SEASON 17 | DECEMBER 2004
A Christmas Carol Roasting on an Open Fire
Written and Performed by Rob Nash
Presented by the VORTEX
Recently voted Best Stand-up Comic in the Austin Chronicle's 2004 Best of Issue, Nash now turns his talents to a delicious send-up of Charles Dickens' yuletide classic: A Christmas Carol. It's Dickens and Nash together at last.
A Christmas Carol Roasting on an Open Fire marks the first totally family-friendly Nash show in his 17 years of standup and one-man comedies. Yes, it's true. Profanity-free!!! Bring Grandma and the kids and enjoy some live Christmas comedy at its best.
In an uproariously hilarious twist, Austin "fave" Rob Nash plays classic dead movie divas portraying the classic Dickens characters:
Bette Davis as Scrooge
Mae West as Scrooge's Nephew
Katherine Hepburn as Bob Crachit
Joan Crawford as Jacob Marley
Vivian Leigh as the Ghost of Christmas Past
Humphrey Bogart as Belle
Judy Garland as the Ghost of Christmas Present
Cary Grant as Mrs. Crachit
Marilyn Monroe as Tiny Tim
Plus cameos by Clara Bow, W.C. Fields, Shirley Temple, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, the 3 Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers. And a surprise living diva as the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Rob Nash says "17 years of doing out queer comedy, and I've never done Bette Davis on stage. So it's about gay time!"