Tough Jobby, Boot: Tis Yule: Critically-Acclaimed Comedic One-Man Show
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The last date listed for Will Franken in Tough Jobby, Boot: Tis Yule was Saturday December 22, 2012 / 9:30pm.
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“Will Franken is an astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone else in his field look like lazy chancers.” — Chortle: The UK Comedy Guide
“You can’t take your eyes off these inspired outpourings.” — The Guardian
Fresh from a highly successful run of performances in the UK and on his way back to England, Will Franken has just a brief amount of time left in this country to regale you with his patented form of one-man theatrical hilarity. With his long-term return to Britain just around the corner, this marks a final chance to catch Will Franken in all his surrealist and absurdist glory with this brand-new show: Tough Jobby, Boot: Tis Yule.
See and hear an entirely new plethora of characters and vignettes making their debut in Franken’s repertoire, including Glaswegian Jack Rabbit, a self-described professional eavesdropper (who only leaves you alone if you invite him to join the conversation); Exxon Mobil executives surrender to the Occupy movement and sign a treaty in Golden Gate Park; shy British lads invite girls to dates at the Museum of Modern Fruit; and – in an homage to his greatest personality defect – Franken murders people in line at a burrito stand out of impatience, admits his guilt on the stand in order to hurry the trial along, and opts to nix the lengthy appeals process and go ahead and die – all in time for Christmas!
One of the 15 best reviewed performers of Edinburgh 2012 according to The British Comedy Guide (Four stars Scotsman, four stars Guardian, four stars Chortle UK, four stars Independent, four stars Times of London, four stars Sunday Times, among many others), as well as San Francisco’s “Best Comedian” (SF Weekly), “Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs” (Bay Guardian) and “genius” (Chronicle).
About the Ticket Supplier: Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum
Founded in 1998, C.A.F.E. (Combined Artform Entertainment) is on a mission to develop and combine all art forms to pioneer the “arts of the future,” as well as be an active and supporting member of the San Francisco—and now Los Angeles—performance production scene. Created by Producing Artistic Director Matthew Quinn, and joined by Steve Kahn in 1999, C.A.F.E. has collaborated with actors, singers, filmmakers, sketch comedy groups, musicians, improvisers and fine artists in more than 100 shows, including Santaland Diaries, Eavesdropper (SF), Monday Night Improv Jam (SF), Thursday Night Improv Jam (LA), PAPA (at the Eureka with Open Fist), Tilted Frame Improv and the SF Solo Festival.