Adelaide comedian Bill Egan is ready to go viral after a famous virus crushed his rise to international stardom.
This Friday, 26 August at Arthur Art Bar, Bill is filming a comedy special that he believes will get him back on track to world domination, and he wants you to be part of it.
Before a certain plague tore up the world as we knew it, Bill was living in London and had become an up-and-coming darling of the London comedy circuit the old-fashioned way: performing live shows with no Tiktok or Instagram.
When it all hit the fan and London shut down, Bill was living on a broken-down canal boat with no running water, so he decided he’d better head home to the tender bosom of Mother Adelaide.
“I spent most of his adult life abroad, performing in places such as the USA, Canada, Luxembourg and to over 1000 of the drunkest people alive at Oktoberfest in Munich. My Edinburgh Fringe debut had rave reviews but all I have to show for it is memories and stories, which don’t count for much in the digital age,” he says.
“That’s why I’m filming a special. This show is a collection of my favourite bits from along my journey as a performer from mouldy vans to sold-out shows.”
While it will be professionally filmed for the internet, it is performing live to the people of Adelaide that Bill is most excited about.
“This is my magnum opus; my answer to Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’. It’ll be edited nicely and chopped up into little bits to be enjoyed the way all art was destined to be enjoyed: in the toilet during a work day,” he says.
Bill plans to hit the global road again soon, and is happy that he has somewhere warmer than a broken boat to come home to.
Friday 26 August 2022
9pm – 10:30pm
Arthur Art Bar, 66 Currie Street, Adelaide 5000