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George Dimarelos


Venue:Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 247 4704
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Long Room
AUG 22 at 13:30 (60 min)
Venue:Harry's Southside, 42 - 44 Buccleuch Street Edinburgh EH8 9LP
Phone: 0131 662 0974
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Upstairs
AUG 14-27 at 17:00 (60 min)
Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Lounge
AUG 22 at 19:15 (60 min)
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Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted?
And then made that same mistake when you really should know better?
Then done it a third time and realised you suffer deep, terrifying psychological issues?

Then this shows for you!

After a sellout run at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, internationally touring Melbourne comedian George Dimarelos is back! This time he’s here to give you a taste of what it really means to Self-Sabotage, or as he likes to put it, “Judas yourself”.

By taking you on a tour that ranges from small instances of indecision to large moments of emotional insanity, George gives the audience the chance to compare their own lives and realise things aren’t as bad as they thought - at least they didn’t leave their dignity lying naked on a Scottish mountaintop.

So come along and justify all the mistakes George has made in his life! Otherwise it’ll just be him standing in an empty room listing all the reasons why he’s a failure, something he already does more than enough of as he lies in bed alone every single night.

“Effervescent charm…supreme authenticity” ****1/2 - the Music
"a fantastic fun filled hour of nothing but good times" - popculture-y
"cleverly thought out" - Herald Sun

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April 9, 2017  popculture-y
Review: George Dimarelos’ Self Sabotage is “delightfully insightful and funny”
Everybody has that moment when they look back on life and decide they’ve completely messed everything up. George Dimarelos’ stand up show Self Sabotage is a delightfully insightful and funny take on how the decisions we make can affect our lives.

Self Sabotage starts out slow; Dimarelos flirts with his audience, he allows them to get to know him and his style of comedy. He draws the audience into the performance, but doesn’t take compliments well. By pinpointing people in the crowd and riffing off their compliments he draws them into a conversation about the ideals of masculinity and why men don’t think they can stare at themselves in public bathroom mirrors. It makes you think about where this behaviour came from before he takes everything in a completely different direction, leaving you confused and amused.

As a performer, Dimarelos is very Australian. He’s charming and quick-witted as well as being a lad who jokes about girls and feelings through a distinctly male lens. This masculinity isn’t unwelcome though; he manages to tie in how to ask a girl out and the whole club experience though a fresh and amusing perspective. He’s confident, he’s funny (and he knows it), and as a second-generation immigrant that, assumedly, has never worked in a café, Dimarelos has some strong ideas about how brunch should be handled.

Throughout the performance he pitters off into tangents; throws out zingers in the form of one-liners and offhand comments that seem as if they’ve just been made up on the spot. It feels like you’re at the pub with a friend and he’s telling you the story of his latest wacky adventure, the audience is suddenly full of his mates and everyone is in on the joke.

George Dimarelos may have a stage made of milk crates but for an hour this stand-up comedian manages to make you forget the little details. Self Sabotage is a fantastic fun-filled hour of nothing but good times. Click Here

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