That's A Fact That's Not Fun

Gordon Southern in Assoc. with Holden Street Theatres present


About the show

Brexit, Trump, divorce… how did this happen and how has nobody stopped it? It’s time to step in to the theatre spotlight at the iconic Holden Street Theatres for the first time and put on a show you wont forget. This fresh show gives a thorough examination and update of modern history and how all roads lead to the calamitous misuse of democracy that gave America Trump, and Britain Brexit.

This one man show is a timely look at our times through a modern history prism, a stand up comedian gets serious for once. It will be theatrical, satirical, historical and hysterical.

Gordon Southern is not a stranger to the Fringe, his 2017 hit comedy show 'That's a Fun Fact' had an underlying dark truth that was not so fun. Beginning in the 1980s, the show discussed and created a humour around key world events leading up to the establishment of Trump becoming the US president. Past world events have been so depressing that there was no other option than to make fun of them. If 2018 is anything like 2017, we are in for a treat with Gordon Southern’s ‘Thats A Fact That’s Not Fun’.

For 20 years, Southern has written and performed whip-smart gag-packed stand up. He’s been nominated for six international comedy awards. A consummate pro and highly respected international word clown, a talented performer and award winning writer, his charismatic style will lull you through the uncomfortable history of events that led to Brexit and Trump. In 2017, he finally got to perform in America (actually Canada, you’ll see why) and he wrote and performed in a multi award winning short film. See this renaissance comedian in the modern age

Praise for 'That's a Fact That's Not Fun' at Adelaide Fringe 2018

★★★★ - '...the coolest history class you’ve ever been in - and you’ve got the funny Gordon Southern as your teacher.' - This is Radelaide

"★★★★1/2 [Gordon Southern] is a performer who leaves one wanting more...Yep. The facts are dark. But, dammit, the show is fun." - Barefoot Review

★★★★'If Southern is driven to conclude that things are beyond recovery, well, laughter is, as they say, the best medicine.'- The Advertiser

★★★★ 'This is a wonderful, fast hour of intelligent comedy.' - Adelaide Theatre Guide

Praise for Gordon Southern's 'That's a Fun Fact'

★★★★★ "Feel-good comedy at it's best...Wildly entertaining and endlessly funny" - Broadway Baby

★★★★1/2 "Guaranteed to make you laugh" - Australian Times

★★★★ "Incredibly well scripted and fast paced show" - Adelaide Advertiser

"Top class all round" - Sunday Times

"Stellar Stand up" - The Age

"Joy personified" Herald Sun


Writer/performer: Gordon Southern

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Origin: UK

Rating: M

Length: 60 minutes

Season: 2018

3-4, 10-11, 17 Mar at 4.30pm
18 Mar at 6pm


Adult: $25.00
Concession: $23.00
Group: $20.00
Preview $18.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio, Holden Street Theatres


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