spoken word, stand-up, storytelling
Fri at 21:00
Sat at 18:00
Sun at 16:00
This is a pay-what-you-will-show. There are no tickets but there will be a bucket-collection.
The anxiety-riddled joke writer/doormat for a famous comedian crashes into the stand up spotlight – armed with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn’t buy – and sets out to prove just who’s really the funny one. The rest is history… except history is usually written by the winners.
British-Canadian storyteller Gerard Harris invites you to experience the vicarious thrill of telling jokes on stage to tens, hundreds, even thousands of people – and then back to tens again – without the sleepless nights and crippling self-doubt in this true story of fragile egos, low impulse control, immense distraction and the best worst comedy gig of all time.
Best Comedy Performer: Buxton
Best Solo Show: Nelson
Best of Fest: Ottawa
Best Comedy: Dunedin
“incredibly smart, funny" – ★★★★★
“Very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early-60s stand-up years”
“beyond engaging into downright hypnosis…I loved every minute of it”
“masterful storytelling… a dizzying, exhilarating, headlong rush”
“engaging, hyperkinetic, intelligent yet self-effacing…Harris is a riveting entertainer”
“a brilliant, engaging, dynamic and hilarious performer”
“Opening night’s audience ran to the stage to hug him”
“Ronnie Corbett with Tourettes”