Answering the $95k question

He lodged a $95,000 fake, junk mail cheque into his account as a joke … it cashed! The rest is actual history and a story that you can hear at Backstage Theatre on Friday June 17 next.

He lodged a $95,000 fake, junk mail cheque into his account as a joke … it cashed! The rest is actual history and a story that you can hear at Backstage Theatre on Friday June 17 next.

Man 1 Bank 0, the outrageously funny and dramatic comedy that is selling out, winning awards and wowing audiences worldwide, comes to Longford this Friday as part of its nationwide tour.

“Man 1, Bank 0” shows storytelling at its best on stage, telling Patrick Combs’ true story of how he lodged a $95,000 junk-mail cheque into his own bank account and about what happens after his bank cashes it.

‘Broadway World’ said, “One of the funniest, most fascinating and fastest moving solo plays to hit new york in many a season. two hours of non-stop laughter, it’s also an edge of your seat adventure loaded with unbelievable real-life surprises.”

This funny and dramatic comedy is selling out, winning awards and wowing audiences everywhere, with smash-hit sold-out runs in New York, at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, at HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and at theatres around the world.

Don’t miss this amazing-but-true story of how Patrick Combs deposited a $95,093.35 junk-mail cheque – hoping to spread a little banking cheer to tellers – and how it erupted into a staggering and funny David vs. Goliath-like adventure. Variety Magazine said this performer has “Star Power.”

HBO named the show one of the funniest comedies they have seen when it was first staged in the US September 2003 and Patrick found himself rubbing shoulders alongside the likes of Chris Rock, Jack Black, Diane Keaton, Larry David, Sarah Jessica Parker and many more after this great accolade.

This is a superb one man show that is not to missed and hope you might be interested in doing a piece on his show.

Man 1 Bank 0 comes to Backstage Theatre, Longford on Friday 17th June at 8:30pm €18/€16 available on 043 33 47888, from Farrell & Coy in Longford town or online on www.backstage.ie