U.S. comedian Patrick Combs, after his two hugely successful previous tours, returns to Ireland for a short tour with his smash hit one-man comedy show, ‘Man 1 Bank 0’, about his most fascinating real life story.
‘Man 1, Bank 0’ is Combs’ amazing-but-true story of how he deposited a $95,000 junk-mail cheque into his own bank account and about what happens after his bank cashes the ridiculously large sum of money into his personal bank account. This outrageously funny and dramatic comedy quickly becomes a staggering David V’s Goliath-like real-life adventure. Never performed in Ireland before, the show was quickly a ‘smash hit’ in North America & New Zealand performing to sold out shows in New York; Montreal; Los Angeles; San Francisco ('Best of Fest” & “Best Solo Comedy'); Auckland; HBO’s 2004 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival & 'Critic’s Choice' at the Spoleto Festival to name a few - Critically acclaimed by Time Out, New York as 'Incredulous... gleeful...' - 'Star Power', Variety Magazine, this must-see one-man comedy has storytelling down to a fine art after already wowin g audiences across the globe.
Described by BroadwayWorld.com as 'One of the FUNNIEST, most FASCINATING and FASTEST moving solo plays to hit New York in many a season. Ninety minutes of NONSTOP LAUGHTER, it's also an EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ADVENTURE loaded with UNBELIEVABLE real-life surprises'
So what does happens after the bank cashes the ridiculous check? To name only a few things: angry banking officers threaten Combs with 'jail time', 'death' and much more; the incident extracts America’s leading authority on banking out of retirement; ‘Man 1, Bank 0’ explains the astonishing legal twists which ensued after the incident; and worldwide media coverage (including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America and calls from Letterman & Leno).
The show sold out in New York during its off-Broadway run at the Lambs Theatre, Times Square. It also sold out at HBO’s 2004 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival held in Aspen; sold out its six show run and garnered 'Critic’s Choice' at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston; sold out its 10 show run in Winnipeg where it created 3 hour ticket lines, hundreds were turned away and it garnered the 'Best of Fest' award; sold out the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles; won 'Best of Fest' at the San Francisco Fringe where it also sold out and was awarded 'Best Solo Comedy'; sold out in Auckland
more/ where it was an official selection of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival; sold out in Montreal and won the Just For Laughs prize for Best Comedy.
ABOUT PATRICK COMBS
Patrick Combs is a former TV personality for Paramount's hit shows, Real TV and Hard Copy where he was the star of humorous hidden camera segments. He also has appeared on many national shows including Good Morning America and The Late Show. As a solo performer, he has toured continuously for fourteen years, entertaining audiences as large as two thousand people, and in theaters such as the Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood, the Herald Theatre at the Aoeta Centre in Auckland, the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Exit Theatre in San Francisco, and the American Theatre in Charleston. His writings, posted on the internet, have been read by millions and designated as 'What's Cool' by Netscape, Yahoo!, and many more.
Comb’s has personally been described by Time Out NY as: 'A wiry, likable West Coast dude who combines hippie earnestness with skateboarder cynicism, Combs has refined his storytelling to an art, using a screen projector, a minimum of props and abundant energy to relate a tale about which he still seems incredulous -- and gleeful...'