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Most recognised for her en pointe YouTube spoof of Victoria Beckham’s 73 Questions with Vogue, Holly Burn has an approach to character comedy that is as fresh and fun as it is fantastical.
Beginning her comedy career in 2007 with a combination of stand-up and surreal character work, Hollie made her impressive Edinburgh debut within a year of starting out. With imaginative and memorable stunts including leading her audience into the street, or her 2009 site-specific piece set in her New Town flat, Hollie is making her mark as a bold and boundary pushing artist.
Appearing as an actress in comedy sketches for BBC and ITV, her grasp of character shines through in all her material. Gloriously daft, Holly is both charismatic clown and perceptive performer, drawing on her imagination in a way that produces comedy rarely seen or experienced elsewhere.
Watch Holly Burn: The Best of Burn
Expect obscure characters and semi-reckless stunts in this performance filled with wild, interactive, stupidity. Burn, who has been aptly described as ‘part vamp, part clown, part psycho and part hostess’, showcases the very best of her catalogue in this extraordinary show at the Bill Murray in Islington. You have to see it to believe it!
See Holly Burn Live
Information on Holly’s live gigs and shows can be found here.
From drama school and clown school to the comedy circuit, Holly is a unique talent unafraid to throw herself in at the deep end, once staying in character 24/7 for the entire month of the Edinburgh Fringe. Also known as the spoof far-right twinset and pearls wearing vlogger Jane Pasty, her #Pasty Rants videos are an extraordinary, satirical take on bang up to date pop culture.
Holly originally trained as an actor with the esteemed French master clown and professor of theatre Philippe Gaulier, the world’s leading authority on the “Bouffon”, a comic genre where a balance is struck between grotesqueness and charm. Holly garnered acclaim for her portrayal of nightmare bridesmaid Jemma in ITV’s hit Bad Bridesmaid and gained international press attention with her viral internet hit: Victoria Beckham’s 73 Questions Spoof. Seen by over 50,000 people the video was praised as a timely and uncanny parody with The Daily Mail stating the clip was “bound to make even Victoria crack a smile.”
Making her Edinburgh debut in 2008 with her solo show Holly Would…But Doesn’t Think She’ll Bother, she returned the following year with the sell out site specific show At Home With Holly. Her 2009 Edinburgh stint saw Holly stage her own life and death in the aptly titled Living and Dying. Subsequent shows The H Club, I am Kirsty K and I am Special saw her bring even more bizarre characters to wonderful life.
Alongside her comedy work, Hollie has also presented as a host on BBC Radio4 Xtra’s Comedy Club, played a comedy nun in an off West End Theatre production of Cyrano De Bergerac and between 2015 to 2017 was a regular panelist on Sky’s Weekly topical comedy SHOW Sam Delany’s News Thing.