches is uniquely bonkers, capturing the spirit of Fringe experimentalism. Previous shows have seen Burn lead an audience to a memorial for her dead dog; another saw her invite them into her house for a site-specific spectacular that was mystifying and mirth-inducing at the same time.”
Holly Burn: Living and Dying
Edinburgh 2010 Press Release
After 2009’s critically acclaimed, sell-out show “At Home with Holly” (a site specific comedy show set in Holly’s house) Holly returns with more renegade character comedy that breaks all the rules. This year’s must-see show sees Holly stage her own birth and death in another hour of distinctive silliness.
‘Highly talented… Wonderfully abstract… surreal’ Time Out London Critics’ Choice
‘Dangerous but hilarious… Genuinely inspired and edgy… daringly different’ Stage
‘A coup de theatre….likely to lead to Burn’s sectioning’ Chortle
‘Bonkers but brilliant! Exceptional’ ***** Edinburgh Spotlight
‘Totally compulsive, totally memorable experience, with some surprisingly shrewd twists’ LIST
‘A total hoot…. unmissable’ **** One4Review
‘The lively and inventive comic behind the wonderful cult show At Home With Holly’ London is Funny
HOLLY began writing and performing comedy in February 2007 and since then has taken her own unique style of character comedy to Edinburgh, appearing in three highly successful one woman shows which are a hybrid of character, sketch and stand up.
In her 2008 Edinburgh show HOLLYWOULD…BUT DOESN’T THINK SHE’LL BOTHER, HOLLY took her audience down the steps of the venue and on a walk down West Nicholson Street to see the shrine and memorial to her dead dog in the window of the PDSA charity shop. “Especially impressive”- The List
Last year, she went a step further, staging AT HOME WITH HOLLY in her New Town flat. Described as a “wonderful cult show “ LONDON IS FUNNY audiences were invited to join Holly in a world of raw meat throwing, fireworks in the shower and the smashing of vintage ornaments with a hammer. This was radical and innovative comedy performed in her real house. Almost too real in fact… She was once awoken at 10 a.m. by a stranger at the foot of her bed, trying to buy a ticket for that day’s show.
During last year’s festival HOLLY could also be seen as Phillippa Henry, the masseuse in Mark Watson’s Fringe First award winning HOTEL (for which she appeared on BBC2’s Culture Show )
She filmed for BBC3′s The Wall and ITV’s Comedy Cuts and performed at The Latitude Festival and The Arts Theatre – West End. HOLLY has studied under the French director and Bouffon teacher PHILIPPE GAULIER. She is a surrealist whose comedy is relentlessly uncompromising, often uncomfortable…but totally unforgettable.