[This show is a work-in-progress preview for the upcoming NZ Comedy Festival]
Growing up in a large family, Patch was certain of only two things: that he was the weakest of his 60 cousins, and that the living room was not a gymnasium.
Now 29 and no longer certain of anything, he fears he's mere days away from shouting “Get off my lawn!” at anything with a pulse.
Fortunately, with the current housing crisis and global warming on the rise… That day probably won’t come as
there’ll be no more lawns left to defend.
'It's Not A Gymnasium!' finds him on a journey to figure out how his upbringing turned him into the bogan-Yoda hybrid he is today - and bought to you with effervescence, sharp wit and a pinch of silliness.
"An incredibly funny comic... But he should be at home looking after his kid" - Brendhan Lovegrove
"One of my favourite young comedians in the country. Gag after gag, no pretentiousness, and just a bloody solid performer" - Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
"If you can get through one of Patch's shows without grinning like an idiot, you should check your soul. He's so likeable you almost want to hate him. Almost." - Jeremy Elwood
" ... extremely well written and he looked incredibly confident on stage. Performing anecdotal gags about his hectic life almost comes naturally for him, with delivery and timing being a massive strength. " - Shoutoutmag
Winner – Breakthrough Comedian 2016, NZ Comedy Guild
Billy T Award nominee 2017, NZICF