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Previously known as Different Party, Mad Office is the winner of the Best Comedy Award 2018 at Adelaide Fringe. This show has enjoyed success across Australia, in Edinburgh, and South Korea.
Picture the most mundane place imaginable descending into a world of absurdist fantasy. That’s what physical comedians Trygve Wakenshaw and Barnie Duncan have created for their new show, Mad Office.
Business drones Grareth Krubb and Dennis Chang whittle away the minutes in the barren office of Ruck’s Leather Interiors, patiently waiting for the phone call that may or may not give them something to actually do. In between the drudgery of the 9-5, the minutiae of office existence are transformed into incredible slapstick as these two
clown and comedy performers come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Dialogue is minimal, but jokes are plentiful, in this extraordinary celebration of the banal.
Trygve Wakenshaw is a world-renowned mime and physical comedian, whose previous Fringe shows have won the Underbelly Award (Kraken, 2014), been nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award (Nautilus, 2015), and sold out in Edinburgh Fringe (Trygve Vs a Baby, 2017)
Barnie Duncan is a New Zealand actor and comic, and the brains behind comic creation DJ Juan Vesuvius, whose
creations Calypso Nights, Calypso Nights: Juan Two, and I Am Your DJ, took to the Fringe back in 2014, 2015, and 2017 respectivley.