Pete Johansson: Pete's On Earth
- 9:30pm (1 hour)
- 5-15, 17-30 Aug 2010
- Assembly @ George Street
- 12 - 13
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2009 and Chortle's 'best breakthrough act' nomination 2010, returns to Edinburgh with more hilarious facts and less faith. Pete's on Earth is a journey across the globe, adapting to different societies but realising the only way to be truly happy is to convince everyone else on Earth that they are wrong. Or to cause enough drug-induced brain damage not to care. 'The funniest first hour I have ever seen here in Edinburgh ... this is observational, anecdotal, autobiographical comedy at its best' **** (Scotsman); 'Supremely engaging' **** (Independent).
Pete Johansson' debut Edinburgh show last year, Naked Pictures of My Life, won Pete an Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer nomination and placed him firmly on the UK's comedic map. Although no stranger to comedy Stateside, this was Pete's first ever hour show and now the Pete is on.
Pete's laid-back and ironic delivery won him consistent fantastic reviews last year as well as nominations for the Edinburgh and Chortle Comedy Awards. This year, Pete's On Earth is about Pete's journey across the globe, his attempts at adapting to different societies but realising the only way to be truly happy is to convince everyone else on Earth that they are wrong. Or to cause enough drug-induced brain damage not to care.
Warner Brothers, HBO, Castle Rock and NBC have all vied for Pete's allegiance, and Pete has toured sell-out shows in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Dubai, Qatar, Malta, Amsterdam and Afghanistan. In the year that he has lived in the UK, Pete has become a regular at the prestigious Comedy Store and performed alongside the likes of Stephen Merchant, Stewart Lee, Simon Amstell and most recently toured the UK alongside fellow Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly. He also starred opposite Ed Byrne is BBC4's Sex Bombs, has recorded a set for Comedy Central's The Comedy Store, and was by far the stand-out performer on Channel 4's Best of the Fest show. Pete will be heading back to the Montreal's Just for Laughs festival this summer to perform one of the main televised Gala's.