Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2016
Luke Kempner: Take A Long Hard Luke At Yourself: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2017
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy Online: Show Five: 2020
Luke Kempner’s Twitch Match Special: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
Return Of The Craic Online Comedy Club: Online: 2021
I always enjoy and admire watching impressionists and Luke Kempner is one of the best of the current crop. Having seen Kempner perform at Always Be Comedy in 2016, I had high hopes for his Edinburgh Fringe show Take a Long Hard Luke At Yourself when I went to see it in 2017. I was not disappointed: Kempner is a funny guy, very personable and even showed a glimpse of excellent singing talent during his show. He switched characters with ease (from an uncanny Andy Murray morphing into Alan Carr then onto Louis Theroux) and has developed some lengthier, more concise pieces which serve to showcase his talents.
Kempner played Always Be Comedy in October 2018 and highlights in his fifteen-minute set included Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Iain Stirling, Donald Trump and Andy Murray plus Jeremy Kyle who featured in an inspired routine and questioned passengers on the night bus home!
In May 2020, Kempner appeared at Always Be Comedy Online in the guise of Joe Wicks and Gary Barlow. The routines were inspired and hysterical. Both impressions were exceptionally accurate, and Kempner was extremely likeable, funny and very entertaining with the audience.
Kempner had the inspired idea of making an online show using a computer-based cricket game and providing all the voices of the cricket commentators. I watched in July 2020 and everyone from Geoffrey Boycott to Henry Blofeld could be heard which enhanced the viewing experience with a high comic effect. To watch, please go to:
Kempner appeared at Always Be Comedy Online in November 2020. Kempner was a major talent and the impressions were extremely accurate and impressive. He gave us Donald Trump, Joe Wicks and David Attenborough each with five-minute sketches and backdrops highlighting their familiarities and placing them in absurd situations.
The comedian also appeared for Return Of The Craic Comedy Club in February 2021 where his new impersonation, Piers Morgan was hysterical and he was extremely funny with the audience.
Kempner is a master comedy impressionist and I look forward to seeing him again soon.