Gilded Balloon Programme 2017/18

Angus Gordon & Aaron Chen: Double Bill

Soho Theatre

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017 BEST NEWCOMER JOINT WINNERS: DOUBLE BILL

Angus Gordon: Sad Boy Comedy Hour

A series of pauses that build tension towards a climax. Teetering between bleak anti-humour and punchy one-liners Angus Gordon balances whimsy and social critique. Sad Boy Comedy Hour show is the best of his stand-up, often focusing on the violent contradictions that constitute ordinary experience, and a series of little parables he wrote in a diary while going through depression. ‘sad and hilarious and completely original’ guardian (AUS)

Aaron Chen: The Infinite Faces of Chenny Baby

Featuring two of the naughtiest boys from Sydney, Aaron Chen and sidekick Jon Lo (spaceman, chef, three-pointers), The Infinite Faces Of Chenny Baby has been described as wacky silly and nonviolent (whatever that’s supposed to mean). The show is certainly the freshest and most exquisite comedy you’ll see in the first week of the new year.

‘Rough edges are all part of the low-fi charm… Chen certainly makes his mark with this unpredictable hour… He’s never going to be for everyone, but fans of the alternative will find plenty to enjoy.’ Chortle