Michael Brunström is a British comedian active since 2014.
His shows have been described as absurd, surreal, and existential, have often contained historical references, and usually involve audience-participation and props.
Michael Brunström has a degree in Classics from Cambridge University and trained with Ken Campbell.
Brunström has performed five full-length shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and at other comedy festivals, has participated in the The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and is a member of the Weirdos Collective. In 2014 he was listed by Chortle as one of the weirdest acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.
In 2017 he appeared in Tony Law’s experimental climate change musical ‘Battle for Icetopia’, which won the Chortle Award for Best Event of the Year. In the same year The Independent highlighted Brunström as part of a movement towards silliness and surrealism in comedy. In 2018 Martin Willis, also writing for The Independent, called him one "of the very best acts in comedy".
Awards and honours
Brunström won the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality (which he was also nominated for in 2014) and has twice been nominated for Best Festival Poster at the Leicester Comedy Festival
- 2014 - The Human Loire
- 2015 - The Golden Age of Steam
- 2016 - The Haywain Reloaded
- 2017 - Parsley
- 2018 - The Great Fire of London
- 2019 - World of Sports
- "2.10 Loonies: Ten of the weirdest acts heading to the Edinburgh Fringe". chortle.co.uk. Chortle. 15 July 2014.
- "Comedians to stage a musical – on ice". chortle.co.uk. Chortle. 14 August 2017.
- "Tony Law and Friends in the Battle for Icetopia – A comedy play on ice". alexandrapalace.com. Alexandra Palace. 14 October 2017.
- "Chortle Awards 2018: The Results". chortle.co.uk. Chortle. 18 March 2018.
- Willis, Martin (27 November 2017). "When the world is beyond satire, is silliness and surrealism the answer for comedy?". The Independent.
- Willis, Martin (3 August 2018). "Edinburgh Fringe 2018: 13 best comedy shows to see at this year's festival". The Independent.
- "The Malcolm Hardee Awards 2017". malcolmhardee.co.uk. Malcolm Hardee. 2017.
- "Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 Awards nominees". comedy.co.uk. British Comedy Guide. 24 February 2016.
- Dessau, Bruce (13 March 2017). "News: Leicester Comedy Festival award nominees announced". beyondthejoke.co.uk. beyondthejoke.
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