Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 3/7/2014 (666 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Winnipeg comedian Fraz Wiest writes and stars in this 60-minute, one-man comedy with a message, an intriguing exploration of time and technology, seen through the eyes of a traveller from the future. Fraz, our character, has been sent back to relive his past, owing to crimes against social media. Hint: he doesn’t use it nearly enough for the powers-that-be to be happy with him.
Wiest is an admirable comedic performer and his points are honest and relevant, although the show hasn’t quite found a perfect balance of tone regarding humour versus message. But Wiest offers genuine laughs — his sci-fi movie montages are sure-bet crowd-pleasers — and thoughtful, intelligent questions about social media and its role in our lives. Cats stealing dog beds — good. Wishing "friends" HBD on "Futurebook" — not so much.
You may never post a breakfast photo without thought again. And that might not be such a bad thing.
— Barb Stewart