Comedy's bleak philosopher is back asking the questions nobody else will. When did I last go outside? Am I already dead? How are you meant to maintain a happy marriage in the face of the unstoppable decay of everything that exists? Stand-up comedy for people who are too tired to get angry. 'Skilful humour from the very dark side' **** (Sunday Times). 'Inherently funny' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'A very, very funny man' **** (Skinny).
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Following the success of his show Nothing Will Ever Be Alright Again Ever in 2013, Michael J Dolan, Comedy's bleak philosopher, is back asking the questions nobody else will. When did I last go outside? Am I already dead? How are you meant to maintain a happy marriage in the face of the unstoppable decay of everything that exists?
This is stand-up comedy for people who are too tired to get angry.
British stand-up comedy's best kept secret Michael J Dolan has been bringing his mean, darkly philosophical act to audiences for close to ten years now, and has drawn comparison with the likes of Dylan Moran and Louis CK. He has recorded two very well received live albums based off his Edinburgh Fringe shows (Dress to Depress in 2012 and Nothing Will Ever Be Alright Again Ever in 2013).
A true comedian's comedian, Dolan has quietly worked on making a name for himself away from the stag and hen dominated circuit clubs or the talking head and panel show games instead working on thoughtful, and densely packed routines that remain as funny the tenth time you listen as they were the first, running the full gauntlet of human emotion, from self-loathing through to all the other kinds of loathing.
Born into the late 70s hell of Barrow-in-Furness, subsequently raised in Manchester, Dolan currently lives mostly indoors with a woman, where he writes and sometimes fights a cat for sandwich meats, only really venturing outside to perform stand-up.
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