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STL Fringe Festival Presents Big Dad Energy

August 15, 2023, 9:00 pm10:30 pm

3224 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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RATING | PG-13 Critically-acclaimed comedian Jamie Campbell says most people assume he’s a dad since he’s oozing dad vibes, but he doesn’t actually have any kids. In a show that is perfect for anyone who grew up in the 80s/90s, Campbell’s pop culture nostalgia, and humor-filled soul-searching will resonate with Gen-Xers and Millennials. During his performance, he details what it’s like to get married as you approach middle-age and realize you’re going to let the clock run out on the possibility of parenthood. It’s a show about fatherhood from a guy who isn’t a father.   The show combines stand-up, storytelling, and a touch of musical comedy. Like a proud father, he discusses why he is impressed with the younger generation. He recalls the days when teachers were allowed to spank students, dishes on the time he took acid at Disney World, and reveals how to make women happy (hint: it’s pockets.)   Big Dad Energy was recently filmed as a stand-up special for an upcoming streaming release, and is in the midst of a national tour.   “As a Gen-X mother of two…Jamie Campbell’s jokes hit dead center…goes toe-to-toe with the best comedians in the business!” – Natalie Shaw, Dallas Theatre Journal   “Tactically calculated jokes land with a precision that leaves you with a belly laugh long after the joke is over. Slick, polished, and professional, it sets the bar high.” – Luke Dodge, KC Fringe   “…a spiritual cousin to Mike Birbiglia’s theatrical storytelling, with breakneck turns from laugh-a-minute stand-up to quiet reflections that absolutely take your breath away.” – Chris Alonzo, Atlanta Fringe Festival   “Best of Fringe” – Kansas City Fringe Festival (2022) “Best Comedy” – Tucson Fringe Festival (2023) “Best Out-of-town Show” – Tucson Fringe Festival (2023)   About the Artist: Jamie Campbell has spent the past fifteen years bringing laughter to audiences across the United States. His debut stand-up album, Tell Me You’re Proud of Me, debuted at #1 on the Amazon comedy charts. now, he is bringing his critically-acclaimed comedy show, Big Dad Energy, to cities throughout the nation. His tours and festival appearances have received rave reviews and garnered awards at venues across the U.S.   You may recognize Jamie from his appearances on NBC’s Chicago Fire, the Pop Network’s Hollywood Darlings, his recent super bowl ad alongside Kristin CHenoweth, or a series of music videos by hiphop legend Tech N9ne.   “Bombastic Genius” – Dan Telfer, Comedy Central   “…quick wit and inventive riffing…” – Teme Ring, ChicagoNow   “…laughs are plentiful along the way!” – Kevin Beane, TheatreJones

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