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    Adam Burke is a Chicago based comedian who landed there by way of the United Kingdom and Australia - so yeah, that accent is real.  He is a fast rising star in the comedy industry who makes acerbic observations about modern America and its culture – a world he embraces but where he remains perpetually on the outside looking in.

    Burke began his career as a writer, covering comedy for a Chicago based magazine.  The story got him intrigued and soon he found himself onstage regurgitating his unique brand of humor that is self-described as: “absurdist, verbose comedy that is long on metaphor and analogy and short on common sense.”

    This Sunday Laff Fest presents is bringing Adam Burke to town to perform at Gallery K.  When they will be bringing Burke back to Louisville to perform an intimate show at an alternative venue in The Ville.

    “Gallery K is an awesome place so I'm always trying to get people there,” local comedian Eric Sorgel says of the venue hosting Burke.  “I'm super excited about this show, Adam came through town last year and he was easily the best comic we booked that year. He got voted funniest stand up in Chicago last year as well, and his CD is really great. I'm trying to push this show hard.”

    Burke has appeared on Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption, Put Your Hands Together, as well as several other podcasts and shows. He has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland OR, as part of the Just for Laughs Chicago festival for four years running, and at the local stage of Funny Or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. In addition, he has performed with a wide variety of comedians including Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, Hannibal Burress, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, John Oliver, Tracy Morgan, Aziz Ansari, and many more. Burke released his debut album Universal Squirrel Theory on A Special Thing Records in 2012, and was voted Best Standup in Chicago by readers of the Chicago Reader in 2014.

    Laff Fest presents Adam Burke at Gallery K on June 21st.  The show begins at 8:00 PM and tickets are only $5.


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    About Brent Owen

    Born and raised in Louisville, I have lived here most of my life (except during a short furlough, when I, lovelorn and naive, followed a girl to Baton Rouge). My roots are here, my family, my friends, and my life are all here. I work primarily as a free-lance writer for a few local and regional publications. I have also written two books (one a memoir, the other a novel) that barring some divine intervention, will probably never see the light of day. I find myself deeply ingrained in the local bar scene, or perhaps better said, I often indulge in the local drinking culture. I love music, movies, comedy, and really just about any other live performance art.

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