About Bernie + Victy

EastEnd Cabaret is Bernadette Byrne (deviant diva) and Victor Victoria (half-moustachioed multi-instrumentalist): the gin-loving, globe-trotting, manbeast-riding, accordion-wielding, filth-mongering musical comedy duo. Audiences all over the world have been seduced by EastEnd Cabaret’s riotous shows, which are packed full of their signature risqué original songs, stage-shattering audience participation and “jaw-achingly funny character comedy” (Backstage Pass). 

These professional perverts have performed for sell-out audiences from Edinburgh Fringe to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, toured their show around Europe, created mayhem in cities all over Australia including the Famous Spiegeltent at the Melbourne Arts Centre, and have been in residence at the Wonderground on London’s Southbank. They have appeared on BBC3 TV’s variety show “Live at the Electric” and Comedy Up Late on ABC2, and even rode on the back of the Sunrise Breakfast Show weatherman, live on Australian national television. They have shared a stage with Amanda Palmer, Tim Minchin and The Tiger Lillies. They have been heard on the airwaves of BBC Radio London, graced the front covers of Time Out Magazine and the Scotsman, and appeared in the pages of The Guardian, the Independent and the Daily Telegraph, and on Huffington Post. They have even written articles (mainly about gin) for Time Out in Melbourne and London.

“A high-powered ‘Flight of the Conchords’ dipped in acid and drenched in smut.” – Crikey (AU)

The award-winning double act have recently been named ‘Best Musical Variety Act’ at the 2015 London Cabaret Awards, and have received the ‘Best Cabaret’ award at Adelaide Fringe, as well as nominations for the Edinburgh TO&ST award from Soho Theatre, the Brighton Fringe prize and Perth Festival’s 'Best Show’. EastEnd Cabaret were also named one of the “most original and influential people working in the UK creative industries” as part of the Hospital Club 100.

Blazing a trail for modern musical comedy on an international scale, EastEnd Cabaret’s dark, dirty and deliciously funny antics are "irresistible… definitely worth getting your face licked for" (The Guardian).