Josiah Norris

at The Vaults, London

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Joz Norris: You Build The Thing You Think You Are

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Critically-acclaimed and award-winning comic and maker-of-things Joz Norris (Comedians' Choice Award for Best Show 2019) spent 5 years trying to express a feeling at the centre of his head, and made a show in 2019 that finally achieved it and became one of the word-of-mouth hits of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Now he's given voice to the feeling he always struggled to close his hand around, he has to figure out what to do next, and that's got him thinking about how we all figure out who we are. You build yourself either by adding, or by taking away. Joz has been adding for 30 years, and maybe it's time to start removing to see what's at the centre of it all.

A show about moving house, and trying to explain yourself, and about giving people the right context, and finding the right frame to put things in. And about finding people and losing people and taking out the rubbish and being in your body and being in your head. It's got lights and shadows and faces and masks and tricks and dances and stories and shapes. You'll like it.

"You spend your life building the thing you think you are, then something happens that smashes it to bits." - Nick Cave

"A beautifully fully-fleshed depiction of the human experience." - Shortcom
"A comedy legend." - To Do List
"One of the most joyously creative shows you will see this Fringe." - Young Perspective
One of the Guardian's Recommended Shows of EdFringe 2019
One of the 50 Best-Reviewed Shows of EdFringe 2019

Josiah Norris

Josiah Norris appearing at this event

Joz is a prolific comedy writer and performer, known for his brand of surreally inventive character comedy and engaging, faux-naif storytelling. 'Norris has created a genuinely brilliant character, performed with a confidence that belies his years and a pomp that defies the room. The audience loves every second... .Norris is one to watch and a real talent for the future' (The Skinny). 'Quality moments of silliness' (London is Funny). "A born entertainer and a great comedy writer" (Chortle).

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The Vaults

  • Leake Street
  • Waterloo
  • London
  • SE1 7NN

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