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PETER ATERMAN is an award-winning writer, actor and stand-up comedian from Canada. He began his performing career in improv comedy and from there moved into writing and performing his own sketches. He performed his first full-length solo show, City of Heroes, at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 1999, and followed this a year later with his second and third solo shows, Slaves of Starbucks and Donut Shop Vampires in 2000. Slaves of Starbucks was remounted in 2001 in Toronto and New York, and then performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2002, where it garnered critical acclaim and won two awards. It has since been toured in the United Kingdom. In 2004, Aterman won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, which Time Out magazine called one of the most important comedy awards in Britain. He premiered his fourth solo show, Love and Despair: A Comedy, at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2004, where he won a Spirit of the Fringe award. He performs stand-up comedy in and around London, where he is now based.
''Ideas as resonant as dreams jet-black comedy, his writing makes lacerating points about the triumph of philistinism" - The Guardian ****
"Gifted in making the outrageous strangely believable - an apocalyptic vision of corporate America - deadly dark satire at its best." - The List ****
"Inspired, marvelously deadpan" - Village Voice, NYC
"Each target is hammered with Pythonesque glee In a sea of mediocre comedic jizz, Aterman's wit, integrity and intelligence shines out. You should see him. Now." - Fest *****
"pitch-perfect" - Three Weeks ****
''Hilarious, intelligent material quickly-paced, Aterman scores big laughs" - Next Magazine, New York
"Sit back, relax and be prepared to laugh a lot - as funny as anything you'll see on Saturday Night Live" - digitalcity.com
"Aterman had the entire audience in stitches with his deadpan delivery - a new height to black comedy" - Hi Drama! Channel 57, New York
"A witty...and very funny performer" - The Halifax Herald
might just be a comic genius
one begins to suspect that a manic
virus has infected his hard drive. A weird and wonderful voyage into
the unexpected, pretty close to perfection!" - Toronto Sun