Brandon Burke wins the BCG Pro Performance Awards 2020 – News
Brandon Burke (right) won the BCG Pro Talent Awards for Performance 2020 final.
Burke is an American comedian and “good old country boy with a hint of red-neck and a little bit of queer.” He’s not fabulous but it’s a hell of a good time.
Her set included jokes about her education, dental hygiene, country music, and American culture.
The final took place tonight (Friday September 17th) at the Museum Of Comedy in London.
The prize package includes professional exposure via the British Comedy Guide, expert coaching and a concert seat at a top club.
The other finalists were Suchandrika Chakrabarti, Liz Guterbock, Benjamin Lovell, Stuart Mitchell and Luke Rollason.
To participate, comedians submitted videos via BCG Pro, the British Comedy Guide’s platform for comedy creations, with the judges selecting the six best acts to perform live. Entries were made in 2020, but the scheduled final has been delayed so far due to coronavirus restrictions.
The show also saw musical comedian Bennet Kavanagh (photo, left), selected by the judges as the winner of the Starter level, perform a set. Speaking on being named the winner, he said: “I’m delighted and a little shocked to have won this. In all honesty, I forgot I was in because I submitted my video there. awhile ago and I didn’t think I would have much of a chance, so it was a really nice surprise. After a tough year, this is exactly the good news I needed, and I can’t wait to see the opportunities this will lead to. Thank you BCG! “
The judges were Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard), Tamara Cowan (Ebdon Management) and David Hardcastle (Leicester Square Theater).
The 2021 competition, which will have a live final in early 2022, is open for entries until the end of October. Entry Details
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