who has witnessed the self-deprecating comedic stylings of
Chris Gibbs will agree: he’s one of the funniest guys
tentative and twitchy, and darkly gleeful at times, his hand-wringing
style and sotto voce asides are comic stand-up gold.”
Toronto Star on Gibberish.
knows that audiences really enjoy a good hearty laugh, and
from start to finish, he delivers. His punchlines are sharp
and his timing is impeccable.”
Eye Magazine, Toronto on Gibberish.
was a unanimity in the audience’s response to Gibbs
that I’ve yet to see elsewhere. It’s a tight,
charming, winning hour that doesn’t need to be “about
something” to earn my highest recommendation. In a word,
CBC on Gibberish.
just as you think you’ve figured out the rules of what
works, someone like Chris Gibbs shows up and breaks them all…
Gibbs has figured out what many shows could stand to learn:
If you keep insisting you’re funny, we won’t want
to laugh, but if you leave room for us to laugh, we won’t
want to stop.”
The Hour, Montreal on Gibberish.
irresistibly relaxed entertainer who always seems on the verge
of laughter. His wit is wildly infectious and he’s a
genius with a playful ad-lib.”
Winnipeg Free Press on Who The Devil Are You?
limitless effort and intelligence, Gibbs transforms the room
into a laugh-filled sanctuary of comedy, making the audience
as essential as the jokes themselves.”
Winnipeg Sun on Who The Devil Are You?
were no shortage of laughs in this show, with Gibbs’
usual mixture of word play, non-sequiturs, absurdities and
flat out funniness that have characterized his shows over
UMFM, Winnipeg on Who The Devil Are You?
a master of that so-very-British art of being perpetually
diverted down amusing narrative side roads. Gibbs’ writing,
delivery and charisma had people laughing long, loud and often.”
CBC on Who The Devil Are You?
has the timing of cosmic clock, a subtle comic personality
that finds humour in the smallest gesture and a fractured
logic that can only come from a brilliant mind.”
Edmonton Sun on The Power of Ignorance.
poise as a performer is reflected in his sharp ability to
ad-lib. On Tuesday night he was able effortlessly to improvise
jokes about passing motorcycles and late theatre-goers. It
Victoria Times Colonist on The Power of Ignorance.
delivery is a combination of dry wit and barely controlled
madness that threatens to go off the rails at any time. That
in itself was enough to send Friday’s audience into
gales of laughter, but he combines it with physical comedy,
sight gags and subtle mannerisms that take the whole enterprise
to the next comedic level.”
CBC on The Power of Ignorance.
love for comedy brings this show to life. With its echoes
of stand-up, improv, clown and sketch, the story unfolds at
an exhilarating pace. He slaloms seamlessly in and out of
scripted and improvised material while weaving in anachronistic
pop culture references. And he has an astounding ability to
absorb audience cues, riff on them and then pick up where
he left off.”
Now Magazine, Toronto on Antoine Feval.
timing is extraordinary as he shyly glances into the audience,
sharing the silliness of the situation with us. He’s
a minimalist comic with a few very well-chosen gestures. Most
of the jokes are at his own expense as he blows himself up
and then punctures his own balloon.”
Edmonton Sun on Antoine Feval.
performance as the witless and self-deprecating Barnaby is
near flawless. His martini-dry wit is characteristically sharp,
in both script and performance, and his comic timing is beautiful.”
CBC on Antoine Feval.
is a delight to watch and his witty asides are so quick they’re
easy to miss if you’re not paying close attention. I
was reminded of Tom Stoppard plays where you have to be an
incredibly active listener the whole time or you miss out
on half the fun. If only all theater could give your brain
such a pleasing workout.”
newwest.net, New Mexico on Antoine Feval.
Gibbs is such an effortlessly natural, off-the-cuff comedian
that it’s easy to overlook what a superb playwright
Vue Magazine, Edmonton on Antoine Feval.
observations on the show-in-progress add further layers of
irony, making this one of the most cleverly written and performed
shows I’ve ever seen at the Fringe.”
Eye Weekly, Toronto on Antoine Feval.
British humour is clean and sharp. He seems to be the butt
of most of his own jokes, and there’s a sort of very
clever self-conscious edge to his humour, which is drawn out
beautifully and precisely.”
CBC, on Chris Gibbs From The Neck Up