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"The human brain makes 20 million billion calculations per second."
You can practically see the synapses firing as Toronto-based writer and spoken-word artist Brendan McLeod delivers an intensely personal, tightly edited, smartly comedic hour-long monologue.
Since adolescence, McLeod has dealt with repetitive mental rituals and violent intrusive thoughts. Taking a frank, often funny look at mental illness, McLeod busts some big taboos. He also offers a larger philosophical and scientific inquiry into the mystery and miracle of consciousness.
McLeod's range is wide — from contemplating the nature of prayer to recalling a hilariously mortifying incident at a Supertramp concert. But there’s an easy precision to his delivery, which combines crack timing with immediate, unforced intimacy. And man, this guy could give a masterclass on what to do with your hands while talking.
─ Alison Gillmor
From the Fringe program:
The human brain makes 20 million billion calculations per second. That doesn't mean it's always right. A hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness, mental illness and friendship from award-winning novelist and former Canadian poetry SLAM champ Brendan McLeod. Winner of Best Male Performer at the 2015 Victoria Fringe and Pick of the Fringe at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe.
"Brain is what theatre is all about. McLeod is so smart, his rapid-fire delivery so clean and confident, his wit casual, copious, and reassuring" - Georgia Straight
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Sexual Content
Venue #17 PTE - Colin Jackson Studio
393 Portage Ave.
Portage Place 3rd floor
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 – 5:00 PM
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 – 3:45 PM
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 – 9:30 PM
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 – 5:15 PM
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 – 5:00 PM
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 – 3:45 PM
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 – 9:30 PM
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 – 7:45 PM
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 – 10:00 PM
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 – 3:30 PM
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 – 7:15 PM