The Death of Comedy

Written and performed by Devon McCracken, 2003

This one-man show detailed a life spent in mourning, set against the hilarious backdrop of a young comedian trying to kill comedy that it may be reborn anew. This show was a charmingly raw effort, crude but hilarious and touching. It had all the passion and honesty of a man speaking from his own life with a touch of magic and whimsy.

The whole show had a Beckett-esque quality, absurd, but not yet hopeless. The show ended with a a defiant shout against mediocrity, confirming that life is not in victory, but in struggle.

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