Be careful what you pretend to be, but I’m sure sparking a few tears is a starting point for people to discover this beguiling piece of music. Thanks to Joz for an excellent, emotional album, we will forgive you for cheating.
Joz Norris makes an absurd, indulgent and inspired show, and we did it in a little over 45 minutes. He is in full flow, his alter ego, Mr. Fruit Salad, makes funny set pieces of high ridicule and low content. The show is playful, but there’s no particular depth, which is bad because that’s the direction I’m going.
On the surface, I’m sure it’s the only fringe show this year written and performed by someone who knows it doesn’t exist. In a way, it’s like any other character in a comedy show: Mr. Fruit Salad knows who he is and where I come from, and he does it of his own accord to understand what it means to him and me.
Mr. Fruit Salad is not a natural entertainer, but a manic alter ego with an oversized beard, sunglasses and sun hat, and he has revealed himself as the great bad Bombay burrito among comedy musicals in the United States. Norris’s awareness of the implausibility of Mr. Fruit Salads is fully exploited by peeling off ridiculous statements and pretending they come directly from the man himself. His strangeness is not enough for the crowd to realise that, despite the methods of madness, he is still a good time.
Mr. Fruit Salad tells us that Joz Norris did not show up because he was taking a bath, which means that the guy who was Mr. Fruit Salad when he offered to step in for the set. Joz himself didn’t turn up, and this silly nonsense shows the warmth of heart of comedian Ben Target, who declares that someone has sent Mr. Salad.
Joz Norris was one of the most celebrated rising stars of the alternative comedy scene. He spoke candidly about his mental health issues and the impact it had on his performance.
Josiah (b. 1989) is a British alternative comedian,  comedian, actor   and screenwriter. He gave a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and his first full-hour show in 2013. Joz Norris is an award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian, author and actor.
In the lengthy opening section, he stands on a chair for a while and tells us that he wants to make a slick Carnegie Hall-style show without the unnecessary indulgence category. It matters that Mr. Fruit Salad developed autonomy as a form of self-sufficiency to the fictional Chimaera that he created as a form of self-sufficiency and decided to perform a solo show. It feels odd to recommend a show where the main star is absent, but Mr Salad does a remarkable job of it.
Joz Norris (Comedians Choice Award for Best Show 2019-21) presents a bold new version of online comedy by adapting a live stage show as he prepares for Edinburgh 2020, films and immersing himself in his imagination to get as close as possible to live comedy experience. This is my sixth full-length solo comedy show since 2017 but last year I took a year off to focus on acting, writing and filmmaking, as personal problems made it difficult for me to enjoy live comedy the way I used to. In a way, the silly moments are reminiscent of exaggerated absurdists like John Kearns, like Marx Bros. “s sidekick Ben Target.
The ultimate goal of getting involved in comedy has always been to one day make my own television series.I grew up in absolute awe of shows like Garth Darkplaces Peep Show, The Mighty Boosh and Marion – Geoff. My career was my own show, a sort of pilot comedy television sitcom, which I filmed late last year with my good friend and frequent collaborator Ed Aczel. I made it easier for myself to perform, to appear in disguise, and then to support him by creating a kind of live-action cartoon character called Mr. Fruit Salad, who was trying to push me out of my own life.
The show started writing last year and even though I didn’t do a full solo show in 2018 writing live shows has been my main creative outlet for years, so I wanted to have a place where I could put my ideas and repeat them all year round to see how it all all works out when they are done. I gave a couple of work-in-progress performances last year and 2019, this year and 2019 at the Fringe, working with amazing director Alex Hardy and amazing co-star Ben Target who gave the show so much depth, heart and insight.
I made the show because it’s a study of failure and futility and how hard it is to make sense of everything. Back in 2012, it was about a character trying to make a show that was a touch less endowed than it should be.
I think about a third of the way through the Fringe – I noticed that things felt different this year – and it turned out at the end of the month that I was still doing what I had always done best: making a show that meant something to a lot of people. This time I played along, explored and failed with so much time that I knew I had a way to express myself.