Paris and Other Disappointments
Sick of going overseas and enjoying himself, comedian Adam Rozenbachs decided he should take his father on the trip of a lifetime to Europe. For his dad, it was a chance to return to the place he hasn't seen fleeing post-war Germany as an immigrant. For Adam, it was a chance to repay his dad for everything he'd given him in life. As it turned out, after three weeks of travel, Adam decided not killing his dad was more than enough repayment.
The trip took frustration to a whole new level as Adam discovered his dad doesn't like museums, galleries, landmarks, travelling, or Paris. God, he hated Paris. But amid the irritation of travelling with an adult toddler (an adoddler), Adam learned - through gritted teeth - more about his dad, his family and himself. If you've ever travelled with family, are considering it, or would never even dream of it, you will identify with the pain, pressure and triumph of Adam making it out alive (and with a hint of sanity left).
Paris and Other Disappointments is a hilarious memoir about fathers and sons, and the joys and challenges of travel, from one of Australia's most talented comedians.
Praise for Adam Rozenbachs' stand-up- 'Do you have or have you ever had a parent? Well if you have, there's something in this show for you . . . There really is something in here for everyone. Adam Rozenbachs is a seasoned comedy writer and performer, with TV and radio credits as well as stand-up and it really shows. A quality performance.' Herald Sun
'Good, honest, Aussie bloke-y comedy with lashings of cheeky charm.' The Age
'This is a show for anyone with a father, anyone who has been to Europe, or anyone who wants to know what it would be like to go to Europe with their father without actually having to suffer through it.' Squirrel Comedy
'Combining his skills as raconteur with an acutely developed sense of comic timing, this is mainstream, storytelling comedy at its best . . . the result is a great character study of a particular type of set-in-their-ways bloke.' Chortle UK