ABOUT THIS SHOW
During his monthlong coma, standup comedian Dave Maher's family almost unplugged him from life support. His friends eulogized him on Facebook. And then he woke up. After appearing on This American Life and at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dave brings his one-man show about his coma to the city where he fell into it.
Dave Maher Coma Show explores the physical and existential discomfort of waking up in a new body with a second chance at life. With his trademark combination of mischief and sincerity, Dave asks questions about life, online death, and the cost of change. He provides no easy answers but plenty of hard laughs.
Photo by ANF Chicago
“Maher is that rare monologist who combines a sharp eye for the microdetail…with a keen understanding of macrostructure, making for a performance both disarmingly personal and carefully controlled… I’d watch Maher do just about anything.” –Chicago Reader
“…this hard-working improviser-turned-stand-up used the experience—both the dark and light sides of it—as inspiration for a one-man show that…sold so well that it was extended several times…” –Newcity
A “smartly unhinged, wildly funny comedian with a big heart and warm smile…” –Gapers Block