Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Fresh from a year of touring around Australia and the East, Henry is back and has something to say. On a very basic level, this is a lively and humorous hour of razor sharp stand-up based on one man's quest to find love. Sharing his journey to find a woman who will match the 80 dates he craves, Henry muses about online dating, cheating ex girlfriends and dad bods. However there are layers of brilliance to this performance which serve to allow the audience to dwell on more serious issues, using the medium of comedy to do this in a less inhibited manner.

This pioneer of metrosexual jocularity restores our faith in humanity.

Henry’s refreshing attitude to the dating scene and the disrespect with which women are often treated sees him venture into a self-created alternative world where men under 25 are used and abused like sex dolls by women over 40, being put through a training regime involving good communication and respect. We analyse the five top rom-coms, and one by one, Henry smashes these with a big brick of millennial realism - for example the ‘pedo eyes’ of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, and the foundation of deceit in Love, Actually. Henry also wants us to consider what our own perfect 80 dates would be, and inspires us to come out from behind our tech and connect with people on a real level.

In addition, Henry's refreshingly inclusive material acknowledges variations in gender and sexuality in a way which normalises difference. This is in keeping with the progressive atmosphere of the Fringe, and something which is often missed when heterosexual comedians focus a show on their own experiences.

Henry dazzles with his very own brand of unapologetically camp humour. This pioneer of metrosexual jocularity restores our faith in humanity, as he gives a glimpse of a life better lived. This is an hour of fast paced, punchy humour with off the cuff, polished audience interaction which will leave your sides sore. Already selling out daily, get your tickets quick before you miss the chance to see this one man human hurricane of humour!

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The Blurb

Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Chris Henry is back to take you on a whirlwind global gigglefest as he attempts to find The One. After sold-out, award-nominated performances around the world, this 40-year-old bachelor delivers the ultimate anti rom-com by hilariously dissecting our favourite cliches with razor-sharp stand-up, replacing them with 80 dates he hopes will take him from reformed playboy to the perfect husband. Prepare for a blind date like no other. ***** (HuffingtonPost.co.uk). **** (List). **** (BroadwayBaby.com).