From the “undeniably funny” (Chortle) man who brought you Breaking Even (Runner up, Best Comedy, Fringe World 2013) and Patopotamoose (Best Show Name, Hollywood Fringe 2012) comes Overwhelmed. This brand new hour of “funny, off-kilter philosophising” (Scotsman) oscillates between acerbic and adorable. Vitriol has never been as charming or intelligent as when dished out by Burtscher, whose raw, off-beat, ramshackle style has won him fans the world over.
Since 2009, Canadian comedian Pat Burtscher has been touring the globe with a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love. His unique capacity for reducing the universal to the personal (as well as his ability to spend an entire show reducing a heckler to dust) has earned him critical acclaim and recognition as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international fringe circuit today. Preoccupied by the big questions and overwhelmed by the complexities of the universe, Burtscher delivers a set that is as erratic, earnest and engaged as it is funny.
★★★★ “This guy is funny, and, seemingly, effortlessly so.” - The List
“Chaotic...unruly...mesmerising...bizarre” - Heckler
★★★★ “Made me giggle uncontrollably...Pat does not like ‘assholes’.” Ed Fringe Review (UK)
“Undeniably funny” - Chortle
“Burtscher has a refreshing refusal to indulge life on its own terms...funny, off-kilter philosophising.” The Scotsman“Very, very funny.” ThreeWeeks (UK)