Seamus Burke

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Seamus Burke developed an act of entering, rather than escaping, which he called "enterology."

Seamus Burke
BornMarch 4, 1888
Kilkenny, Ireland
Died?

Burke, who never attended school, served in the British Army during World War I. After the war he worked as an elevator operator and began write songs for music hall acts.

In 1902, after a briefly joining the IRA, he build a shack in mountains of the Dublin and lived as a hermit. He eventually returned to England to peruse his writing career.

Burke was inspired to develop his act after reading an article by [Brunel White]] in the World's Fair and premiered this act on December 16. 1935 at The New Hippodrome in Manchester.[1]


References

  1. Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women by Ricky Jay (1987)


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