Preview: My fat/sad
My Accomplice present Uther Dean in My fat/sad as part of the 2018 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. A 2017 Raw Comedy Quest national finalist, critically acclaimed playwright, and diagnosed depressive, Uther has written for Power Rangers, Shortland Street and Radio New Zealand. This time, he’s turning his simultaneously analytical and hilarious eye inwards. From eating your feelings to feeling your eatings, this deliciously dark hour of stand-up lets it all hang out as Dean covers every stretch mark on the modern body and mind.
“I wanted to make my funniest show about the least funny bits of my life,” Dean says. “When I’m at my lowest, the worst part is that my brain is telling me that I am the only person feeling this way. That I am alone. Comedy is the solution to that. You never feel more connected to other people than when you’re laughing with them. I want this show to make people feel more together, I want people to feel less alone. It may be comedy but I’m doing it for a serious and charmingly earnest reason.”
- My fat/sad on at BATS Theatre 15 – 19 May 2018