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Monotone vaudevillian The Birdmann’s brand new creation is a mixed bag of physical comedy and jokes, with an attempt at imposing a noir-esque “story” into the proceedings. Unfortunately, this attempt falls flat and while juggling plastic bags to the music of the Cure is fun to watch, lip-syncing to Cher, very poorly, is not.

The Birdmann seems to have confused his one-note delivery for deadpan, which makes it difficult for many of his jokes to take off, let alone fly. Somewhere in this bird’s nest are attempts to be edgy and meta, but men in stilettos haven’t been edgy since Rocky Horror. The Birdmann obviously knows he’s funny and clever; it’s just too bad this one-man show doesn’t prove it.

— Barb Stewart

From the Fringe program:

The man like no man is back in a fascinating indie film noir live action one-man murder mystery of exhilarating flashbacks in a genre-defying journey of comedy, magic and mayhem from an internationally infamous vaudevillian.

4 STARS "One-man show like no other" - CBC 2011

4 STARS "Fringe show like no other" - VUE Weekly 2011

4 STARS "Off-the-wall Fringe show" - Edmonton Sun 2011

4 STARS "Genius"- Free Press 2011

Pick of the Victoria Fringe (Comedy 2011)

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

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