Pete's latest show witnesses his growth via a new type of undressing of his personal values as he ages. After the analysis he gave his body in the Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated 2009 show Naked Pictures of my Life, he's now focusing on transitional values, the less obvious mental and moral decay of getting older and the addiction he has trying to make the world a better place. 'Supremely entertaining' (Independent). 'Go and get your ticket now. This is observational, anecdotal, autobiographical comedy at its best ' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman).
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After just a few moments on stage you quickly realize that Pete Johansson has put his ten thousand hours of experience into his craft. The effortless style and crushing humour belays a depth and intellectuality that's underlying goal is to change the world and himself, if only by increments, yet all the while remaining vulnerable and exceedingly likeable.
This year marks Pete's highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival with his third show, Utopian Crack Pipe. With this latest show, we witness his growth via a new type of undressing of his personal values as he ages. Like the cold hard physical analysis he gave his body in his 2009 Comedy Award nominated show Naked Pictures of My Life, a new focus is on his transitional values and the less obvious mental and moral decay of his getting older and his addiction to trying to make the world a better place.
With a stand-up career that spans more than 20 years, Pete has a lifetime of experience in a relatively young frame. A veteran of nearly every major Comedy Festival on Earth, 5 appearances at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival and two Edinburgh Fringe runs.
Recently, Pete has had many other highly regaled sets making him a regular on TV including BBC's Russell Howard's Good News, Channel 4's Best of The Fest, and Comedy Central's Comedy Central at The Comedy Store. His strong and insightfully funny takes has made him in demand for many podcasts, including the most popular podcast in North America, The Joe Rogan Experience which garnered him buckets of hate mail from the Tea Party.
In his hit solo Edinburgh show Naked Pictures of My Life, Pete illustrated the embarrassing developments of his life and how he has reached his 'happy-apathy' attitude towards life... This show garnered rave reviews and also bagged him a nomination for one of the most coveted awards in comedy. Here is some press Pete received...
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