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Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (PBJ Management in association with AGI Entertainment and APA Agency)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016

Chris Gethard Ed2016

The flyer promises depression, alcoholism and attempted suicide. And, as they say in Gethard’s native USA, he totally goes there. As such, with grim scatological summaries of the side effects of certain medications, this won’t be for everyone. It is still a comedy show, however, and on that level it’s a success, with Gethard’s easy stage manner leavening the confessional moments, with entertaining anecdotes about some of his excessive behaviour and his various attempts to address it. As Gethard reminds us, there are those who still don’t understand that depression is an illness rather than a lifestyle choice, and many inconsistencies in how those affected are treated in every sense of the word. So, thinking about it, maybe this should be for everyone.

Pleasance Dome, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]