Joz Norris has retired, or possibly died, who knows/cares? All that matters is that Mr Fruit Salad, a fictional chimaera he created as a form of self-care, has developed autonomy and decided to put on a solo show. A sort of absurdist meditation on anxiety and grief performed by an idiot from Pontefract who doesn't exist. A sell-out at EdFringe 2018.
"An absolute idiot...Simple, silly and screamingly funny." - Fest
"A comedy legend." - To Do List.
Joz Norris is a cult writer, actor and comic whose absurdist solo shows have played comedy and arts festivals nationwide. His most recent show was one of the Guardian's Comedy Picks of the Fringe 2017, and is now available to stream as a special on NextUp and Amazon Prime, and he has been named by VODZilla magazine as one of the best Fringe comics whose work is available on-demand, alongside the likes of Hannah Gadsby and James Acaster. He is a key member of cult award-winning comedy collectives such as Weirdos (Chortle Award for Comedy Event of the Year 2018), the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and Heroes of Fringe (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Spirit of the Fringe, 2016). His short film work has been selected at film festivals worldwide and has seen him win and be nominated for awards for acting and writing at the LA Webseries Festival. He has also appeared in sketches and interviews on such programmes as BBC Three's Quickies, BBC Radio 4's Film Programme, BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club Interviews, Channel 4's Hodge Podge, ITV2's Elevenish and Dave's The Dave Talks.
Written and performed by Joz Norris. Featuring David McIver.
Praise for previous work:
To Do List - "A comedy legend."
Fest - 4 stars. "An absolute idiot...Simple, silly and screamingly funny."
Bunbury Magazine - 5 stars. "This really is one of the best shows of the Fringe."
One4Review - 5 stars. "Had the audience in the palm of his hand before his body even appeared onstage...Mesmerising."
Chortle - 4 stars. "A born entertainer, but also a great comedy writer."
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine - 4 stars. "Impossible to dislike."
The Skinny - 4 stars. "A delight."
Laugh Out London - "By far and away one of our favourite shows of the Fringe, consistently silly and stupid throughout."