Graham Clark's Not Here
Written & Performed by Graham Clark
Laugh Gallery - Vancouver, BC
 http://www.grahamclarksnothere.com
V.25 - Wee Johnny's 
Patrons' Pick and Canadian Comedy Award winner Graham Clark returns to the Winnipeg Fringe…or does he? Faced with the high cost of doing a show, his act will be appearing without him. Sound weird? It will be.
“you'll leave wondering if Clark has invented a new form of stand-up” - NOW Toronto
“Graham Clark has a weird mind, in the best possible way.” - Mooney on Theatre

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $10

Genre:
Stand-Up

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse Language
Wed July 18 7:30 PM
Thu July 19 9:00 PM
Fri July 20 6:00 PM
Sat July 21 9:00 PM
Sun July 22 6:00 PM
Mon July 23 7:30 PM
Tue July 24 9:00 PM
Wed July 25 9:00 PM

Graham Clark’s Not Here

Laugh Gallery—Wee Johnny’s

Graham Clark’s stand up show is exactly as advertised. Wanting to ‘cut the cost of fringe’, he has filmed the show, downloaded it on an iPad and strapped that iPad to a helmet. A ‘surrogate’ (Graham under a morph suit) then acts out hand gestures and appropriate body movements while the movie plays on his head.

An interesting take on stand up, this is more of a novelty piece. I appreciate Graham experimenting with the form, I just couldn’t seem to invest myself in the act like I normally do. I love stand up but part of the joy is watching the comedians gestures, body language, and facial expression. I need all three generally to help myself process what’s going on. Graham is hilarious in his own right but I felt this format took some of that away. I liked the material not the format. If I wanted to watch something prerecorded, Netflix and bed sounds a whole lot better than a dark bar.

Kaitlyn Kriss