For an Australia Day comedy treat in London, check out Melbourne comedy act, Vachel Sprirasson, who will be performing his unique physical and read-along show, The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic.

There’s a twist to this January 26 performance, however, as Sprirasson will be beamed into London’s Lukin Pub via Skype.

His commitments at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, where he will be entertaining throngs of comedy-lovers, has forced him to pour his faith into the wonders of communication technology.

It could all go very wrong, but if you don’t end up laughing at him, then certainly, he and co-performer Stephanie Brotchie, will give you reason to laugh with him.

Sprirasson is part of the line-up for Bard And Roses, a wonderfully casual evening of naff jokes, great stories and engaging, dynamic performers.

Darkly funny, tragically enthusiastic, weirdly inappropriate and strangely moving, The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic is about an odd boy with a murmuring heart.

This must-see, where Sprirasson combines his creative genius with Stephanie Brotchie, is a blend of comedy, dance, music, clowning and cake.

A story show unlike any other, in ‘Angus, Ecstatic’, physical comedy is woven into a unique read-along experience that moves between page and stage.

Sitting somewhere between live picture book and lovingly arranged mixed tape, this production showcases the formidable talents of two of Australia’s most exciting emerging artists.

Produced by Sprirasson’s own production company, Slow Clap, the show was awarded Best Comedy at the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival, as well as the 2010 Brisbane Powerhouse Comedy Award.

Bard and Roses is the baby of vibrant Londoner, Deborah Rothenberg who spends days and nights scouring the world for fresh comedy talent, having become tired of comedy shows with the same old jokes about wives, girlfriends and sex or lack thereof.

Each show has a carefully selected line-up made up of a combination of comedians, character performers, sketches, lyrical poets and musicians.

Also in the January 26 line-up are sketch artist, David Price, Richard Watkins, Sarah John and Amy Butterworth.

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