jem rolls: I, IDIOT
Written & Performed by jem rolls
big word performance poetry - London, England
V.27 - Dragon Arts Collective 
You know they say everyone has got a novel in them?
Well, you know what it's called, that novel we've all got in us?
It's called “I, IDIOT”.
With verbal and physical buffoonery, Jem Rolls cartoons the personal and the universal in his own epic of blundering idiocy.
Jem's last show: The Inventor Of All Things (5 STARS - CBC, 5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press, 5 STARS - Edmonton Journal)
More Fringe Festivals than anyone on earth.
“Whoops.”
“It wasn't me.”
“Oh dear.”

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Unclassifiable

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language
Thu July 19 6:15 PM
Fri July 20 8:30 PM
Sat July 21 8:30 PM
Sun July 22 5:00 PM
Mon July 23 8:15 PM
Tue July 24 6:15 PM
Wed July 25 4:30 PM
Thu July 26 6:30 PM
Fri July 27 3:00 PM
Sat July 28 9:45 PM
Sun July 29 2:45 PM

jem rolls: I, IDIOT

big word performance poetry—Dragon Arts Collective

Jem Rolls is one of the most recognised names in Fringe and his shows are equally legendary. This year, his I, IDIOT show purports to prove that he’s an idiot, and more than that, we’re all idiots and that the world is comprised of only idiots. I’m sure he had most of the audience convinced by the time he ended the show.

Known for his raucous, boisterous and bombastic delivery, it’s a shame you don’t get much of a chance to look beyond that. During the hour, Rolls probably pounds out 3000 words—way too much for introspection. That’s a great shame. The content of his words are as deep and dense as a university lecture and I would love to feature his script as a unit of discussion. Each topic of discourse contains multiple prongs of discovery and taking the time to delve into each would enlighten us all has human beings.

IDIOT? Hardly—this is probably the most intelligent treatise at Fringe.

Ray Yuen