Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

Comedy (stand-up, solo show)

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Brett was a 21-year-old, married, monogamous Evangelical. Then he became the opposite. After sell outs across the US, stand-up Brett Johnson's show about (non)monogamy, God and KFC hits the Fringe. 'A uniquely poignant story, with humour and deep sensitivity… a thought-provoking and ultimately inspiring tale' ( 'Boundless charm... the definition of more-than-meets-the-eye' (

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Farran 150 days ago

Brett Goldstein's poly-theist is a heart-warming and hilarious show chronicling his emotional journey through polyamory.

It's honest, funny and relatable throughout, and an easy contender for our favourite show of the fringe.

Do yourself a favour and see this show

Laura Norman 154 days ago

Amazing show! From the beginning you can see that Brett is a really honest, funny, and just a plain lovely man! The story is truly mental, and he tells it in the best way. Very attentive, friendly and hilarious. Also, great dancing at the beginning AND end !

Anton M 155 days ago

Awesome show. Great storytelling. I was engaged the entire time. Really liked the message too.

Kevin Fox 157 days ago

This is a super well written and hugely enjoyable performance. His humanity shines through at every step of the decisions he makes so that we can see ourselves in his journey. Oh, and the ending blew me away! Brett is a cool human and his story is a rewarding way to spend an hour of your Fringe!

Sammi J 163 days ago

Swung by “Just the Tonic at The Charteris Centre” for a middle of the day show w Brett Johnson : Poly-Theist today. Brett was funny, thoughtful, vulnerable and an all round killer storyteller. I rode the high highs and the low lows of the polyamorus roller coaster for the full 60 minutes. Recommend if you don’t take the bible too seriously and you’ve ever wondered what the world outside of monogram looks like. Or if you just want to see a guy bare his story in an I shouldn’t be laughing but I am kinda way. Go see him already!

Mara Nicola 163 days ago

A story not just about polyamorous relationships, but about norms, relationship dynamics, boundaries, love, letting go and finding oneself in the middle of it all. A dynamic journey through dipping into the unknown one step at a time. Driven by his caring nature, Brett is fearless and open. A relatable narrator, even so, taking us back to his captivating past which is full of beautiful lessons of self-discovery. A heart to heart piece :-)

Derek Nicoletto 166 days ago

Brett's charming energy snags you from the start. Always relatable, a bit self-deprecating, when he tells his story, we root for him from the start. His autobiographical story has a clear beginning, middle, and end. And although I love the neon-colored extravagance of most Fringe shows, Brett is alone on stage, painting the room with his heart, with no need for fanfare. That said, I am dying to collaborate with him to make this into a movie, as it has a perfect structure: a clear beginning, middle, and end. Congrats on being my favorite show at the Fringe!

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 149 days ago

From the moment Brett Johnson greets his audience at the door with a handshake and a smile, it’s clear that this is not one of those shows where those in the front row will tremble in fear of mockery or one-sided interactions. That impression is only cemented as the lights...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 150 days ago

Johnson takes us on a fascinating journey through his experiences of a polyamorous relationship. This relationship challenged the presuppositions about love, sex and marriage he had absorbed during a strict Christian childhood, and he successfully cuts through some of the media clichés surrounding polyamory. Clearly honed by a recent tour...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 169 days ago

Brett Johnson’s Poly-Theist is a charming and quirky peek into the world of polygamy. For anyone already acquainted, but I imagine more so for anyone who wouldn’t even hug a not-partner too hard, Brett careens through the highs and lows of his polygamy journey and provides fascinating insight. Brett Johnson...

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