Victor Borge (1909–2000) was a brilliant pianist, virtuoso comedian and “the funniest man in the world” (New York Times). In the 1960s he became the world’s highest-paid entertainer, loved by audiences around the globe – a career which lasted till his death in 2000. In this award-winning show, his extraordinary life is retold and his hilarious act re-imagined for the 21st century by his natural successor, Rainer Hersch. A virtuoso comedian in his own right, Rainer has been entertaining audiences with his own brand of musical humour for over 20 years. A total sell-out at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in appearances across three continents, this show is “a tear-streamingly funny tribute” from one great performer to another – a treat for Borge fans and newcomers alike.
Rainer Hersch teams up with internationally acclaimed pianist Danny Driver and Royal Opera House soloist Kristy Swift to re-ignite the magic of Victor Borge’s classic routines. Don’t miss this “Broadway calibre show” (Montreal Gazette) with musicians of the highest calibre and comedy like no other on the stage today.
★★★★★ “Two great comedians for the price of one” (Metro)
“Victor Borge for a new generation” (Sunday Times)
“Don’t miss this divine comedy” (Daily Mail)
“The most captivating solo performance I have ever seen”
(Edmonton Journal, Canada)
“Comic Genius” (The Australian)