99 Mary St.

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

99 Mary Street are incredibly excited to bring you... 

“A once in a lifetime chance to see the greatest living comic of every generation as Fogg delivers a pant-wetting, heart-warming, pole-stiffening watermelon of a show.”

- Ben Fogg, 2017 


10 June
Doors: 7pm
Onstage: 8.30pm
Price: Pay what you want. 


Like west coast hip-hop, Fogg started making waves in the 90’s, but unlike many of his peers he survived the game.  This is a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of a child genius coming to terms with adulthood; a show about pride, failure, family, never giving up, luck and, most of all, about the real meaning of success.

 

Having been on the stand-up circuit long enough to spot the business end of a microphone, Fogg grew tired of saying the same thing every night and ran away to train in long form improvisation at Second City in Chicago, whose notable luminaries include Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His debut hour brings together everything he’s learned in a whirlwind of one-liners, outrageous set pieces and carefully crafted chaos. 

 

Part stand-up, part breakdown, his show isn’t merely a series of thoughts and observations presented from behind the safety of a microphone. This is a life lived out loud, in full view of the audience. The Fogg we see on stage is both real and imagined. He’s a loud, arrogant, idiot of a man and yet we root for him to succeed. Maybe it’s his dogged determination, maybe it’s his warm, winning (sometimes hugging) way with an audience, or maybe it’s just that the world loves an arsehole.