The Victoria Playhouse is pleased to announce the return of comedian Chris Gibbs following his 2015 hit debut as the opening act in the sold out run of Stranger to Hard Work starring Cathy Jones. He will perform his show Like Father, Like Son? Sorry from September 10 – 16.
Chris Gibbs has been unqualified for many jobs: he was an overweight acrobat, a private school English teacher whose only qualification was a British accent, and a Titanic Museum re-enactor fired after one day for ‘adding a few jokes’. Then he found himself in the most difficult, most important job of all – fatherhood.
Like Father, Like Son? Sorry is a stand-up comedy show that playfully explores the fears, worries, and surprises of being a new father and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.
The show premiered at the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival where it won Patron’s Pick. It then played to sell-out houses at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. He was later invited to perform it at the 2010 Next Stage Theatre Festival and 2010 Uno Festival. In April 2010, Chris performed an excerpt from the show at the “True Stories and Other Lies” Gala at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. The show subsequently sold out and was held over at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Since then Like Father, Like Son? Sorry has toured extensively across Canada and continues to do so.
“He’s one of the most uniquely persuasive solo performers around… it’s all fresh, it’s all funny, it’s presented with wit and style… Highly recommended.” – Toronto Star