Stuart Black, Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton Fringe, May 2017
Do you know what happens when you're so depressed you don't wash or shower for six months? Well, you will after seeing this show!
Stuart admits he has done every drug known to mankind but nowadays makes sure there is a defibrillator within spitting distance as the after-effects have started to feel a bit too real with added heart pounding; at 45 and looking older, he has started to feel a little too old to live like a devil-may-care twenty-something any more.
Without a first aid tent or paramedic in sight, let alone a pulled pork stall, the Burning Man Festival, South Africa, is a festival too far for this nihilistic comic who appreciates just a small homely touch.
Stuart regales us with how he almost died following an ill-advised swim off the African coast having done a whole festival's worth of booze and drugs with his best mate.
Amusingly, for someone with an obvious death wish, Stuart worries about his hair falling out as he is just "not ready" to lose it.
Luckily, Propecia has come to the rescue, but with unfortunate side effects on his nether regions. Will they become his never (again) regions? But on Prozac, will he actually care?
A cautionary comedic tale well worth the listen from a very proficient performer.