Laughing Matters hailed the return of the ambassador of absinthe
the emperor of the escalade and the motorbike merlin
Tuesday 6th June 2018
La Chapelle des Lombards
19 rue de Lappe Paris 11
From the minute the rugged comedian takes to the stage he grabs control.
Within mere seconds there is not one doubt that we are in the hands of a professional,
and such is his command of a room that we know we will be laughing
whether we want to or not.
Scraggy US comic Dave Fulton easily demolishes two misplaced national stereotypes: that Americans have no sense of irony, and that they’re all a bunch of right-wing gung-ho warmongers. He’s laid-back, but it conceals a steely aggression; he’s no-nonsense and down-to-earth, but impressively well-read; he’s relaxed but arrogant. Don’t go looking for clear-cut gags, for example, but instead enjoy the company of an innately funny guy who is a master at rock-climbing and an ace motorbike mender.
Laughing Matters Presented the ex-ambassador of absinthe
38 in the room and one down the pipe
Tuesday 8 May 2007
Scraggy US comic Dave Fulton easily demolishes two misplaced national stereotypes: that Americans have no sense of irony, and that they’re all a bunch of right-wing gung-ho warmongers. He’s laid-back, but it conceals a steely aggression; he’s no-nonsense and down-to-earth, but impressively well-read; he’s relaxed but arrogant. Don’t go looking for clear-cut gags, for example, but instead enjoy the company of a innately funny guy who is a master at rock-climbing and an ace pillion passenger. (The first in a long line of comedians to straddle the peugot). This Paris show will be a preview of his forthcoming west-end run at the Soho Theatre.
Seattle's croissant commander extraordinaire
+ Chris Duffy
The ambassador of absinthe returned to equal Ross Noble's short lived record for the most appearances* in Paris
Two nights only !
Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd April 2001
Absinthe makes the laughs last longer
This is the man who has done more for Absinthe than Jimi Hendrix did for lighter fuel. He made history last year when he reintroduced the wee green devil back into the HdN after eighty odd years of absence and abstinence. Anyone who saw the after-math- effects the potent liquid had on Tom Rhodes back in July will have good reason to stay away from the front row. So expect two nights of no nonsense, authentic observations from this Seattle based comedian who pulls no punches and is in my opinion still one the best pillion passengers on the planet. One of the most dynamic and innovative performers on the comedy circuit he socked it to them in Edinburgh in 1999 and is currently making surf-sized waves in the UK.
A comic giant with unmanageable hair, a nose as sharp as his wit he does in fact *hold the record for the number of times he's done shows (four in all) here, even if he only equals Ross for the number of nights played.
Sunday 9th & Monday 10th April 2000
watch the Travel Channel feature on the Hotel du Nord shot in April 2000
featuring Fulton, Mme Fulton to be Angela, Andy J Forest, Juveniles' Tim Johnson
and Karel as not only the king of comedy but also the host of the Hotel du Nord
When Dave stopped off in Paris last May for just the one night he reduced us to tears with his bright and brittle humour. Well now we know what he looks like we can put a face to the dude in black. This is the man who not only helped reintroduce absinthe to Paris but is also the coolest pillion passenger I've ever had on the back of my saddle.
Two nights of no nonsense, authentic observations from the funniest thing from Seattle since José Bové went global.
One of the most dynamic and innovative performers on the comedy circuit.
Some of the feedback after Dave's first
hastily organised Paris 5-5-99 show in
Dave wines & signs in 1999
Dear Karel, Thank for the wonderful Dave Fulton's show yesterday. You've did a miracle to gather together this audience in so short time!
Hi , Karel.It turned out to be a really successful fun evening , didn't it? We're glad we went.You certainly have a HUGE crowd of people on your e-mail list!!If they all write to you after this last show, your PC might get jammed! Dave Fulton has a very attractive personality , relaxed, & most entertaining .We liked his style ; not heavy or corny or agressive. It must be the most difficult of all theatrical arts , being funny & talking non-stop for 2-3 hours like that , AND holding the audience's attention .In fact, I lost track as to how long his show did last. He must have had quite a gruelling tour & to boot, a show during his time off .He obviously doesn't know us or anyone from Adam , but please say a big thankyou to him for us , if he's still with you & that we were really uplifted , needing ,a light break!I'll tell my brother in Houston to go & see him if he ever has the opportunity.