Harmon Leon in The Jokes Saved My Soul

  • 2 reviews
  • The Rosemary Branch


  • Something A Little Different and Comedy
  • Tickets from £8.00 - £12.00
  • Islington
  • Over 16
  • This event has taken place.
  • 19:00 - 20:00

A hit at the Edinburgh Festival: Meet Harmon Leon - the NYC comedian who lives a double life. On stage, he's the epitome of confidence. Off stage, he has anxiety ordering a sandwich at a deli.

But fear not, the one therapy that makes him feel normal is coming on stage doing “The Jokes!”

A Multimedia extravaganza and existential nod to Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape – through happy times, through sad times, with friends, with strangers – the one thing that brings us together, and saved Harmon’s soul is “The Jokes!”

“I was reminded of the way Spalding Gray would present his great work” NY Theater Guide

 'Weird. Wildly original and completely incomprehensible' ***** Edinburgh List.

“Leon takes a risk with his comedy and audiences should too” ***** Adelaide Advertiser

Harmon Leon is NYC’s premiere multimedia comedian.

He’s performed comedy around the world, including solo shows at the Kennedy Center, Edinburgh Festival, Montreal's Just for Laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival, & SF SketchFest.

He’s also appeared on This American Life, The Howard Stern Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, BBC World News, and the BBC Culture Show.

Harmon Leon is the author of eight books He’s produced documentaries for The Sundance Film Festival, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker.


COVID-19 Safety

We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre. 

Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.


We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.

Image description: A child-like painting of country music legend Hank Williams, strumming an acoustic guitar and wearing a matching white cowboy hat and suit. The expression on his face is morose. Above him are the words, “The Jokes Saved My Soul.” 




Ticket Event time Cost
Standard Ticket

unreserved seating

19:00 - 20:00 £12.00
Concession Ticket

unreserved seating

19:00 - 20:00 £8.00



2, Shepperton Road, N1 3DT



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Hoxton (Rail)


Rosemary Branch Theatre
A beautiful, characterful, historic, local pub on the border of Islington and Hackney. Just set back from the Regent’s Canal, we have delicious food, a wide range of thoughtful drinking options and an award-winning theatre and function room upstairs. Our theatre hosts all types of performance and community experiences - theatre, comedy, live music, improv, puppetry, family shows, drag, cabaret, podcasts, burlesque and workshops.


The Rosemary Branch

The Rosemary Branch does a bit of everything in a cosy atmosphere. After work drinks, catch up with friends, Sunday lunch with the family are all popular activities at The Rosemary Branch.


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