Guess What Al Pitcher Saw on the Way to His Show
New Zealand comedian Al Pitcher performs his improvised stand-up slide show, the Al Pitcher Picture Show, as part of the Format Photographic Festival on 29 March in Derby. Now based in Stockholm, Pitcher was voted Sweden’s Best Male Comic in 2011.
“My comedy is interactive and very immediate – basically, I take several photographs on ‘the way to the show’ and then share them with my audience when I get there,” Pitcher explains.
Pitcher finds that British audiences usually tend to be very responsive and seem to enjoy a self-deprecating style of humour.
“In New Zealand, everyone is super-positive but in the UK I’ll ask what is it like living here and they will answer ‘It’s awful’ but they are humorous with it.”
Original article by Lynne Brighouse, Derby Telegraph, March 14, 2014.