Neil Hamburger

Monday, May 02
Doors: | 7pm // Show: | 8pm
$20 to $25
Neil Hamburger

at Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201

Monday, May 2, 2022
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

AGE RESTRICTION: 18+

www.americasfunnyman.com
America’s Funnyman Neil Hamburger is the hardest working comedian in existence, performing up to 399 shows a year internationally to critical acclaim and audience bewilderment. He has toured as the hand-picked opener for Tenacious D, Tim & Eric, and Faith No More, appeared on TV shows ranging from Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and worked extensively with Tom Green on his internet talk show. Among his dozen or so albums and DVDs is the new LP release Hot February Night.

RECENT PRESS:

“A phlegm-filled sack of putrid self-loathing, Neil Hamburger is the perfect satire of a slick, professional nightclub comedian. If you’ve ever suspected that behind the glossy veneer of fake bonhomie ofthose perma-smile acts lies an ugly, embittered, grotesque soul — well Hamburger is that demon made flesh. In some living Sisyphean hell, every night he dons his tuxedo, greases down his hair and ploughs through the vile set that disgusts even him, just so he can earn a three- piece chicken dinner. His contempt for his own pitiful existence is surpassed only for his contempt for the audience who compel him trudge through his despicable cavalcade of jokes. And my, these gags are certainly not for the faint of heart, as he plumbs the depths of depravity for the sake of a laugh.”—Chortle(UK)

“Hamburger is the clapped-out husk ofa decorous Southern gentleman, now coughing in painful hacks, suppurating filth through his tuxedo, and her to tip a slurry of abuse all over celebrity and modern life…a combination of malignance and desiccated vaudeville.” — The Guardian (UK)

“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…. Ontheroadfor12yearswith scarcely a day off, Hamburger is a condemned showbiz lag, doomed to perform his antagonistic anti-comedy to potential hostility forever.” — TheScotsman (UK)

“A brilliantly awful persona of an old-school, C-list funnyman — the kind with an ill-fitting tuxedo and an enormous, greasy combover — on a very bad night. Neil Hamburger toys with an audience’s expectations (and patience), and indeed his act is
a kind of rude commentary on stand-up comedy altogether.” — New York Times

Neil Hamburger is a fictional standup comedian and singer, created and portrayed by Australian-American entertainer Gregg Turkington, who is characterized by his misanthropic jokes and anti-comedy style. Turkington has released a number of albums as Hamburger and has appeared as the character in various films, television shows, and other media. In 2015, the act inspired the feature-length film Entertainment, which stars Turkington as a "variant" of the Neil Hamburger character. Turkington developed the character in the 1990s and originally envisioned the concept as a "weird recording project". It originated from a prank call that appeared on the album Great Phone Calls Featuring Neil Hamburger (1992). He followed the LP with three more albums issued on Drag City Records before he began receiving offers to perform as the character for live shows. His albums Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners (2009) and First of Dismay (2014) feature original songs and cover versions backed by "The Too Good For Neil Hamburger Band".