Attack of the One Man Shows
Two men, two one-man shows, for the price of one two-man show or two no-man shows, across two weeks, on a Tuesday, well actually two Tuesdays, so times two but not likefour, its still two but I guess if youyou know what? Just come check it out.
Two comics team up to crush the industryokay, maybe just smash it up a littlekick the tireswell actually more like leave dog crap in a bag on the industrys door step, ring the doorbell and run away.
Critically acclaimed comedians Gavin Stephens and Nile Sguin will be remounting their one-man shows for DVD tapings before selling themselves to American bookers and forgetting where they came from. Come join us as we watch them desperately try to join the Mad Max Thunderdome that is the American Entertainment industry.
****Fear of a Brown Planet is a comedic recounting of Nile Sguins misadventures in the entertainment industry.
Being of mixed background (Rwandan French Canadianyou dont want to know how that happened) and never quite fitting into one of the many (wellthree) racial categories available in the industry has led Nile to examine how race affects perception, sex and career.
Fear of a Brown Planet is a series of jabs at the whole mess that is race relations in the industry but like everything else Nile does, it is done with love and doesnt single out any one group (unless you count jackasses as a group).
It follows Nile as he strips apart all the taboo under the sun and leaves people feeling lighter for his having done so (oh god, I mean lighter as in weight not racenot that theres anything wrong with being light skinnedoh god why am I typing this? Dammit).
The show is critically acclaimed and took the Best Solo Comedy Award at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, was the only standing room only show to be performed at the Uno Festival in Victoria and was recently nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best One Person Show.
****Gavin Stephens Spectacular! Spectacular!
Gavin Stephens 75 minute solo variety show combines improv stand up, multimedia sketch, and incredible stunts into what some call South Park meets Steve Martin, and had babies in Pee-Wee Hermans head thrill ride of a show.
Skillfully balancing between a caricature of an unprofessional and a canny realist, Gavin easily mocks everything from pop culture frivolity to deeper social/political issues in a cartoony, sarcastic, and ironic fashion.
Star TV voted Gavin Stephens one of the 12 Funniest Canadians.
For five seasons, Gavin also appeared as a star and writer on the successful sketch show Comedy Inc. on CTV for which he received a 2007 Gemini nomination for Best Ensemble Performance In A Comedy Series. Gavin is also one of only three comedians to have filmed multiple stand up comedy specials for The Comedy Networks hit series Comedy Now.
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