One of the most popular shows on television in recent years will be parodied at the Kings Theatre.
LA-based actor and comedian Miles Allen brings his show One Man Breaking Bad to the Southsea venue tomorrow night as part of a national tour.
After a video of Breaking Bad impressions that Miles uploaded to YouTube went viral, he decided to combine his talent and a love of performing live in this show, which he describes as a ‘giant meth lab of comedy’.
Condensing 47 hours of television into 80 minutes is no easy task, and while Miles admits is isn’t a ‘footnotes version of Breaking Bad’, his show contains all the main characters and storylines with some unexpected twists.
‘I do 40 different impressions in the show – the principal Breaking Bad characters, but also characters from the Lord of the Rings, Family Guy, Star Wars, Back to the Future and Spongebob [Squarepants].
‘I thought, “What if Family Guy did Breaking Bad? What if Spongebob said b***h as much as Jesse does?”
‘I just wanted to get my favourite impressions into the show.’
He adds: ‘It is like having multiple personalities, except I’m getting paid for it.’
So why is his show so popular?
‘I guess because people have illegally downloaded the series,’ jokes Miles. ‘So really I’ve got piracy to thank for being here.’
What if Spongebob said b***h as much as Jesse does?Miles Allen
Perhaps nearer to the truth is the quality of the show itself.
‘Breaking Bad is a revolutionary show in its storytelling and has lifted television into an art form.
‘I think TV is going through a golden age at the moment and Breaking Bad is right up there with the cream of the crop.’
Miles adds: ‘It is a dark show, so through comedy you can find levity in it. Finding the humour in murder has been a hard task, but a fun one.’
One Man Breaking Bad comes to the Kings Theatre in Southsea on Saturday, November 21. Tickets: £18.50, visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.