Brighton Comedian Attempts to Unite the City Through the Power of Anger
Brighton comedian Guy Wah performs his explosive Brighton Fringe show Triggered: The Voice of Reason? at the Duke of Wellington this September.
Guy describes his show as “a non-political show about societal politics”, suggesting that rather than sitting on a political spectrum that runs from left to right, maybe we’re all part of an explosive circle just waiting to be triggered:
“It’s not about saying there are right-wing extremists and left-wing extremists, it’s about asking everyone to take a collective deep breath and review what’s really happening before we react to sensationalised headlines. I mean, when you think about it, is there even such a thing as a left or right-wing extremists? Actually, yes. Yes, there is. Shut up Guy.”
Some people like to go to comedy nights to hide from their problems. Guy prefers to line those problems up and attack them head-on. Describing audience response to the show during the work-in-progress run at Brighton Fringe 2019, Guy says that he had to manage a range of reactions:
“It’s amazing. For some people the suggestion that we could all get along if we stop dividing ourselves into groups is just too much. Ironically the idea seems to split the audience.”
The divisive audience response to his performance has triggered (see what we did there?) Guy to take show further afield, with dates booked for Leicester and Nottingham later in the year.
Notes to editors:
- Guy Wah: Triggered takes place at Sweet Venues at The Duke of Wellington (“The Welly”) on Wednesday 18th September at 8pm. Tickets are £5 in advance to guarantee entry, or pay-what-you-want on the door.
- Performer contact: Guy Wah email@example.com / 07890 063830
- Venue press contact: Jo Marsh: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07454 758272
- Sweet Venues web link: www.sweetvenues.com/brighton
- Performer wesite: www.aguynamedguy.co.uk
- Performer Twitter: @aguynamedguyuk