TAGGED WITH BLACK COMEDY

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MUTANT OLIVE

solo performance · theatre planners tours · Ages 18+ · one person show · 80 mins · United States of America

Called "CRACKED" & "FEARLESS" by LA TIMES! In the course of an audition for a new play, Mutant Olive surveys the panoramic sweep of one actor's colorful past..Soul-sucking childhood, substance abuse, rampant sex, car crashes, an out-of-body experience, and the timeless functionality of a black cape.
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HOODWINKED

ensemble theatre · la lgbt center · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · includes nudity · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

WHAT IS THE DREAM OF YOUR LIFE? I stood before the opening of a dark cave wanting to go in, and I shuddered at the thought that I might not be able to find my way out.
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UNREEL

solo performance · denzil meyers · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

A riff on Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, UNREEL recreates a foolish young man's uncertain journey to his dark side the night before his college entrance exams. A comedic journey about the confusing truth of Kiergegaard's maxim: Life must be lived forwards, but it can only be understood backwards
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BEGIN AGAIN, DR. BENDIGAN!

solo performance · david kane · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · 45 mins · United States of America

Dr. Benjamin Bendigan is the leading expert on the most powerful organ currently beating inside you: the human heart. In this solo performance, enjoy an exclusive peek at the good doctor’s breadth of knowledge. Just be careful. He’s got a poison in his mind.
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THE LAST ONE-MAN SHOW (LITERALLY)

solo performance · ape x · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · 45 mins · United States of America

From the writer of award-winning "Letterz 2 2pac" and "Too Many Hitlers", "The Last One-Man Show (LITERALLY)" is the story of an underground comedian (LITERALLY), the lone survivor of WWIII. He still has his dreams, but when you’re the last one left, killing is only suicide. Hilarious!
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DRACULA'S TASTE TEST

musicals and operas · sacred fools theater company · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

A musical and comedy cabaret filled with characters and creeps from Tinseltown to Transylvania! We promise you safe passage and a sing-a-long, but little else.
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MOVIN' ON UP

comedy · self · Ages 18+ · 1hr · United States of America

It’s funny-or-die-in-the-graveyard time when Jeremy Kehoe’s absurdist, existential comedy, “Movin’ On Up”, makes its West Coast premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival at The Complex Hollywood (Ruby Theater, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd.) June 1 - 21.
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SENTENCES

comedy · rat box · Ages 16+ · 45 mins · United States of America

Three inmates stuck in a singular jail cell swap stories. A dark comedy loosely tied with John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." This ridiculous tale features their struggles with internal doubt and the harsh reality they live in.
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LET THERE BE THISTLES

solo performance · dusty bums productions · Ages 12+ · one person show · 1hr · New Zealand

When a God runs out of true believers, only one thing is guaranteed: a temper tantrum of truly biblical proportions. And fleas.
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ASSHOLE: A TRAGEDY

comedy · vincent lacey · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America

An epic journey through the bowels of one man searching for meaning in a hot, steaming pile of chronic problems. It’s a real shit show.
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THE GODMOTHER

solo performance · nonames · Ages 18+ · one person show · Iceland

The Godmother is about Loa, a 26 year old single woman who constantly gets into trouble whilst trying to avoid confronting the pain she has dealt with for many years.
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WE NEED THIS MUSICAL TO STOP US FROM KILLING OURSELVES

musicals and operas · jeff rosick, glasgow lyman, & adyn wood · Ages 18+ · world premiere · 40 mins · United States of America

WNTMTSUFKO is a dark musical comedy celebrating the power of musicals to stop us from committing suicide. Two depressed performers decide that creating and performing a musical (with their mutual therapist) will give their lives meaning and help bring them back from depression.

HFF17's Best Comedy Easy Targets returns

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A satire of one-person-shows which invites the audience to show their “appreciation” by pummeling the performers with rolled-up socks any time they feel bored, annoyed, patronized or manipulated. *HFF17 Best Comedy*

The Midnight Menagerie

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On the eve of his first film’s release, a scorned Mafioso-boss-turned-screenwriter invites the band of bastards responsible for his misery to a midnight dinner complete with a full course of bloody revenge. A new dark comedy in one act.