When you find yourself unemployed, deeply depressed, and living back in the small country town you fled a decade prior living with your partner’s parents during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic? Apocalypse Gow sets out to answer this and many more questions about the human condition. Taking inspiration from the likes of Hannah Gadsby, David Sedaris, and Zoe Coombs-Marr, this is a work-in-progress show about failure, hope, and gardening. It’s about spiders, trail running, and coming to terms with your sexuality. It’s about fear, internalised homophobia, and overcoming immense privilege to achieve very little.
“Gow is engaging and enlightening, entertaining and self deprecating … In a sort of Hannah Gadsby way, Gow manages to both keep us laughing, then cut it swiftly to poignancy and empathy.” – Daily Review
“One of the finest emerging comedians in the country” – Sydney Comedy Festival
“A growing force in Australian comedy” – Broadsheet
“Wry, gentle storytelling from a soft soul” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Jack Gow possesses an anxious, apologetic eloquence that takes the everyday and makes it quietly marvellous” – ★★★★ The Music
“What makes him so unique is his surprising poignancy, each hilarious memory tinged with unexpected pathos, often captivating the audience into silence” – AltMedia