Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Victoria’s Andrew Bailey begins his crowd-pleasing one-man show with a terrific parody of improv to prove he can exercise free will. This is about all that sets Bailey apart from other one-man shows at the fringe this year.
The monologue is competently written and often hilarious, delivered with an engaging awkwardness that quickly endears him to the audience. You really root for him as he mines his adolescence, attempting to give meaning to his life. He even ends up with some quietly profound insights into compassion and empathy.
There isn’t anything particularly wrong with Limbo. It’s just very familiar territory. If you only see one one-man show this year, you could do a lot worse. Unfortunately, you could also do better.
— Ben Wiebe
From the Fringe program:
After nearly dying, comedian Andrew Bailey (The Adversary) determines to live fully, solving the meaning of life in the first minute, then unsolving it for the next fifty-nine. Winner: Vancouver Fringe Critics' Choice Award. Directed by Britt Small (Ride the Cyclone).
"Bailey has perfected the formula for funny." - Monday Magazine.
"Laugh-out-loud, intelligent, manic, sweet, quirky and, yes, profound" - The Vancouver Courier.
"Finally, a storyteller with something to say." - The Edmonton Journal.
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $9 for Matinees
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:40 PM CDT: