Becoming More Less Crazy
(More shows in late 2017, announcements soon!)
Becoming More Less Crazy wins Best of Seattle Fringe, Spirit of Fringe!! Pictured left.
If you laugh when you’re not supposed to, you’ll be in great company at this ridiculously dark comedy. Bill Bernat shines a playful light on a premise that may sound far-fetched, “When a suicidally depressed aspiring comedian slash NASA computer programmer gets sidetracked by drug addiction, things get a little crazy.” He tells the true story of how he stopped wanting to kill himself, quit drugs, lost 117lb, and overcame social anxiety. Bill has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, KIRO 7 Radio, KOMO Radio, KUOW, and Comedy Central. BroadwayWorld Award-winner Harry Turpin directs. Join us for this funny odyssey to living well.
Featuring: Bill Bernat
Directed by: Harry Turpin
Seattleite Bill Bernat is a comedian, storyteller, speaker, and mental health advocate. He has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, KOMO Radio, KUOW, and Comedy Central. He appears regularly at Seattle events such as Fresh Ground Stories, A Guide to Visitors, Ignite Seattle, and The Moth Seattle Storyslams where he is a five-time winner. He leads a free monthly storytelling workshop, and runs a storytelling podcast with local experts sharing how to tell better stories better.
Harry is a Director/Choreographer in the Puget Sound area. Recent credits include The Who’s Tommy, (Bway World Awards: Best Director, Best Choreography), Sweet Charity (Bway World nom.: Best Director, Best Choreography), I Hate Hamlet, The Pajama Game (Bway World nom: Best Choreography), as well as Once On This Island, All Shook Up, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz, City of Angels, Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes and Hello Dolly! Also a performer and writer, Harry lives in West Seattle with his partner.
“I think it’s impolite to laugh when someone confesses decades of personal battles with depression and addiction, but Bernat gave me no choice. This is a smart, funny show.”
—Jacob Block, Seattle
“Funny and emotionally charged. It’s easy to see the seriousness behind the laughter and compelling to watch Bill’s transformation throughout the show.”
“Only someone who’s been there can make overcoming suicide, obesity and drug addiction this funny.”
“Bill touches on things we’ve all experienced, recovering addicts or not. The show is deep, insightful, and hilarious.”
—Janna Wachter, Seattle
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