Chris Lynam (United Kingdom)
With an exquisite grasp of the grotesque, Chris Lynam has been feverishly subverting the traditions of the stand-up for more than forty years. His reputation for unpredictable comic mayhem has propelled him to the four corners of the globe, and viewers and audience attendees here and throughout the world have been aghast and agog at his televised antics and stage performances.
Chris Lynam has worked as an uncategorizable solo clown/comedian, which has earned him a reputation for unpredictable hilarity and mayhem. He has toured his solo show to US, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Seychelles, Hong Kong, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Scandinavia, China, Colombia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
ErictheFred is an evocative, delightful and highly structured technical show, combining twisted classical clowning, exquisite film, and stunning original music. This timeless dark comedy is a solid display of clowning and physical theatre skill.
An enraged and shamed performer tears off his costume, never to perform again. At this pivotal juncture, his very own agent provocateur kicks in, fiendishly and hilariously provoking him to dream, to remember, to fall in love, to dare, to carry on… or to end it all.
The audience is transported to a strange, unnervingly familiar world where the clown’s innermost thoughts manifest themselves. In this acrobatic tour de force, ErictheFred is tugged from one extreme to the other, running the gamut of human emotions.
Author: Chris Lynam
Genre: a show that combines clowning, music, and film
Date: 09/11/2018, Friday
Location: ÜNS Creative Stage
Duration: 60 minutes (with no intermission)
Age restriction: 12+