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Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

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Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's)

161 Lothian Road
Cellar: AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

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.

FAQ:

Isn’t this a stupid idea?

Yes.

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.

Are These Questions?

Eh?



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Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy