Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chris Gibbs’ Humour and Wit Will Leave Audiences Wracked With Laughter

Don’t Miss The Return of His Hit Show Like Father, Like Son? Sorry. at Horizon Stage on November 22

Described by The National Post as “one of the funniest guys around,” comedian Chris Gibbs explores the anxieties of first-time parenthood in his hit one man show Like Father, Like Son? Sorry. Terrified about his new responsibilities and skeptical about his ability to be a good dad, Gibb’s self-deprecating humour leaves audiences wracked with laughter and howling in their seats. Whether you are a parent, you know a parent, you have a parent, or you just like a mixture of British wit and Canadian comedy you don’t want to miss Chris Gibbs in Like Father, Like Son? Sorry. at Horizon Stage on Friday, November 22.

British-born Gibbs has been a professional comedian since 1991, when he began performing comedy shows on the street in London’s Covent Garden. For the next 11 years he toured full-time, performing at comedy, theatre and street-theatre festivals throughout Europe, as well as in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.  Since moving to Canada permanently in 2002 he has taken the Fringe Festival tour circuit by storm with five hit shows that have all received stellar reviews, played to full houses, and left fans wanting more.

Like Father, Like Son? Sorry. won patrons pick at the 2009 Toronto Fringe and was a sell-out hit at the 2010 Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals. This fresh, funny, and fast paced comedy explores the anxiety Chris feels about becoming a new father while managing to also touch on the Superman myth, pop heroes in general, the perils of being overweight, the complexities of marriage, and other garden variety issues.

Called “the Steve Jobs of Fringe comedy” by the Toronto Star for “always coming up with something new that manages to be good as well” Chris’ self-effacing stories, jokes, and observations are both cheeky and honest. Tickets to Like Father, Like Son? Sorry. at Horizon Stage on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. are $35 for adults and $30 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave) and by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090. Tickets can also be purchased online through Ticketpro.

  Gibbs’ showmanship is always entertaining and this performance does not disappoint. Equally impressive is the show’s broad appeal: parents (especially new ones) will enjoy it for an empathetic voice, while others will appreciate the perspective it provides on one’s own childhood experiences.” 
««««« - Mel Priestley, Vue Weekly

“…an endearingly hapless quester, constantly reassessing his personal experience, having second thoughts and going off on hilarious tangents. Not to be missed” 
««««½ - Liz Nichols, Edmonton Journal

“…one of the funniest comics on the Fringe circuit… there is always a cleverness and intelligence about his shows. Gibbs has the ability to tell a joke, generate a laugh and then continue only to return later and top the same joke. You have to see it to believe it.” 
««««½   - Colin McLean, Edmonton Sun

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