Keith Fields started his performing life as a street magician, great in the summer, but when the cold weather arrived, he looked for somewhere warmer to perform. His unique comedy style opened doors into the comedy clubs where he got as many laughs as the comedians. This led to headline tours in Europe and Asia, appearances at arts festivals, on TV, performances for the armed forces overseas. He was even asked to perform for the British royal family.
His comedy style can be traced back to his early days as a busker… Then his wife joined the act…
“I travelled the world as a solo performer, then, after a quarter of a century as a happily married couple we started working together on stage. It could have been a disaster! But we discovered that we had been rehearsing this show for 25 years.”
Lady Sarah is the daughter of a playwright and has been performing since she was 5. She is an author of children’s books, an award-winning speaker, and describes herself as ‘eccentric but mature’.
She is a real English lady and sounds like she has come straight from an episode of Downton Abbey. If she had time, she would make you a nice cup of tea and some crumpets! She is a lover of all things that glitter, especially shoes and eyeglasses, and she keeps Keith on track when he starts wandering off script, as he often does.
“We both live to make people laugh, always have! Every simple conversation turns into a comedy routine, every dinner leaves the waitstaff laughing, and every shopping trip ends with a giggling cashier… Taking our real selves onstage was a natural next step”
The most important part of a double act is chemistry, Keith and Sarah have been a couple forever; they certainly have chemistry. They have history and biology as well! They have improvised life together for nearly 40 years, which is why they are so good at it when they go off on a comedy tangent in the middle of their show.
They are the consummate hosts and masters of the art of audience participation, true British performers! They manage to walk the fine line of being hilariously funny but never embarrassing their volunteers – this is one of the hallmarks of their work, people who would never normally get on stage simply love becoming the stars of the show.
As British performers who have made their home in the USA, they bring much more than their accent, they also have a wonderfully oblique view American life and still struggle with the language (is it Aluminum or Aluminium??)
Together, Keith Fields & Lady Sarah are on a mission – to change the world, it one laugh at a time!
It’s a medical fact – laughter is good for you; it releases endorphins and has measurable health benefits. This show is so funny it should be available on your health insurance!