2008 Event Media Release - Lawrence Leung
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Issued Monday, 10 March 2008
THE STUDIO AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS
LAWRENCE LEUNG LEARNS TO BREAKDANCE
A Cracker Comedy Festival Event
The pace never slackens, the laughter is frequent and the content is beautifully timed **** The Age
Sibling rivalry has never been so funny.
Named Best Australian Act at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lawrence Leung Learns to Breakdance is one man’s hip-shattering quest for coolness.
Sleeping in a bunk bed until the age of 24, it’s fair to say Lawrence Leung has never been cool.
Join him in The Studio as he encounters trendy fashionistas, road-tests professional pick-up lines and stumbles head-first into a hardcore breakdancing championship - all in an attempt to settle the score with his infinitely-cooler, bass guitar-playing brother.
But just what is “coolness”? Is it all a myth? And does doing a show about the notion of cool ultimately make one uncool? You decide.
Lawrence Leung is an award-winning Melbourne-based comic, radio host and TV writer. His Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2002, Sucker, won the Best Solo Show at the Melbourne Fringe and has since gained Australian Film Commission funding for its screenplay adaptation.
He returned to Edinburgh in 2003 with Sceptic, a comedy show about his ghost hunting exploits around Scotland, and then with Somewhat Secret Secret Society Show two years later.
He currently writes satirical sketches for The Chaser’s War on Everything and appears regularly on breakfast radio as the resident purveyor of all things obscure.
An immensely entertaining and charming show, the hilarious breakdancing finale will have every audience member cheering for Lawrence Leung, the coolest geek in town The List (UK)
Season Details: Lawrence Leung learns to Breakdance
Dates/Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 9.30pm from April 15 to 27.
No show Wednesday April 16.
Venue: The Studio
Tickets: All tickets $28 or $23 concession. Preview $22/$18
Bookings: (02) 9250 7777
Duration: 60 minutes