Hey guys! 'I am become Death.' I am a pigrat. I am building families out of friends. I can move forwards and backwards and side to side. I am a little lost boy. I keep my secrets somewhere safe. Come and have fun. 'But you got to wear your sunglasses so you can feel cool.' Why do we do it? Fifty minutes of nonsense to express one feeling. 'A potentially massive future comedy star' (Herald). 'He is a born entertainer, but also a great comedy writer' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Jerk' (Time Out). www.pay-what-you-want.info
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Joz Norris, that jerk from the Chortle Award-nominated Weirdos Comedy Collective, is back with a new solo show about creative self-expression and desperation and families and raisins. There's a good bit where he wears a big red toilet seat on his head, unless he cuts it.
I am become Death. I am a Pigrat. I am building families out of friends. I can move forwards and backwards and side to side. I am a little lost boy. I keep my secrets somewhere safe. Come and have fun. But you got to wear your sunglasses, so you can feel cool. Fifty minutes of nonsense in order to express one feeling.
That paragraph above is what Joz wrote for the EdFringe brochure. He has no idea what most of it means either, but he knows it's how he feels. Truth is, he's desperate. His grandma says the family's sad they never see him, but it's "what he chose." All his flatmates are moving out. His friend moved to the other side of the world. He's wasted all his money on the homemade raisin business, and on an invisible dog lead. The kids he works with think he looks like a pig or a rat. His grip on his sanity is going, too. He's just trying to find answers to all his questions and tell people how he feels, that's all. It's hard, this.
Norris is an award-winning actor, comic and writer. His solo character and stand-up comedy shows have all received acclaim, including being one of Time Out's Top 10 Free Shows of the Fringe in 2013, and he is also a key member of the Chortle Award-nominated Weirdos Collective.
He won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy at LA WebFest 2015 and is a prolific actor in film and online for companies including Wild Seed Studios, Hoot Comedy, Yalli Productions, Turtle Canyon Comedy and Little Rock Pictures. With Little Rock, he co-wrote and starred in his own webseries with Ralf Little, which was an adaptation of his acclaimed 2014 Edinburgh show, Awkward Prophet. With Hoot he starred in and contributed additional material to a sketch pilot commissioned by Channel 4.
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