CHRIS LYNAM

“KING OF CLOWNS”

– The New York Times

Chris Lynam

"King of Clowns"
– The New York Times

Press

“Throughout this performance Lynam is very expressive and engaging, oozing with energy and charisma.”

– Edinburgh 49

“The funniest man on the planet.”

– Eddie Izzard

“Repeatedly impressive, with creative ideas brilliantly executed, including some stand-out set pieces that hilariously flip expectations on their head.”

Chortle

“Chris Lynam is a brilliantly bizarre antidote to today’s truculent society.

– The New York Times

“Surreal unhinged quality which makes for comic greatness.

– The Guardian

Chris’ Eric The Fred show brings to mind Monte Carlo style mime and clown shows of the 1950s and 1960s and very up-market performance art shows. It would not go amiss in Las Vegas and is astonishingly sophisticated, complex and professional. An immense talent.

John Flemming

“Achingly beautiful and seriously funny for all its grimness, this is a highly structured, well-designed technical show, and yet Lynam’s true brilliance is that he is always there in the moment, contemporary in every way.”

The Stage

“As well as being technically excellent, it’s genuinely perverse and absurd – equal parts David Lynch, Samuel Beckett and Looney Tunes.”

The Scotsman

“Timeless dark comedy, Eric is a solid display of clowning and physical theatre skill.”

The List

“The style of the projections called to mind German Expressionist cinema and the silent science fiction films of a George Melies.”

– TVBomb

“Mahout of the bizarre buffoon extraordinaire to wit.”

– The Times

“Throughout this performance Lynam is very expressive and engaging, oozing with energy and charisma.”

– Edinburgh 49

“Timeless dark comedy, Eric is a solid display of clowning and physical theatre skill.”

The List

“As well as being technically excellent, it’s genuinely perverse and absurd – equal parts David Lynch, Samuel Beckett and Looney Tunes.”

The Scotsman

“Chris Lynam is a brilliantly bizarre antidote to today’s truculent society.

– The New York Times

“Repeatedly impressive, with creative ideas brilliantly executed, including some stand-out set pieces that hilariously flip expectations on their head.”

Chortle

“Mahout of the bizarre buffoon extraordinaire to wit.”

– The Times

“Surreal unhinged quality which makes for comic greatness.

– The Guardian

Chris’ Eric The Fred show brings to mind Monte Carlo style mime and clown shows of the 1950s and 1960s and very up-market performance art shows. It would not go amiss in Las Vegas and is astonishingly sophisticated, complex and professional. An immense talent.

John Flemming

“The funniest man on the planet.”

– Eddie Izzard

“The style of the projections called to mind German Expressionist cinema and the silent science fiction films of a George Melies.”

– TVBomb

“Achingly beautiful and seriously funny for all its grimness, this is a highly structured, well-designed technical show, and yet Lynam’s true brilliance is that he is always there in the moment, contemporary in every way.”

The Stage

About Chris Lynam

Very few members of the comedy world are worthy of the title ‘genius’; Chris Lynam isn’t one of them but he comes damn close.

Chris Lynam is renowned for many things, but mainly for bringing his own brand of crazed humour to bear on unsuspecting audiences. His comedy is wild and exciting, stretching variety to its limits.

Any one show may include acrobatics, outlandish operatic and orchestral overtures, flying sousaphones and anything else which may spring to Mr Lynam’s unnecessarily large and vivid imagination.

About Chris Lynam

Very few members of the comedy world are worthy of the title ‘genius’; Chris Lynam isn’t one of them but he comes damn close.

Chris Lynam is renowned for many things, but mainly for bringing his own brand of crazed humour to bear on unsuspecting audiences. His comedy is both dangerous and exciting, stretching variety to its limits.

Any one show may include pyrotechnics, acrobatics, outlandish operatic and orchestral overtures, flying sousaphones and anything else which may spring to Mr Lynam’s unnecessarily large and vivid imagination.

Indescribably wild and wondrous physical comedy from the man with the Eraserhead haircut. Chris Lynam, the infamous iconoclastic clown, brings you his interactive, acrobatic, manically musical and gloriously epic show!

The script isn’t written ’til the end of the show, so don’t be afraid to caress the beast – it only wants to play!

Indescribably wild and wondrous physical comedy from the man with the Eraserhead haircut. Chris Lynam, the infamous iconoclastic clown, brings you his interactive, acrobatic, manically musical and gloriously epic show!

The script isn’t written ’til the end of the show, so don’t be afraid to caress the beast – it only wants to play!

ErictheFred
ErictheFred is a clown, but if you think you know clowns ~ think again. Here, the traditional art of clowning is taken to another wondrous level.

This is a curious and poignant story of an old trouper trying to come to terms with a fading career.

Enhanced by an original score, ErictheFred is a richly evocative performance. Inspiring a range of emotional responses and interpretations, film projection seamlessly blends with live action to tell a timeless story in a freshly creative way.

ErictheFred
ErictheFred is a clown, but if you think you know clowns ~ think again. Here, the traditional art of clowning is taken to another wondrous level.

This is a curious and poignant story of an old trouper trying to come to terms with a fading career.

Enhanced by an original score, ErictheFred is a richly evocative performance. Inspiring a range of emotional responses and interpretations, film projection seamlessly blends with live action to tell a timeless story in a freshly creative way.

The Popcorn Club Cabaret
The Popcorn Club Cabaret is a glamourous merging of circus and music, variety and comedy, where audience and artists join together for a night of surreal wonderment!

Clown and Ring mistress, Chris Lynam and Kate McKenzie, walk the tightrope between dreams and awakenings in an explosive offering of the sublime and the grotesque.

Along with live music, intriguing characters, modern silent comedy film, expect plentiful supplies of life affirming popcorn!

The Popcorn Club Cabaret
The Popcorn Club Cabaret is a glamourous merging of circus and music, variety and comedy, where audience and artists join together for a night of surreal wonderment!

Clown and Ring mistress, Chris Lynam and Kate McKenzie, walk the tightrope between dreams and awakenings in an explosive offering of the sublime and the grotesque.

Along with live music, intriguing characters, modern silent comedy film, expect plentiful supplies of life affirming popcorn!

The Popcorn Club Cabaret
This musical comedy show introduces you to the passionate inner world of Chris Lynam and Kate McKenzie.

These wildly contrasting characters struggle to achieve a sense of balance, an effort that constantly disintegrates into misunderstanding and mayhem.

The Popcorn Club Cabaret
This musical comedy show introduces you to the passionate inner world of Chris Lynam and Kate McKenzie.

These wildly contrasting characters struggle to achieve a sense of balance, an effort that constantly disintegrates into misunderstanding and mayhem.

The multi award winning international sensation, Slava’s Snow Show has delighted and thrilled audiences in over eighty cities around the globe including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, and Moscow.

Experience a joyous dream-like world which will touch both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breathtaking blizzard leaving you literally knee deep in snow!

Slava’s Snow Show is not one of Chris’ own creations. He performs as a key member of the cast in performances all over the world.

The multi award winning international sensation, Slava’s Snowshow has delighted and thrilled audiences in over eighty cities around the globe including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, and Moscow.

Experience a joyous dream-like world which will touch both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breathtaking blizzard leaving you literally knee deep in snow!

Slava’s Snow Show is not one of Chris’ own creations. He performs as a key member of the cast in performances all over the world.

Upcoming Shows for 2021

June 2nd – 26th, 2021
Bits of Beast
The Night Cabaret
Brighton Fringe Festival
Brighton, UK

July 18th – 25th, 2021
Slava’s Snow Show
Moulin Jeune, Paris

August 3rd – 5th, 2021
Fani & Willi with Sara Ski
Dresden, Germany

August 7th, 2021
Bits of Beast
Slapton Comedy
Slapton, UK
* Cancelled *

August 27th, 2021
Bits of Beast
Chesham Comedy Club
Chesham, UK
* Cancelled *

September 16th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
Salty Dog, Northwich

September 17th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
Much Laughter at the Fort, Chesham

September 18th, 2021
M/C and bits
Honey Cabaret, Nottingham

October 7th – 9th, 2021
Clown Teaching Workshop
with Ben Keaton

Clown Cartel, Hastings

October 30th, 2021
Beast of Theatre (full show)
Latest, Brighton

November 5th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
Bath Comedy Club, Bath

November 19th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
100 Watt Club, Aldershot

November 26th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
100 Watt Club, Fareham

December 10th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
Whipcrack Comedy, Lancaster

December 11th, 2021
Beast of Theatre (full show)
Playhouse Morecome, Lancaster

Upcoming Shows for 2020

June 2nd – 26th, 2021
Bits of Beast
The Night Cabaret
Brighton Fringe Festival
Brighton, UK

July 18th – 25th, 2021
Slava’s Snow Show
Moulin Jeune, Paris

August 3rd – 5th, 2021
Bits of Beast
Dresden, Germany

August 7th, 2021
Bits of Beast
Slapton Comedy
Slapton, UK
* Cancelled *

August 27th, 2021
Bits of Beast
Chesham Comedy Club
Chesham, UK
* Cancelled *

September 16th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
Salty Dog, Northwich

September 18th, 2021
M/C and bits
Honey Cabaret, Nottingham

October 7th – 9th, 2021
Clown Teaching Workshop
with Ben Keaton

Clown Cartel, Hastings

November 19th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
100 Watt Club, Aldershot

November 26th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
100 Watt Club, Fareham

December 10th, 2021
Beast in Cabaret
Whipcrack Comedy, Lancaster

December 11th, 2021
Beast of Theatre (full show)
Playhouse Morecome, Lancaster

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Good news!

As theatres and venues look to the future and begin to open up at long last, there are hints of a few gigs coming in for later in the year – a tasty couple of festivals in Germany, to name a couple – although sadly the eight-week October Snow Show tour of the UK has been cancelled.

Anyway, don't forget to check back in and watch this space – to scroll down and view my Upcoming Shows section – anything new will always be mentioned here first!

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