Alone in the Universe
Alone in the Universe

After being launched into space to find the meaning of existence, Adam Pateman is forced to do a one-man sketch comedy show to save the entire universe from being destroyed!

Alone in the Universe
Carousel Theatre, 1411 Cartwright St, Granville Island

1. Tell us about your show.

Alone in the Universe is a one-man sketch comedy show about the fate of the universe in the hands of an idiot. And I’m the idiot. After being launched into space to find the meaning of existence, I’m forced to do a sketch comedy show to save the universe from being destroyed by a disembodied voice.

2. Why should someone come see your show?

If you like super funny live shows, but also sometimes like to stare into the night sky asking deep questions like “what’s the purpose of life?” or “if I’m not supposed to drink gasoline, then why does it smell so good?”, then this show is perfect. Without being serious at all, this show actually attempts to find meaning in this chaotically tangled pair of headphone cords that we call the universe. It’s one part stand-up comedy, two parts sketch comedy, and a few slices of musical theatre and mime to make a tasty tasty pizza pie of existential hilarity.

3. If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

I guess Alone in the Universe would be Dr. Manhattan, the blue naked guy from the Watchmen, because of his scientific analysis and manipulation of the universe, and his tendency to question humanity and meaning. But he is way too melancholy. A total bummer at parties.

4. If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?

Oh man, there’s like a thousand hundred million shows I want to see. But if I had to make a wish upon a star, I’d see Peter n’ Chris Present: Here Lies Chris. It’s their newest show and they always knock it out of the park. The proverbial park. Not a real park. But you know, if they were in a real park and had something to literally and physically knock out of it, I’m sure they’d be capable of doing so. They are somewhat strong and agile. But their comedy powers are even more strong and agile! Every show of theirs has made me laugh my ass off so hard and I always walk out of the theatre grinning like an oaf for days, and this new show looks especially hilarious.

The 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 10-20 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.