Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: If we can adapt books into plays. Can we adapt them into stand-up? I don’t know. Still, if anyone’s going to fail at this, I’d like it to be me. The result is a show that is entirely Moby Dick and entirely stand-up. Expect hubristic rants, musings on the minutiae of technical objects and Dick jokes.
Isn’t this a stupid idea?
Classic literature isn’t for me?
The show is more accessible than the literary tour de force-cum-doorstop. Otherwise it wouldn’t be stand-up.
Will I like the show even if I haven’t read Moby-Dick?
Not having read Moby Dick won’t impede your enjoyment of the show any more than it would impede your enjoyment of reading Moby-Dick. It is stand-up though, so it helps if you like stand-up.
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