The British comedian’s mind will be off and racing when he brings his improvised Brain Dump show to The Arts Centre this weekend
COMEDIAN HEADS TO ARTS CENTRE
Everybody’s favourite randomist, British comedian Ross Noble, has a lot of weird stuff backed up in his head – and you’ll want to be there when he lets it all flow out on the Gold Coast this weekend.
Hailed as “the most brilliant stand-up of his generation” and “the supreme master of spontaneous standup”, he has been performing since he was 15 and has gone on to become one of the world’s most acclaimed comedians, known for his exuberance, spontaneity and truly original live shows.
The former Australian resident is back on the road with his new show, Brain
Dump, and says the show isn’t scripted.
“What I do is go on stage and just improvise to see what happens, and while I’m improvising something, an idea will form and in that show I might come up with 20 ideas from improvising, and 19 will be specific to that night,” he says. “It’s all about playing with ideas.”
Noble says he looks forward to making his own fun on the current tour, which stops in at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Sunday.
“On the last Australian tour I had a pushbike ... and we’d find whatever the weird local tourist attraction was and cycle off to see that,” he says.
Ross and wife Fran lived in Australia until their house and belongings were destroyed in a bushfire in 2009. They now live in the UK with their two kids, aged seven and three.
“I do miss it here, I really do. I’d love to come back but it is difficult because I don’t want to live in a city,” he says.
“We’ve got two young kids and I’d really like them to grow up here but, at the same time, where we used to live there were loads of quite deadly snakes. So at least they can play in the garden now and I don’t have to worry about racing them to hospital.”
Ross Noble is ready to let loose with his spontaneous comedy.