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Like Father, Like Son? Sorry.

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It’s been seven years since British transplant Chris Gibbs made a little Canadian — excuse us, we mean had his first kid — and several years since he last frolicked around the Winnipeg fringe. So for his return, the genial comic is doing an encore performance of this 75-minute ode to fatherhood, though the theme is loose at best.

Rather, Like Father is a good-natured and mostly PG-rated romp of uproarious anecdotes about sharing a plane with a mime and that time he tried to make his wife laugh during childbirth. (Note to future wisecracking fathers: stand down, champs.)

The winning ingredient is simply Gibbs, who is sort of like that guy who everyone flocks to at dinner parties, but he’s twice as at home on the stage. His is the show you don’t mind coming to see, Gibbs says with a laugh, and he’s OK with that. So are we.

— Melissa Martin

 

From the Fringe program:

Cast: Chris Gibbs

Chris Gibbs, the creator of Antoine Feval, The Power of Ignorance and Gibberish returns with the 2009 Fringe hit that playfully explores the fears, worries and surprises of being a father, and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.

***** "A thoroughly entertaining and hilarious show." - CBC

"It's all fresh, it's all funny… Highly recommended" - Toronto Star

"One of the funniest guys around" - National Post

Audience Classification: Parental Guidance

Length: 75 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Licensed Venue - Under 18 NOT ADMITTED

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