ARTISTS

CHRIS GIBBS

 

British-born comedian Chris Gibbs has toured extensively as a stand-up comedian and improviser, written and performed 5 hit, award-winning one-man shows, was a regular guest on NBC’s comedy series Howie Do It, has played at the Just For Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festivals, starred in the Canadian indie feature Run Robot Run, and is even a published author.

 


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A LEGAL ALIEN

Written & Performed by Chris Gibbs

From England, the Land of William Shakespeare, to Canada, the Land of William Shatner.

Chris Gibbs visited Canada in 1995. Since then he’s moved to Canada permanently, married a Canadian, and made a Canadian. He’s met a Canadian who apologized for saving his life, been given more advice on bear avoidance than anyone could possibly need, and has spent more time than strictly necessary wondering what it really means to ‘drop your accent’.

In case it’s not clear, this is a stand-up comedy show about Canadians, by someone who isn’t one.

 

Running Time: Approx. 90 min.
With Intermission.

Size of Company: 2

 


 

Like Father, Like Son? Sorry

What if he’s nothing like me? What if he’s just like me? Superman, C-sections, lying to people, horror-movie voices in the middle of the night, the regrets of a life half-lived and why talking to strangers is never easy.

A stand-up comedy show about the fears and worries of being a father and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.

Like Father, Like Son? Sorry premiered at the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it won Patron’s Pick. It then played to sell-out houses at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the 2010 Next Stage Theatre Festival, and later in the 2010 Uno Festival and at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Then the show sold out and was held over at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. In 2011 the show garnered more rave reviews and sold-out audiences at the Calgary and Vancouver Fringe Festivals.

 

“Gibbs’ observations about his first two years of fatherhood is as clever and funny a show as you’ll see at this festival. A thoroughly entertaining and hilarious show that has my highest recommendation.” – Dean Jenkinson, CBC
“the improvisations, digressions, stumbles and dead-ends are as much part of the fun as his central narrative… laugh-for-laugh, Like Father (which features some of Gibbs’s darkest, most personal material to date) is as funny as any show he’s produced. Highly recommended.” – Eye Weekly, Toronto
“goes way beyond navel-gazing to ask profound (and very funny) questions about life, death and Star Trek, all delivered in Gibbs’s genial, self-effacing manner.”– Now, Toronto
“He’s one of the most uniquely persuasive solo performers around… it’s all fresh, it’s all funny, it’s presented with wit and style… Highly recommended” – Toronto Star

 

 


NOT QUITE SHERLOCK

The Case of the Deceptive Detective

Written & Performed by Chris Gibbs

London, 1896. Barnaby Gibbs, incurable optimist and Sherlock Holmes fanatic, encounters a stranger, dressed entirely in black and holding a bag full of stolen belongings. There is only one conclusion a reasonable man could come to: this is the notorious cat burglar/con-man known as the Rhyming Bandit! However, Barnaby is not a reasonable man, and when the stranger explains he is actually the famous detective Antoine Feval, a new crime-fighting duo is born.

Not Quite Sherlock  has played to sold-out houses and enjoyed extended runs across Canada and beyond. In 2009 the show was presented as part of the Just For Laughs Festival, having won the Best Comedy at the Montreal Fringe.

 

“Absolutely priceless… Sherlockians will be in heaven. Everyone else will be here, laughing hard.” – Edmonton Journal

 

 


 

THE POWER OF IGNORANCE

Co-Written by Chris Gibbs & TJ Dawe
Performed by Chris Gibbs

The Power of Ignorance is a one-man mock motivational seminar that has been winning awards including Best Comedy and Best of the Fest, rave reviews and playing to packed theatres all over Canada and beyond since 2003. Join Vaguen, motivational speaker ordinaire and see how easy it is to Stop Thinking and Start Living! Called “howlingly funny” and given a 5 star review by CBC, this show is a must see!

 

“One of the funniest shows I’ve seen in years. Cleverly written and beautifully performed … satirical comedy at its finest.” (5 stars) – Victoria Times Colonist

 


 

MEDIA CENTRE

Press kit

Artist’s site

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Sept. 13 – 17/17 – Victoria Playhouse – Victoria, PE

Oct. 14/17 – Child’s Auditorium – Deep River, ON

Dec. 31/17 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON

Feb. 24/18 – Lighthouse Festival Theatre – Port Dover, ON


 

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