“To people who take music seriously, I’m a musician.
To people who don’t take music seriously, I’m a comedian.
To people who don’t take anything seriously, I’m a clown.”
A rare chance to see Borge the wit, Borge the pianist and Borge the conductor.
International musician and comedian Victor Borge is captured at his hilarious best in this concert at the Grand Hall, Wembley Conference Centre, recorded in 1979.
A child prodigy who gave his first piano recital aged eight, the Copenhagen-born Borge moved to the US and combined his musical prowess with a penchant for comic one-liners, in a unique cross between stand-up and high art.
Recorded live, the concert features the seventy musicians of the Wren Orchestra, led by Rolf Wilson. Also appearing is American coloratura soprano, Marylyn Mulvey, winner of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company national finals.
Packed with his trademark double-entendres and double-takes, this is a laugh-out-loud show from the master musical wit and ‘comedian of the keyboard’.