The Dark Room with John Robertson
28 September 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Imagine a comedian on-stage performing not your typical set of stand-up comedy, but instead putting on a show where he becomes a live video game.
That is exactly what UK-based, Australian comedian John Robertson has been doing since 2012 with his show, The Dark Room.
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 GBP1,000. 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 Standing Bar on Thursday, Sep. 28. This is dark, surreal and very, very funny. Support comes from Dan Tackage.