Greased-Up Australian Comic Neil Hamburger Brings Off-Color Humor to Woodward Theater

If you talk during his set, he’ll definitely heckle you back

click to enlarge Neil Hamburger - PHOTO: TORE SÆTRE
PHOTO: TORE SÆTRE
Neil Hamburger

What do you get when you add a tux to greasy combover and a throat full of phlegm? The “brilliantly awful” Neil Hamburger, so says the New York Times. The anti-comedy underdog (a character played by Australian comedian and musician Gregg Turkington) is coming to Cincinnati and bringing with him his sometimes rude, usually gross and reliably off-color jokes.

But it’s not all for laughs. He asks existential, intrinsically human questions like, “Why did Metallica cut their hair?” and, “Why did God create Domino’s Pizza?”

The answers? Well — all we’ll say is that they’re literally horrible. If you’re eager enough to know, you can ask him yourself on Sunday. But be warned, if you talk during his set, he’ll definitely heckle you back.


7-10 p.m. Sunday. $20. The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, woodwardtheater.com. 

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