Are you alone? looking for hot singles in your area? are you all out of swipes on Tinder, or are you a farmer wanting a wife? Ethan Andrews might have the solution for you with his new show Don’t Die Alone.
A show that is a hybrid of speed dating and comedy – it’s the perfect place to hear hilarious (and mortifying) dating stories, meet other single, and play games to win a date with your true love. There’s also a bunch of prizes up for grabs.
All orientations will be welcome (as long as they’re over 18), and tickets are $10 and include a complimentary drink upon arrival. We had a quick chat to Ethan Andrews about his new show, which launches at Gallery Sixty One Revisted on Saturday June 4.
Newcastle Live: What is “Don’t Die Alone”?
Ethan Andrews: Don’t Die Alone is a show I’m doing at Gallery Sixty One Revisited on June 4. It’s half comedy show and half actual speed dating show. There will be relationship-themed stand up and then we’ll play some games with the crowd to give away prizes.
Where did the idea come from?
One of my favourite things to talk about on stage is relationships, so this is a chance to do that and matchmake at the same time. This is as altruistic as any show I’ll do will ever get. You will laugh a lot, you’ll more than likely score yourself a free prize and you could actually meet a beautiful stranger.
Can anyone sign up? What should we bring?
As long as you’re over 18 (I can’t afford a lawsuit right now) you can come. All orientations are welcome! Even people in relationships right now are welcome to come along. It’ll be just as much fun to watch whether you’re single or taken. It’s $10 to get in, which includes a free drink, so bring cash, and maybe a single red rose. Dress nice, do your hair and give everyone a chance.
I’ve heard there are a few prizes available on the night?
There are a bunch of prizes up for grabs on the night. Getting to give these away will for sure be the most exciting part of the show for me. Nauti and Nice have donated some gift bags. To be honest, I don’t know what’s in them because they have been so cleverly sealed. There’ll be some sexy stuff in there for sure.
I have also been accepting donations of shit presents from exes. They will be given away, and we’ve got free drinks to any new couples who match on the night. The very talented artist and my real life girlfriend, Kim Kelly, has also made some ‘break up’-themed greeting cards to give away as consolation prizes. There’s seriously so much stuff. Please come and win some.
Any tips for not dying alone? Is it cats?
My best tip for not dying alone? I guess if you’ve got a good imagination and keep yourself busy creatively you’re never alone. I read somewhere once that there are only two escapes from the miseries f the world; music and cats. So yeah, cats and music sure do help.
What: Don’t Die Alone
When: Saturday June 4
Where: Gallery Sixty One Revisited
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