Being a dad
- it takes more than just firing sperm into a cup. But how much more?
That’s the question UK-born musical comedian Luke Escombe attempts to answer in his new show Daddy Pimp, which is playing at the Butterfly Club on Collins Street from October 30th to November 3rd.
Who is Luke Escombe? According to one Sydney Morning Herald reviewer he’s a “rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian and songwriter…and very good at them all”.
His 2011 Green-Room-award-nominated show “Chronic” took him across the seas to the Edinburgh Fringe and to festivals around Australia and led to him performing at Parliament House and becoming an ambassador for two different health groups. In 2012, he turned his focus back on rock and roll, releasing his second studio album “Mantown”, which went on to spend 9 months in the top ten of the Australian Blues and Roots charts.
But it’s what happened in between those tour and studio dates that provides the inspiration for Daddy Pimp.
Daddy Pimp –
a funky comic odyssey of love, fatherhood and doing what needs to be done, performed
on electric and acoustic guitar, Casio keyboard, drum machine and foot stomp.
Playing at the Butterfly Club, 256 Collins Street, Melbourne from October 30th to November 3rd
Weds - $10
Thurs - $15
Fri/Sat Sun - $23 Full, $20 Concession, $18 Group (8 or more)
Date: Weds 30th Oct to Sunday 3rd November
Time: Thurs, Fri, Sat at 9pm, Weds/Sun at 8pm
Praise for Luke Escombe
"Stellar musicianship..on the fast track to musical comedy's big leagues" [Herald Sun]
"Sharp and extremely funny" [AU Review]
“Combine Escombe's musical panache with some dirty-minded humour and sharp pop culture satire and it makes for one hell of an act. Be warned: these are songs you’ll be singing to yourself for days afterwards.” [The Pun]
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