29 March - 22 April
Victoria Hotel - Vic's Bar *
215 Lt Collins St, Melbourne
* Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.
Full Fri & Sat $31
Full Wed-Thu & Sun $29.50
Group (8 or more) $27.50 (N/A Sat)
Laugh Pack $27.50 (N/A Sat)
Concession $25 (N/A Sat)
Tightarse Tuesday $25
First time in Australia
Multi award-winning comedian, author and world record holder Tim FitzHigham is a man with lots of bad ideas – for instance, he has rowed the English Channel in a bathtub. His mad shows have won him a Perrier Best Newcomer Nomination and a Spirit of the Fringe Award in Edinburgh. Recently, Tim spent a year lost to ‘gambling archaeology’ where he recreated the harebrained bets of his gentlemen adventurer forebears. The result is this show about the 10 greatest bets in history, The Gambler.
The Gambler has already played at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to sell-out crowds and rave reviews and been nominated for a Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award. For his efforts, Tim partially severed his finger, broke a rib, fractured a toe and put his house up for sale. What damage will his debut Melbourne season inflict?
“Tim FitzHigham is unhinged. He is completely without hinges.” Eddie Izzard, comedian
“Well done for keeping British eccentricity well and truly alive.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes, explorer
“FitzHigham, I salute you!” Richard Hammond, co-host Top Gear
"Charming, inspirational and mad as a bag of weasels" **** Broadway baby
“Gut bustingly funny.” The Scotsman, UK
“Inspirational.” Time Out, UK
“A National Treasure.” Chortle, UK