The Walking Dead

Dan Willis has been obsessed with zombies for a decade. He has prepared and put a lot of thought into a survival plan. All he needs now is for the zombie apocalypse to actually happen.

The Walking Dead is a highly engaging and educational hour which will provide you with all the information you will need to create your post-apocalypse survival kit.

The Walking Dead is a part lecture, part training session which sees Willis teach the audience what to do and how to survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse. It consists of three stages which are based on the first three seasons of the hit AMC TV series The Walking Dead. Along the way he also shares some interesting theories he has formed from his many years of studying and obsessing over the undead.

Considering it’s lecture structure, this show is unlike your typical hour of stand up though rest assured there are still ample laughs to be had. Naturally Willis discusses the many zombie texts out there today, though as the title would have suggested, he pays special attention to The Walking Dead. He also aptly weaves in plenty of popular sci-fi references and horror stereotypes to entertaining effect.

Throughout the hour, Willis proceeds to educate the audience about all things zombie. We learn about its Haitian origins, the two primary types of zombies, and even what he feels will be the perfect zombie secondary weapon. The show is very much an open forum with Willis often interacting directly with audience members and at one point there is even a competition to compete for supplies.

The Walking Dead is a highly engaging and educational hour which will provide you with all the information you will need to create your post-apocalypse survival kit. If you are into the whole zombie culture and want to get some tips on what to do to survive, this is unmissable.

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The Blurb

The beginner's guide to surviving the Apocalypse, or at least the months between seasons four and five. Join Willis, Rick, the Governor and company for an hour of zombie based laughs. Dan Willis brings the sell-out smash hit of Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne Comedy Festival back to the Edinburgh Fringe, setting his sights on saving the world, 80 people a day: live from his zombie-proof bunker in The Liquid Rooms. ‘Insanely engaging and funny hour, even those who have no interest in zombies should attend’ (ThreeWeeks).

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