What happens when you compare the life of your salt of the earth grandfather to your own millennial lifestyle? Well, settle in to find out with Perjagulant, a new show from award-winning Melbourne based comedian, performance artist, and improviser, Marcus Willis.
Willis is renowned for outlandish cheek and irreverent humour and this latest project, Perjagulant, follows suit.
The show compares the life of Marcus’ Grandad, who hand wrote daily diary entries, to Marcus’ own life, as noted on Instagram, Google It, Air Tasker and more.
“My Grandfather was a hardworking farmer from country Victoria. I, on the other hand, am a Class A internet tramp, have a credit card with every major bank and a 3.9 Uber rating,” says Marcus Willis.
Critics have described Marcus’ work as extremely absurd, a showcase of raw talent and nothing short of a wonder – Perjagulant is predicted to be a sell-out show.
“It’s not what you expect…nothing is sacred or off-limits. The show is hilarious, enlightening and appealing to all generation’s. I’m not sure how grandad would feel about me exploiting his deepest inner thoughts, but it makes for side-splitting entertainment!” says Marcus Willis.
No stranger to the stage, Marcus graduated from iO Theatre in Chicago where the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Mike Myers have also trained. Nominated for the “best of the fest” award at the Fringe World Festival, he is a veteran in show business.
Having toured internationally as part of a four-piece troupe for the world-renowned improv festival ‘Out-Of-Bounds’, performing ‘Bear Attack’, and performing in comedy duo The Sparrow Men, Marcus is excited to be returning solo to the stage.
“Creating a show injected with so much of my personality, and first-hand experience with my generations shameless technology addiction has been an exhilarating experience and a great deal of fun!” says Marcus Willis.
Marcus will be performing Perjagulant for 10 hysterical shows at Raj House on Hyde Street, tix available here.