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​​​​​​​​​​​​North East Comedy Festival 



​         DATE:  Thursday 20th July

​         ​  DOORS: 18.45pm

          SHOWTIME: 7pm

         SHOW DURATION: 60mins 

         AGE SUITABILITY: 16+

         TICKET PRICE: £7.50



Mike Gunn - Pure Happiness

The big problem with writing a comedy show is that the Time-Nazis who are masquerading as festival organisers, demand that you submit the synopsis and the artwork for the show six months before you have even the vaguest idea of what the show is about.

So with that in mind ……

This show will ruthlessly explore the relationship between the impact of the Cultural Revolution on China, Vicks vapo-rub and life as performance. With influences as diverse as David Icke, Deepak Chopra and Katie Price, a multiplicity of tragi-comic variations will be synthesized from both orderly and random discourse. And there will be knob jokes.

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of the human condition, the differences between cats and dogs and big boobies. What started out as contemplation however, soon mutated into a tragedy of defeat, leaving only a lingering sense of unreality and pointlessness. And the fascination with big boobies.

My goal is to bring the audience face to face with their own preconceived hierarchy of cultural values, to question their assumptions of artistic worth and ultimately confront them with the pointlessness of reading a description of a non-existent show.

There will be no reference to me looking through a crow’s beak.

Up yours Jesterval…
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