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Grant Busé returns with The Birds and The Beats - It’s about time we had The Talk
BY Sassy Red PR | 11-Aug-2017
After selling out shows in the UK, comedy musician Grant Busé brings his much lauded production, The Birds and The Beats, to the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival for a limited season. #TheBirdsandTheBeats #GrantBuse
After selling out shows in the UK, comedy musician Grant Busé brings his much lauded production, 'The Birds and The Beats', to the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival for a limited season. Running from the 19th to the 24th of September in the magical Wonderland Spiegeltent at Docklands, “Busé is a remarkable talent and one to watch on the Melbourne comedy scene... a one man band and triple threat". (Australian Stage)
In this probing one hour show about Sex Education, school teacher Mr. Busé takes audiences on a joyous sexploration of all the things they should have been told about in Sex Ed. From condoms to commitment, 'The Birds and The Beats' delves deep into the minefield that is being a sexually active adult, complete with original songs such as Where Do I Come From, Discovery Channel and I’m Bringing Sexy Sack (The Condom Song).
A trained teacher, Busé was teaching music to children while initially writing 'The Birds and The Beats' and after his first successful run of the show was actually offered the role of Sexual Education Teacher. He’s now officially “life imitating art”.
"I’ve always been a fan of sex and body positivity - my last show was really a celebration of those two things. I’ve also worked with children for years as a music teacher and I wanted to explore the idea of how my two worlds could meet.", explains creator and performer Grant Busé . "What really spurred me on to write the show was seeing a friend and fellow comedian’s show about her sexual assault. It made me think about my Sex Education as a man and I realised I never once was taught about consent in school. While the show is a lot of cheeky fun, I also try and tackle some of these big social issues around sex, sexuality, and consent. I like to think of the show as Sing-A-Long Sex Ed for adults. I like discussing taboo subjects in a fun and unique way that leaves audiences laughing while learning. The show also has a lot for music fans. I loop, beatbox, play instruments, sing and rap. I never know what’s going to happen most nights and that keeps me on my toes. Some of the stories I’ve heard from the crowds I could write another whole comedy show on."
Busé is most well known in the entertainment industry for his skills as a musical comedian, singer, actor, dancer, puppeteer, radio presenter, and pun enthusiast. A state finalist for MICF's Raw Comedy competition, most recently he’s been nominated for Best Comedy at Perth’s 2015 Fringe World Festival and has also toured internationally, performing sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe.
★★★★★ - Lot's Wife Magazine
★★★★ - The Australia Times