Kieran Butler


Kieran Butler is a UK/Australian performer with over 30 years experience as a comedian, musician, songwriter, broadcaster and satirist.

His original comedy, music and satirical productions have received critical acclaim at festivals all over the world including; the Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.



Kieran Butler is one half of 'Whimsical Tricycle' - an original folk duo that have received widespread international critical acclaim for their original music and story-telling shows since 2004.

Kieran is best known in Australia for his sold-out solo stand up show 'Collingwood ruined my Life' (2006 -2010) and the parody musical 'Ben Cousins - a rock opera' (2010).



Kieran performed his 'Australia is Fucked' trilogy from 2013 - 2018 at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Adelaide Fringe, the MICF and throughout Ireland.

Kieran received a coveted four star review from The Scotsman in 2007 for his show 'Che Guevara on the Fringe' - an official sold-out show that was a cult hit over 3 years with both audiences and critics. 

"Ferocious, satirical... current and very political... very funny" - Herald Sun (AUS)

"Wild laughs... Butler's kick is formidable" - The Age (AUS)

"An acerbic, hard-hitting and hilarious commentary on the problems facing Australia, particularly following the election of Tony Abbott's right-wing government" - Galway Independent (IRE)

“Damn good” **** - Edinburgh Evening News (UK) **** - The Scotsman (UK)

"One of the top Aussie acts of the 2013 Fringe" -

"Hard hitting & thought provoking" - Laughing Stock (IRE)

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Australia: Origin of Fucked (2018)

Australia is the origin of racist, science denying, sexist lying thugs who got elected Prime Minister. Trump is a shitty cover band. Brexit is a tribute act. Now, we’re all probably fucked!

The show that predicted Boris Johnson would be the next UK PM and tipped the audience to get on at Ladbrokes with a bonus bet at 7/1.

Those who did made £187 from a £10 bet. The only show in Fringe history to make the audience money!


A Man for no Reason (2019)

Defamed by feminists and black-listed by the director of the Australian #micf, Butler is the enfant terrible of Australian comedy.


Australia is Fucked (2013 -2015)

Australia is the petri dish that proved a dog-whistling, fearmongering, science-denying homophobe could win an election in a first world country in 2013.

Since then, Australia’s penchant for torturing refugees, genocide, climate change denial and Rolf Harris has inspired Brexit and Trump.

Australia produced George Pell the highest ranked Catholic to go to jail for child abuse – despite never doing a painting, or releasing a novelty song.

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