As a solo performer, people often compare Gary's work to stand-up comedy. He never knows quite how to take that. So, when given the chance to experiment with form on the Auteurs Project in Glasgow, he decided to find out more about comedy. He delved into the world of stand-up. He watched 103 stand-ups in clubs and countless more on recorded media. He travelled to London, New York and Dundee. He met with legends, wannabes and academics. He read 21 biographies, watched 12 documentaries. He's done it all - apart from getting up there and trying it himself. Until tonight. During his exploration of comedy, he met a boy called Donald. Gary would like to tell you Donald's story.
Gary McNair is a theatre-maker based in Glasgow. He writes, directs and performs. McNair has been shortlisted for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, 2011; Platform 18 Award for Directing The Arches/The Traverse, 2011; The Avron Greenbaum Players Award for Directing (RSAMD), 2009.