Rick Shapiro: Rebirth
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Four years after an amnesia-causing car accident, US comic, Rick Shapiro returns to Edinburgh. Crash. Silence. Boom! Boom! Three hits to erase a memory. Four years to rebuild one comedian's jazz-styled lyricism. A unique voice on stage revitalized, regenerated, reborn. Welcome to return, the Rebirth of Rick Shapiro. Author. Survivor. 'Equal parts Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Lou Reed. New York City's most lurid funnyman - a real star' (NY Press). '… searingly honest, the most transgressive comedian in America today. He's hilarious …' (Penthouse Magazine). 'His pointed observations on pop culture are pure brilliance' (TimeOut). Ages 16+.
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Reviews & features
Rick Shapiro - Rebirth22 Aug 2012
The tragedy of Shapiro’s story means there is little to laugh at
It has always been strange to witness the tragedy at the heart of successful comedy. Voyeurism, schadenfreude, even embarrassment are tools of the audience when watching comics bear their soul for laughs. With Rick Shapiro however, there really is…
Rick Shapiro's Edinburgh Fringe show Rebirth27 Jul 2012
Uncensored, unpredictable and breathtaking diatribes from US comedian
LA-based Rick Shapiro is well-known for his uncompromising style. Having kicked a heroin addiction and survived prostitution, it was no surprise that when he took to stand-up his diatribes were uncensored, unpredictable and breathtaking. ‘There’s not a…
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