From press release
Austrian-born-half-Greek-hald-Austrian-Canadian-raised-currently-in- the-UK standup, Pat Burtscher, is one of the most exciting and inspiring acts to emerge on the UK comedy scene in the past few years. His supremely confident delivery wins over the toughest of audiences and his cleverly crafted and surreal material guarantee that the laughs come hard and fast. Pat has done gigs all around the world, was a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act and Hackney Empire competitions, and has been featured at multiple comedy festivals. Including The Edinburgh Fringe, The Toronto Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
‘Patapotamoose’ is a one-hour comedy safari from one of Canada’s funniest land mammals, who now resides in the UK. Pat Burtscher approaches mature topics from the environment, prison, art school and space exploration with a childlike silliness. In short, ‘Patapotamoose’ is like watching snippets of the news through a fun house mirror and will show you a glimpse into the mind of one of the most imaginative and funny comedians working today.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
“…Imaginatively off-beat ideas”
TIME OUT (UK)
“…A razor- sharp routine… Burtscher’s set is crammed with invention… highly effective… engaging”
BROADWAY BABY (UK)
“…he had the audience in stitches…Burtscher’s delivery was dry and just the right side of cynical.”
Fri July 6 6:30pm, Sat July 7 3:15 pm, Sun July 8 6:15pm, Mon July 9 4pm
Wed July 11 10pm, Fri July 13 7pm, Sat July 14 6:15pm,
Sun July 15 12:30pm
Tickets can be purchased by phone at (416) 966-1062 x1, online
at www.fringetoronto.com or in person at the Festival Box Office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (34 Lennox Ave.)