PLANS FOR 2015
KINDNESS TOUR DATES (Autumn 2015)
New tour dates for 2015…
5 – 16 Aug Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
20 Sep The Cockpit, Camden
24 Sep Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough
25 Sep Hull City Hall
1 Oct Draíocht, Blanchardstown
6 Oct South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes
9 Oct Old Fire Station, Oxford
21 Oct Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
27 Oct Guildhall Theatre, Derby
28 Oct Cambridge Festival of Ideas
29 Oct The Forum Studio Theatre, Chester
Sam’s first book tells the story of his journey from management consultant to Buddhist monk to single parent to comedian. It will be funny, moving and insightful (or at least that’s what the publisher has asked for so let’s hope he can deliver!) The book will be available in paperback and on kindle and is planned for publication in Autumn 2015.
KINDNESS AT WORK (Autumn 2015)
Plans are under way for a formal launch of Sam’s new initiative to promote a culture of kindness in the workplace. This will include offering keynote speeches and seminars for employers looking at how kindness can benefit both their organisation and its people. It will be the first time Sam has brought together his experience from business, monking and comedy – it promises to be quite a unique combination.
About The Show
Award winning comedian and failed Buddhist monk Sam Brady explores his ongoing struggle to be a “good person” and asks why KINDNESS is so undervalued and so hard to practise. Join Sam for an hour of heart-warming, thought-provoking, soul-searching comedy.
“With this naturally funny and charismatic man, there wasn’t one moment of this show that felt contrived or forced. We heard hilarious (and some quite poignant) anecdotes that drove home his point that even though humans are flawed, the little acts of kindness really do make a difference… Emotional and uplifting.” **** (4 stars) Three Weeks
“Sam Brady’s life has taken many twists and turns… but somehow he manages to find humour in even the most difficult situations.” Matthew Bannister, BBC Radio 4
“As he relates his struggle to be consistently kind, Brady reveals the truth of human nature: that it is possible to be grumpy and fussy but also to have moments of true kindness. This is life presented in its true form with highs and lows and much self-deprecating laughter throughout… Go see for yourself and maybe feel a little less cynical about life.” Broadway Baby
Sam Brady is an award-winning comedian and a failed Buddhist monk. He has a story-telling style that is friendly, warm, enthusiastic and candid. His one man shows are moving, thought-provoking and soul-searching, as he continues to try and figure out how to live a meaningful life. (They are also very funny.) In 2015, Sam is taking show Kindness for a repeat run at the Edinburgh Fringe followed by some additional tour dates around the UK and Ireland.
“Great timing and refreshingly upbeat in a world of cynical stand ups. A gem.”
Jason Cook, writer and star of the BBC’s Hebburn.
“natural charisma and talent”
“left his audience exhausted with laughter, enthralled by his story and moved by its content.” ***** (5 stars)
Winner Forever Manchester Award 2011 for Meditation Ruined My Life
Winner Hull Comedian Of The Year 2010
Winner Birchley Under 10’s Judo Competition 1979
"This is life presented in its true form with highs and lows and much self-deprecating laughter throughout… Go see for yourself and maybe feel a little less cynical about life.”Broadway Baby
“left his audience exhausted with laughter, enthralled by his story and moved by its content.” ***** (5 stars)Large Manchester
"natural charisma and talent"manchestersfinest.com
"Great timing and refreshingly upbeat in a world of cynical stand ups. A gem."Jason Cook
"hilarious (and some quite poignant) anecdotes... drove home his point that even though humans are flawed, the little acts of kindness really do make a difference" ****Three Weeks
"A naturally funny and charismatic man… Emotional and uplifting.” ****Three Weeks