Think disability and comedy don’t mix? Jedi Master of Comedy, Tim Ferguson says, “Giggles go faster on wheels!”
You may have missed it last time due to a sell-out season, but in 2020 with a new venue and a longer run, Tim and legendary comedy director Marc Gracie will be giving Adelaide Fringe punters another chance to witness the Sultan of Satire in full swing in a comic masterwork to touch the minds and hearts of audiences.
Building on the live show of his best-selling memoir Carry a Big Stick, A Fast Life on Wheels (Fringe World 2019 Weekly Award winner and The Advertiser’s Best Male Solo Show at Adelaide Fringe 2019) is Ferguson’s personal tragicomic story showing what life in a wheelchair is really like.
Tim proves disability is not the end. His Multiple Sclerosis has put him in a wheelchair, plaguing him with various daunting symptoms you don’t want to know about. But MS won’t stop Australia’s busiest comedian, screenwriter, movie maker, author and comedy writing teacher. “Forget comic timing,” he says, “I’m in a hurry!”
The show has garnered so much praise that after its 2020 tour, A Fast Life On Wheels will be crossing borders to make waves in America. Tim will explain the NDIS disability support scheme to Americans, proving that when it comes to addressing disabilities, Aussies are ahead of the world. Always attempting the impossible, Tim promises to “Make America Lose Weight Again!”
What next? Well, a season in Australia’s favourite house…the OPERA HOUSE that is.
A testament to the power of humour in any situation, Ferguson constantly defies the challenges of MS and has vowed to never stop making audiences laugh, saying “I don’t ‘suffer’ MS. It suffers me”. With Ferguson’s trademark wicked humour, outrageous stories and breath-taking insights, his new hour of comedy is hell on wheels.
Friday 14th – Sunday 23rd February – The Box at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide SA | Tickets