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Facilitators of Mirth

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Matt Stellingwerf

Matt Stellingwerf - Sisyphus

Sisyphus

At Las Vegas Room, City Cafe

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Thurs 1st to Sun 25th Aug at 4.15pm

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Matt Stellingwerf - Sisyphus

at Las Vegas Room, City Cafe

Thurs 1st to Sun 25th Aug at 4.15pm

GUILDFORD FRINGE FESTIVAL - BEST COMEDY AWARD 2019 FOR SISYPHUS - NOMINEE

As punishment for his self-aggrandising craftiness and deceitfulness, Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down whenever it neared the top, consigning him to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration.

Join award-winning comedian Matt Stellingwerf as he rolls his own boulder...searching for meaning in a life, seemingly, wasted. From his worthless PhD, to his obsession with Wikipedia. From the pointless lies he tells, to the hubris of thinking he's worth listening to in the first place.

Is there joy to be found in uselessness? Maybe...

Matt is the newest star on the UK comedy scene, having dominated the comedy stages of New Zealand for the last five years. Highly regarded by his peers, Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, including Best Newcomer, and been nominated for the much coveted Billy T Award, as well as several others.

A Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised farmer's son, Matt trained as a criminologist, he is also an award-winning bar fly, a genuinely lovely guy, and a man full of contradictions.

He expertly brings these contradictions to the stage, with his typical low-key style and confidence, finding the humour in topics as diverse as love, mental illness, sex, drugs, and a crazy interview he once conducted with a serial killer on Death Row…

When this erudite satire-superstar gets onto the stage, the acceleration from zero to a hundred jokes is measured in seconds. Matt Stellingwerf's deftly crafted jokes display a man full of seriously good comedic talent.

"...an intellectual ‘Fonze’...extremely laid back and relaxed with the audience, seamlessly having banter and keeping his cool" - Keeping Up with NZ

★★VOTE FOR MATT IN THE 2019 COMEDY POSTER AWARDS, HERE★★

Matt Stellingwerf - Sisyphus
Matt Stellingwerf - Sisyphus Matt Stellingwerf - Sisyphus

See the show at:

1 to 25 August 2019
Las Vegas Room, City Cafe, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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