Byron Vincent bio

Byron Vincent

From surreal punk rock disquisition about the socialist inclinations of the Smurfs to astutely acerbic examinations of the fraying tapestry of British culture. Byron's buttery fingers fumble the balls of comedy and lyricism with an almost heroic bewilderment.

Hailed as the natural heir to John Cooper Clarke, sink estate dandy and festival stalwart Byron Vincent has thrust a scrawny heel into theatre's bourgeois throat and spanked it until it's handed over its lunch money. One of BBC poetry season's New Talent Choices, Byron is a regular at the nation's most prestigious literary and music festivals.

He has performed several times on television and national radio, including Channel 4's Random Acts, Radio 4's Bespoken Word and BBC 3's The Verb. He was poet in Residence for the South West of England for Apples and Snake's ground breaking poetry project My Place or Yours, his first collection Barking Doggerel was released May 2010 on The Nasty Little Press, his debut collection of short stories is to be published by burning eye later this year.

He is compere and producer / programmer for one of The UK's most highly regarded Spoken Word nights at The Bristol Old Vic. Byron is also co-creator of bespoke story telling project Made Up, which in its first year won commissions from both MAYKs Mayfest in Bristol and Escalator East in Norwich.

Byron is currently writing a solo theatre show about his experiences as a patient in the mental health system and a stand-up comedy show exploring what it means to be contented.

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