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God Damn Fancy Man


God Damn Fancy Man

The City Cafe

19 Blair Street
Nineties: AUG 17-28 at 15:40 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

God Damn Fancy Man

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Attic: AUG 4-12 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

God Damn Fancy Man

Joyful, daring & undeniably sharp, God Damn Fancy Man is the hotly anticipated latest show from critically acclaimed, internationally award-winning comedian James Nokise.

Covering a thrilling whirlwind of topics with skilful ease and exhilarating energy, Nokise's brand of joyously cathartic stand up will twist it's way into your psyche & leave you delighted.

'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' ***** Scotsman

'Packed full of paternal wisdom and wit' **** Fest Mag

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 28, 2022    Three Weeks

This quickly got dark. Nokise performs a seemingly well prepared and cohesive set, and he is able to focus on the lighter side when discussing topics like rugby, politics and asthma attacks, but then things get more serious: the set involves the discussion of a very sensitive issue, leading to some much darker humour – which Nokise tackles wonderfully – capping it with a powerful ending segment. The humour in the show is in the well-told tales rather than one off gags and punchlines, but those stories certainly were engaging, and delivered in a style that made you feel you were spending the evening with a friend. Certainly funny, and the show’s interesting themes make it stand out from the crowd. Click Here For Review

August 23, 2022    The Scotsman

James Nokise is always in command of his room. His is a very comfortable hour and, generously, he makes his small audience feel very relaxed. Some comics don't. But James is a grown up. Chilled but warm, intelligent and funny, to the extent that, when he tells us about his first suicide attempt, we actually feel we know him well enough for him to be telling us about it. Looking at my notes I realise that this is actually a show full of darkness brought into the light by Nokise's skill as a communicator. Of course there are a lot of laughs, many of them drawn from a glorious treasure trove of fascinating and funny stories about his Samoan family and language. As Will Smith looks down from the wall of the venue, Leonard Cohen and Moana, gay overtures and gender fluidity all gently sit alongside a consideration of how bullshit spreads, a great Janey Godley impression (for a Samoan), and – finally – a full translation of the Maori haka. This is not the most exciting show around but it is a lovely, relaxing, funny hour in the hands of a fascinating comic. Kate Copstick

Caro Meets

August 14, 2022   Three Weeks

Caro Meets

It’s not James Nokise’s first time at the Fringe, so it’s possible you’re already well aware of this award-winning comedian from New Zealand, who – as well as entertaining crowds with his stand-up – is also a writer, playwright and highly acclaimed podcaster.

His show ‘God Damn Fancy Man’ promises much in the way of entertaining tales from a somewhat unconventional background. I arranged a quick chat to find out more about both James and his show.

CM: Can you start by telling us about your show ‘God Damn Fancy Man’? Does it have specific themes? What can we expect from it?
JN: I guess the themes are sort of being overwhelmed and how grand gestures can end up looking ridiculous, but tiny changes can make a real difference…

CM: What made you want to focus on these themes?
JN: I was sort of deconstructing a strange period of my life, and I’d found that by being open about my experiences, people were finding they could be more open about theirs.

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