James Donald Forbes McCann - Devil’s Advocate

You’ll be asked to think of the least-defensible statement you can; disgusting, evil, idiotic – whatever you like. Write it down. Put it in a bucket. James Donald Forbes McCann will defend every single idea in that bucket… and when he’s finished we can all go home.

James has consistently sold out every Adelaide Fringe since 2016, and picked up the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Comedy with his latest foray into the darkly hilarious, Devil’s Advocate. Voted by Adelaide’s comedians as the best in the city with a Best Comedian award for three years running in 2016 – 2018 in addition to picking up a gong for Best Writer in 2017 and 2018 and being crowned the 2018 Adelaide Comedian of the Year, Adelaide also enjoyed James for breakfast as host of Weekend Breaky on Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit 107 FM. The number 1 pre-set on his car radio was hotly contested by radio hosts when they went to war for the right to claim the top spot on the suburban Dad’s car radio.

Don’t miss James Donald Forbes McCann’s ground-breaking improvised comedy show – it’s unscripted, and will undoubtedly contain coarse language, adult themes and loads of laughs. No two shows the same!

Funny, entertaining – everything you want in a comedy festival!

Stage Whispers

I found myself doubled over, tears rolling down my face

Aussie Theatre
Fri 24 Jan - Sat 25 Jan 2020 Western Australia FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL: The Laugh Resort, Yagan Square Book Now
Fri 14 Feb - Sat 29 Feb 2020 South Australia ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Howling Owl Book Now
Mon 30 Mar - Mon 13 Apr 2020 Victoria MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: Melbourne Town Hall (Lunch Room) Sold Out

Devil’s Advocate

Friday 24 January - Saturday 25 January, 2020 | 9:00pm FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL: The Laugh Resort, Yagan Square
Tickets From fringeworld.com.au

Devil’s Advocate

Friday 14 February - Saturday 29 February, 2020 | ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Howling Owl
SHOW DETAILS: Fri 14 - Sat 29 Feb (excl. Sun/Mon) @ 9.45pm

Recommended 15+. Contains coarse language and adult themes.

General Public On-Sale: Begins: Mon 25 Nov (9am ACST) 2019
Tickets From Adelaide Fringe Festival

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Devil’s Advocate

Monday 30 March - Monday 13 April, 2020 | 8:30pm MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: Melbourne Town Hall (Lunch Room)
Tickets From Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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