The Dark Room with John Robertson
27 September 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Game On Saigon
Madness arrives this month as Stand-Up Hanoi and Saigon International Comedy present Australian comic John Robertson, who returns after smashing it here earlier in the year.
This time, however, he will be performing his one-man show, The Dark Room. Here’s how it works.
Imagine a comedian on-stage putting on a show where he becomes a live video game. That is exactly what Robertson has been doing since 2012.
Says John in a recent article in Vice Magazine, “It’s a multiplayer text adventure starring a floating head that wants to destroy you. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure that breaks your brain. Options are projected onto a screen, and the floating head is me, holding a light and screaming abuse into your dumb, little face.”
The idea is for players aka the audience to try and escape, but John stops them “through a combination of logic and the kind of insults my high school PE teacher used to mistake for encouragement.”
Succeed, he says, and you’ll win US$1,000. Fail, and YOU DIE.
Naturally such an unusual, interactive show has garnered rather a lot of interest. In fact, hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits worth of interest. And now it’s coming to Vietnam.
So for a night of interactive, insane improvised comedy and retro gaming, get yourself down to Game On Saigon. This is dark, surreal and very, very funny.