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Emerson Brophy Saccharine

Relevant Productions

Emerson Brophy Saccharine

Online sensation Emerson Brophy puts the phone down to present his debut solo show, Saccharine. Equal parts comedy show, pop concert and TED talk, Saccharine is a cathartic spiral into some of the biggest frustrations of the modern world, all wrapped up in Emerson’s signature sickly-sweet musical wit.

From corporate diehards to outspoken fence sitters, billionaire wannabes to nostalgic baby boomers, Saccharine attempts to understand some of society’s most puzzling personalities and explore its bitter realities, all while keeping your toes tapping along to the sweet, sweet music.

Armed with a ukulele, a piano and a stack of all-new, full-length, original songs, this show challenges you to ask yourself such questions as…

What do I really care about?

Is honesty actually worth it?

Does the world really need another white guy with a microphone?

As featured on The Philip DeFranco Show, tens of millions of TikTok screens and rent-free in the minds of some very angry conservatives all over the world, Emerson is thrilled to bring his first ever live show to Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2024.

“A Hollywood celebrity singing to me with a ukulele is not going to change my mind.” Anonymous YouTube Commenter

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language, Political, religious or racial themes.


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