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Everybody wants to be liked but what if everybody hated you? Not just a few people who didn’t like the way you dressed or thought you spoke in a strange manner but literally everyone around you? Most people’s instincts would be to run. Not Donald Robertson. He’s standing up in the face of adversity and trying to make everyone around him laugh. There’s just one major problem. He’s just not funny.

Gary McNair’s acclaimed monologue Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand-Up blends together a classic coming of age story with a deconstruction of the darker side of the comedy world. A sell-out hit at the Traverse Theatre at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, the show weaves nimbly between being a pure confessional to pure drama and back to light hearted storytelling in a way that only the best writers can accomplish. Smart and constructed with a bit of a twist, this piece of satire will knock you out with its killer punchline. Will Donald make them cry with laughter? Or just cry full stop? Only one way to find out.

Donald Robertson is Not A Stand-Up Comedian comes to Northern Stage, Newcastle on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October.

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