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Date:
Sunday 27 January 2019 - 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: Non-ticketed/No Charge

THE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS “THE COMEDIANS GUIDE TO SURVIVAL” WITH LIVE Q&A

Written by Mark Murphy & James Mullinger

Struggling comedian James Mullinger (based on the eponymous, real-life comedian) has come to a crossroads in his life; no one wants to see him perform, his wife is fed up, and his day time boss has given him an ultimatum – take a promotion and never do stand up again, or stick to the comedy and lose his job. To add salt to the wound, his boss sends him to L.A. to interview some of the greatest comedians alive for the magazine. Through spending time with his former heroes, a faint glimmer of his passion for stand-up comedy begins to stir again.

Starring James Buckley (from The Inbetweeners), Jimmy Carr, Gilbert Gottfried, Omid Djalili, Mike Ward, Derek Seguin, Pete Zedlacher and actors from Notting Hill, Twilight and Downton Abbey, this big budget British film is a dramatised version of how James Mullinger became the comedian he is today.

“A FUNNY, REALISTIC LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE IT AS A STAND UP COMEDIAN… THANKS TO A FINELY TUNED SCREENPLAY AND A STRONG CAST… ESSENTIAL VIEWING.” MONTREAL TIMES

“Best British film since The Inbetweeners. Funniest film of the year.” NME

“Unmissable.” GQ

“Really funny. Fantastic.” British Comedy Guide

“Films about comedians are rarely funny, but this one breaks the curse.” Chortle

“Mark Murphy’s new movie bravely tackles the art of funny, taking its hero on a comedic odyssey across America. By the finale I was desperate for more. And that cast is a Who’s Who of international comedy talent.” Huffington Post

(In association with James Mullinger, February 1 at the Fredericton Playhouse)