Press for Bob Brader & Spitting In The Face Of The Devil
“Spitting In The Face Of The Devil is a truly AMAZING one-man show. I was bowled over by the way Bob Brader is able to blend a dark, agonizing family history with laugh-out-loud comedy. Bob Brader is the next Spalding Gray; I kid you not!”
- Michelle Stevens, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of Post-Traumatic Success, Author of Scared Selfless
★★★★★ “Brader is a brilliant storyteller/performer. Oh the pictures he paints with his words. His energy, brutal honesty, voice(s) – all astound. Eighty minutes of brilliance!
- Donald D'Haene, Donald’s Dish, London
★★★★★“A must see performance that will make you laugh, cry and just feel good!”
- Joe Belanger, London Free Press
- Carolin Vesely, Winnipeg Free Press
★★★★/4 “Down to earth masterful storytelling!”
- Mark Killeen, The Beat Arts in London (4/4 stars)
★★★★★ “Brader keeps the audience mesmerized with his dark comic relief!”
- Emily Wessel, UPTOWN Magazine, Winnipeg
“Bob Brader keeps the audience at their knees with an engaging knack for storytelling adorned with smart humor and a shattering kind of sadness that will linger in the mind.”
- Naneh Israelyan, OffOffBway.com
"A masterful childhood memoir that can take a hairpin turn from joyful to chilling without missing a beat!"
- Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia
“It knocked me right out of my seat...a solo show by the energy ball known as Bob Brader...a polished, expertly written piece of theatre...absolutely enthralling, it’s Brader’s performance that makes this show so brilliant. The show is a triumph. And I never say shit like that.”
- Jason Schreurs, Culture Vulture Victoria
“Brader’s confident, candid storytelling manner and his vivid, earnest writing keep us compelled throughout...a gripping, elegantly conceived event."
- Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com
"In Brader's talented, sensitive, caring hands Spitting In The Face Of The Devil is as compelling and engrossing as it is devastating and unforgettable....genius…I cannot recommend this show too highly.”
- Louis Hobson, XL 103FM and the Calgary Sun
"Brader is a wonderful storyteller!"
- Kate Watson, The Coast
"Brader's high energy performance and gripping story will wow you. SEE IT!"
- Jessica Goldman, APPLAUSE! METER, Calgary
The Power of Storytelling: Bob’s solo shows, Smoker and Spitting In The Face Of The Devil are featured in Jude Treder-Wolff’s article in Medium
A piece from the show is featured
on the SoulCycle Blog!
Bob and Smoker are featured on
the Lara Touch Blog
Press for Bob Brader &
Spitting In The Face Of The Devil
"Smoker is Addictive Theatre: It’s 85 minutes of storytelling that feels like 30, a feat few actors have the talent to pull off....Smoker is compelling theatre, fueled by Brader’s masterful storytelling and acting talent, a show that must not be missed!"
- London Free Press
“Brader tells a good story, both engaging and captivating. If you smoke, or used to smoke, you will live everything here. If you’ve never smoked, you share a slice of the insidious evil of this affliction.”
- The Jenny Revue
“Actor writer and storyteller Bob Brader applies the creative alchemy of artistic storytelling with demonstrated impact on audiences. Smoker which deals with the impact of his abusive father on his relationships with cigarettes/smoking, pivots with remarkable agility from the comedic to the tragic in his compelling, truthful portrayal of 24 characters…Smoker combines Brader’s lived experiences with brilliant use of narrative structure and acting that pulls the audience into moments of raw reality to powerful effect!”
- Jude Treder-Wolff, Medium