Fleet brings comedy to the Valley

CONTROVERSIAL: Catch Greg Fleet in conversation at The Arts Lab, Kangaroo Valley on Saturday, August 26.
CONTROVERSIAL: Catch Greg Fleet in conversation at The Arts Lab, Kangaroo Valley on Saturday, August 26.

Comedian, playwright, actor and author Greg Fleet is bringing his latest stand up comedy show We Are Idiots to the ARTS LAB on Saturday, August 26 at 7pm.

This will be followed by a chat with Ian Darling about all things Fleet.

 Tickets are $40 and also include supper served in the groovy rustic ARTS LAB comedy club (BYO drinks). 

Seats are limited and bookings are essential. 

We Are Idiots is a one hour stand up show that reflects Fleet’s view of the modern world.

“It’s about having been young, Vietnamese food, doing comedy in war zones, getting old, taxis, the terrifying honesty of small children, race relations, Cardinal Pell and throwing cream buns at ducks,” Fleet said. 

“The show contains most of the swear words that I know, so if you find the grouping of certain letters offensive, you will be horrified at my utterances. But come anyway, who doesn’t like feeling indignant?” he said.

The show will be followed by a Q and A session with Fleet’s old school friend and the first person he was ever on stage with, Ian Darling.

One of Australia’s most highly respected stand up comedians, Greg Fleet has performed at every Adelaide Fringe since 1988, has done twenty nine Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and seven Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

He has appeared in film, television and on stage, credits including Underbelly, Wolf Creek, Underwater World, Ten Years in a Long Sleeve Shirt and Full Frontal. In 2015, Fleet wrote and co-starred in the Channel Ten series Die on Your Feet with Adam Hills and Bill Hunter. He also co-hosted the number one rating breakfast show in Sydney 2DayFM with Wendy Harmer.

Greg recently completed a season of his new play (an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth) Signifying Nothing for the Adelaide Fringe, where it won awards for Best Theatre and the Adelaide Critics Circle award and the play has since been invited to the Brisbane International Arts Festival.

His memoir These Things Happen was nominated in the Top 20 Books on the ABC’s Book Club, Booktopia’s Top Picks 2015 and has received rave reviews both here and abroad.