“Fun, flirtatious and delightfully silly”, The Independent, Topping and Butch are the outrageous comedy-duo known for their satirical parodies, naughty numbers and spot-on stand up with the audience.
The double act have had a string of yearly sell out shows at The Pleasance and Underbelly venues at The Edinburgh Fringe and have been regulars on Radio 4′s “Loose Ends” as well as appearances on Paramount Comedy Channel’s “The World Stands Up”. Their own West End shows have included “Take It Up the Octave” and “Desperate Fishwives” at The Soho Theatre and “How to Survive Valentine’s Day” and “Sex, Drugs and Harriet Harman” at The Leicester Square Theatre. Every week they perform at cabaret, private and stand-up comedy venues across the UK.
Internationally, Topping & Butch have taken their show to The Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival, Adelaide Feast Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Prague Fringe Festival as well as the Leicester, Dublin, Glasgow, Cambridge and Swindon Comedy Festivals. They have also appeared at comedy stand up venues in Singapore and San Francisco as well as engagements on several cruise ships.
Joe & Michael make a point of including very local references, up-to-the-minute politics, camp gossip and current events wherever they appear. The act usually works with live keyboards and backing tracks with a full sound system available but Topping & Butch also perform simply with backing tracks where space is at a premium and have developed their own ‘piano bar’ spectacular for venues that have an acoustic piano and prefer a more relaxed and intimate performance.