At Speakeasy HQ it has to be said that we pride ourselves on finding the brightest shining stars in the Underground Galaxy to present show after show to our aspiring audiences. Each show, as we present over 30 different artists, it’s a fierce competition for any single act to cut apart and make a life-changing impact on our audiences. However, one such act has just gone ahead and done exactly that, and left them laughing until their sides hurt!!
After a lifetime of travelling and performing relentlessly at every comedy room in the country, Luke Leonard has emerged as one of the most popular acts to hit the Speakeasy HQ stage in recent times. With relatable comedy, along with a calm but shockingly funny delivery style and a knowledge of how his audience relate to him, he has been able to leave back to back audiences rolling in their seats time and time again!! But what is it that makes a comic like this tick? How does anyone conceive jokes like he does and then deliver them to a live audience. We took this wordsmith aside and threw a stack of questions at him to see what makes him tick as he prepares his puns and readies his schtick for this Saturday night’s show!
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Luke Leonard, and I am a stand up comedian. Ask r what I do… I guess I take my own misunderstandings of interactions and spew them forth for the pleasure of my audience. My humour kind of centres around failure, words and the failure of words. I’d say more, but words fail me.
How long have you been performing comedy?
I have been performing stand up for 2 and a half years, preceded by a decade in rock and roll. In bands I primarily played the buffoon. It’s a long story.
What was your first performance and how did it go?
It was in Ms Fernandes’ music class, back in 1997. I was expelled. Then there was a big gap until Raw comedy 2013, at the comics lounge. It went pretty well for a first shot. I knew I had something when I made the MC spit his drink.
If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be and how would you be remembered?
Talking. Incessantly and with authority on a wide range of topics about which I know very little. The how depends on who’s remembering and whether they think I was funny or tiresome.
What will you be performing on Saturday at Speakeasy HQ?
I will be performing tales of everyday, accessible, family friendly filth and blasphemy. You know – usual stuff.
Don’t miss your chance to see the outstanding comedy of Luke Leonard live at Speakeasy HQ this Saturday night!!!
Tickets available at http://www.Trybooking.com/FADK