“Odd boots and broken things” | You Build The Thing You Think You Are is the weird existential gong bath the world needs

Comedy has taken some unexpected turns over the past few months, with performers turning to Twitch, YouTube and Zoom to replace the live shows axed by lockdown. For all the ingenious methods people have managed to move into a digital sphere, it’s hard to argue that the experience is quite the same as live stand-up. … Continue reading “Odd boots and broken things” | You Build The Thing You Think You Are is the weird existential gong bath the world needs

“I want the experience of sitting in that performer’s imagination for an hour” | Joz Norris on recreating You Build The Thing You Think You Are for a quarantine audience

Tell us about your show, You Build The Thing You Think You Are. It’s a combination of two things really - last year I discovered a way of doing things that combined nonsense with something that felt a bit like conceptual theatre and resulted in a show that really meant something to a lot of … Continue reading “I want the experience of sitting in that performer’s imagination for an hour” | Joz Norris on recreating You Build The Thing You Think You Are for a quarantine audience

“Every time I buy jelly beans I think I’m expressing the essence of who I am” | Joz Norris on distilling identity in You Build The Thing You Think You Are at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, You Build The Thing You Think You Are. My last show was a sort of conceptual absurdist thing where I performed the entire show in disguise and didn’t actually really appear until the very end. It sort of deliberately kept the truth at arm’s … Continue reading “Every time I buy jelly beans I think I’m expressing the essence of who I am” | Joz Norris on distilling identity in You Build The Thing You Think You Are at Vault Festival