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Attention Seeker


Attention Seeker

32 Below

32b West Nicolson Street
The Cellar: AUG 19-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free

Attention Seeker

The anxiety-riddled jokewriter/doormat for a famous comedian accidentally crashes into the standup spotlight and decides to stay. Armed only with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn’t buy, he sets out to prove just who’s really the funny one, and the rest, as they say, is history... except history is normally written by the winners.

The British-Canadian standup-storyteller 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 regrettably true story of fragile egos, low impulse control, and the best worst comedy gig of all time.

Best Comedian, Buxton

Best Solo Show, Nelson

Best Comedy, Dunedin

Best of Fest, Ottawa

“Very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early-‘60s stand-up years” - Pioneer Press, Minneapolis

"Ronnie Corbett with Tourettes'... If his 2nd show hadn’t clashed with the next show on the list, I’d have been straight back to see it again” - Signifying Nothing, UK

"Hugely talented, a cut above most storytellers" - CBC Canada

“…doing something so unlike conventional storytelling or long-form stand-up comedy that he is dancing on the edge of a knife” - Apt613, Ottawa

★★★★★ “incredibly smart, funny” - Edmonton Journal

“beyond engaging into downright hypnosis…I loved every minute of it - Art Murmurs, NZ

“… a dizzying, exhilarating, headlong rush” - Pantograph Punch, NZ

“engaging, hyperkinetic, intelligent yet self-effacing...a riveting entertainer” - Cult Montreal