Dec 13th, Will Franken "The Stuff They Put In Sleep" Dec 02, 2014
Comedy show by the critically acclaimed surrealistic character comedian of myriad personalities, Will Franken, unveiling his latest rapid fire absurdist assault on the fragilities of human identity, platitudes of postmodern sanctimony, and presupposition of collective reality. An hilarious orphic descent into a depraved, unapologetic subconscious propelled by the manifold voices of one man.
A one man ‘Monty Python’ (San Francisco Chronicle), Franken has performed his patented theatrical lunacy in festivals worldwide, including Tallinn Comedy Festival in 2014. SF Weekly has declared him ‘Best comedian’ and SF Bay Guardiani thought he was ‘Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs’. Having recently won the Barry award as the “Best performer” at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Franken is the perfect playful finale to our festival “Serious games”.
“Amidst the anodyne wannabe TV comics who are 40% hair product, 40% ego and 20% talent there is still plenty of the real thing to be found, comedically. Will Franken is absolutely brilliant. Clever, creative comedy.” - Scotsman
"What elevates Mr. Franken above your garden-variety comedian is an erudite wit and a highly developed sense of the absurd." — The New York Times
Co-produced with Midwinter Night's Dream festival.