LAUGHING COYOTE PRESENTS...
JOHN ROBERTSON. MARK RESTUCCIA and DARREN WALSH
FRIDAY 22nd APRIL
FIRESTATION CENTRE FOR ARTS & CULTURE, WINDSOR
LAUGHING COYOTE return to Windsor in April with internet sensation
and host of Sky’s ‘Videogame Nation’
John is a TV presenter, columnist, multimedia artist, games designer, crowd-surfer and recreational sadist.
He first came to public attention in 2003, when he went down to Australian Idol and faked a seizure on national television.
In 2012, he created “The Dark Room”, a viral YouTube hit-turned-live show, which now tours the world as a theatre show and corporate entertainment.
In 2013, he left his beloved Wai-Con (Australia’s best anime convention) and moved to the UK.
As of 2014, he co-hosts Sky’s “Videogame Nation”, the UK’s only dedicated gaming TV show.
From 2008 – 2010, he was the Australian tour support for Mark Watson, Wayne Brady and Rob Schneider, before making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2010.
His show that year, “A Nifty History of Evil” won the Critic’s Choice Award at the Wild West Comedy Festival, established his UK cult following and brought him to the front page of the BBC News website.
His 2011 Fringe shows, “Dragon Punch!” and “Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes” solidified that cult and added to his awards, with “Dragon Punch!” taking out Best Show at the Wild West Comedy Festival that year.
2012’s “The Dark Room” was an Edinburgh smash, leading to commissions for web content from Hat Trick Productions and PIAS International.
“A manic and quick-witted revelation… if you only see one Perth-born set this year, make it John Robertson.” – The Scotsman
“a ridiculously entertaining hour” – Kate Copstick
***** “if your tastes run to the dark, you must see this show – British Comedy Guide
**** “stylish, alternative, funny” – Chortle
“Brilliant, bemusing and bloodthirsty” – Metro “A cult is born” – Bruce Dessau
“That he’s a skilled stand-up is plain to see”- The List
**** “a triumph” – Herald Sun
John will be joined on the Laughing Coyote stage by Mark Restuccia and Darren 'King of Puns' Walsh.