Just A Small Town Boy—Jack Gow at Melbourne Fringe
Address: Fringe Hub at Trades Hall, Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Date: Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 September 2019 (no show Mon 23 Sept)
Time: 6:30pm daily, 5:30pm Sun
Ticket: Adult: $24 / Concession: $20
Buy / Ticket: https://melbournefringe.com.au/event/just-a-small-town-boy
Sydney-based comedian Jack Gow will showcase his unique coming-of-age story over eight nights at the Melbourne Fringe Festival this year, from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 September.
Jack, described as “a growing force in Australian comedy” (Broadsheet), enjoyed a sold-out debut season last year at the MFF and earned high praise from reviewers and audiences alike. The talented wordsmith’s “wry, gentle storytelling” (Sydney Morning Herald) is characterised by hilarious personal anecdotes imbued with dark pathos.
Exploring the idiosyncrasies of growing up as an outsider in small-town country Australia, Jack’s show touches on identity politics, notions of traditional masculinity and the extreme lengths individuals go to try to belong.
His style has been described as “an anxious, apologetic eloquence that takes the everyday and makes it quietly marvellous” (★★★★ The Music), and he has been lauded as “one of the finest emerging comedians in the country” (Sydney Comedy Festival).
A multiple The Moth StorySLAM winner and two-time The Moth Sydney GrandSLAM runner-up, Jack writes regular comedic pieces for ABC News Digital and his stories have appeared on Radio National, the Story Club podcast, and he is a former contributing writer and performer on The Checkout (ABC TV).