I’m Afraid of Americans

Comedy (international, political)

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  • C venues – C viva - cellar
  • 17:45
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Guythecat Productions (North Carolina, USA)
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing, OtherMature Themes, Sexual Themes
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Comedic musings from an American artist who moved from Ohio to Brooklyn to Iceland. Discussing the current disturbing political state of the USA and how it has affected the ways in which people from around the world view Americans. Other topics include: living with Icelandic elf-people, dating as a bisexual, going to jail in America and traveling all over this wonderful planet. Examines how similar people can be across the globe despite major cultural differences. A perfect show for Americans who don't take their country or government too seriously.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Temporary ramp access to ground floor from street (up 3 steps). Lift access from ground floor to space, 5 steps down from lift (ramp available). Please note ramp to space requires staff assistance and may not be suitable for all electric wheelchairs (manual wheelchair is available for patrons who wish to transfer to it).
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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Lisa Milburn 85 days ago

An honest, but hilarious, account of the sides of America that the rest of the world doesn't often see. Joe's show is close to the bone, but combined with his personal experiences of jail, couchsurfing and the rules for moving to Iceland, will definitely make you laugh out loud. Thoroughtly Worth going to watch, an excellent way to spend an hour. And well worth the ticket price too.

Kenny Mackay 89 days ago

Not your average standup show - Joe takes on topics that might make others squeamish and scores a direct hit more often than not. The word right now is a scary place but it’s good to learn you’re not alone in wanting to resist the insanity and a good laugh while you’re at it. Joe might be afraid of Americans but we’ve at least found one more to add to the basket of good ones.

Sharon Johnson 90 days ago

We enjoyed the show. Joseph talks about his experiences and overlays it with humour. I was happy to pay for these tickets and even happier to buy Joseph a drink before the show. Go see it.

Christina H 94 days ago

A full 45 minutes of close to the edge, laugh out loud jokes from an American laying bare his experiences and the trouble with...Americans.
Some audience members might cringe when Joe gets too close to the truth, but hey, someone's gotta tell it like it is about middle America, going to jail, moving to Iceland and couch surfing.
Definitely worth the price of the ticket and a great venue too!

Aaron Z 95 days ago

Funny, introspective, original. Must see show for anyone looking for a unique comedic voice and vision at the fringe!


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