Josh Glanc

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Venue, Date & Time

Factory Theatre

Thu 26th Apr 2018 - 9:30 pm

Fri 27th Apr 2018 - 9:30 pm

Sat 28th Apr 2018 - 9:30 pm

Sun 29th Apr 2018 - 8:30 pm

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Recommended For

Ages 15+
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Josh Glanc just completely sold out his 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival season. He won the Perth Fringe Comedy Award, the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Comedy Award, and sold out shows in Australia, Europe and Edinburgh and earned brilliant reviews. 

He's just returned from smash hit seasons in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide where Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian was nominated for the WA Arts Editor Award (the only comedy show to be nominated) and also won the 2018 Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award.  

If you haven't experienced Glanc's unique brand of surreal character sketch comedy you're missing out.  Named by THE AGE as one of the country’s “most exciting emerging talents” and listed by the HERALD SUN as one of the must see comics. You've just go to go see him in action to understand! 

‘Glanc is spectacular. ★★★★½'  The Music 

'brilliant beyond belief… brings comedy to a whole new level ★★★★★'  The Fourth Wall (18 Feb 2018)

'Bizarre, provocative, random, clever ... go see him ★★★★½' The Advertiser

'A hairy moustached man in his underwear. ★★★★½'  FRINGEFEED (16 Feb 2018)

'Ever stepped inside a tornado? Or climbed into Joshua Glanc’s head? Chances are it’s a no but my guess is they’d be one and the same. Surreal, frenetic, peculiar... indisputably energising. ★★★★' Herald Sun

"Speechless. Every time I have been privileged to see Josh Glanc in action I leave beaten up by originality, bravery and unadulterated wit. There is a reason he has been nominated and won multiple awards from a range of festivals... I think this type of comedy would be called Comedy Design. Everything is thought through, whether planned or in the moment, it’s all crazily cohesive. Keeping up with Josh isn’t an option. You have to surrender yourself to the ride." - IN REVIEW (26 October 2017) 

"There’s a bit of Peter Sellers at play here as Glanc seamlessly and convincingly changes persona — even jumping between several characters at once or improvising with his audience in an endless parade of accents. 99 Schnitzels (Veal Ain’t One) is not your meat and two veg kind of comedy, but Glanc is the veal deal. If you’ve never seen a chameleon, here’s your chance." ★★★★ - HERALD SUN

"If you’re familiar with Josh Glanc you’ll know what to expect from one of his shows. Absurd, dynamic sketch comedy, furnished with props, costumes and musical cues, and infused with warmth and care. In Karma... Chamedian, Glanc tackles sketches about existentially-wracked cyclists, questionable sports personalities and curiously-informed cologne salespeople. He justly receives peels of laughter from the tightly packed audience.

It's in two later sketches that Glanc really makes an impression. In one, he is a fed up mime, raging against imagination, discarding the conventions of art, and repudiating the creative pursuit. In the other, bizarre circumstances spur him to earnestly detail the reasons he gave up a stable career to pursue his love of comedy.

Between the two sketches exists a paradoxical space, in which art is mere nonsense that is nevertheless worthy of a life’s dedication. Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian exists in that space: varied sketches, all sound and noise, but crafted to appeal to all comers and bring an audience together." ★★★★ - FEST MAGAZINE

Melbourne lawyer-turned- chamedian, sorry, comedian Josh Glanc has a disturbingly deep fascination with Rene Dif, the bald-headed singer for Aqua. The centrepiece of his latest show, the follow-up to last year’s Best Comedy Fringe World winner 99 Schnitzels (Veal Ain’t One), is a lengthy Behind the Music-style exploration of how Dif inspired the execrable Danish dance-pop superstars’ 1997 hit Barbie Girl. I’ve cried listening to Aqua before, but Friday night’s performance at the Ibis Hotel in the city was the first time they’ve been tears of joy. Whoever told Glanc to give up his day job 18 months ago deserves a pat on the back. He’s a riot, with curly hair and a moustache that screams “I’m here to clean zee pool”. ★★★★ 1/2 THE WEST AUSTRALIAN 


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