A Complete Waste of Time

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A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME is an international phenomenon that refuses to end. Since premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018, the show had a successful month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 2019 will mark its Southern Hemisphere debut at the Fringe World Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia. Written and performed by well-known comedian STEVE CHANG, this solo show is a collection of true, personal stories about hardcore drugs, prostitution, and gay camping.

After questioning his life choices, Chang quits his job and travels to Peru to do Ayahuasca, a spiritually enlightening, hallucinogenic drug. The intense experience leads to even more questions, like is this existence even real? And why would anyone think this would be a good idea?

A Complete Waste of Time is a must-see comedy adventure told from Chang's unique perspective.

“Ultimately I hope audiences will come away thinking this was a complete waste of time.”

Dates:

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018 - June 3, 16, 22

Spank at the UCB Theater - July 19, 2018

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 - August 3-27

Fringe World Festival 2019 - Feb 5-10

Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019 - Feb 15-24

More Information:
fb.me/ACompleteWasteOfTime

Synopsis:
Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers, and gay conversion camp. A stand up comedy / storytelling solo show.

Contact:
[email protected]

Reviews

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"Steve's very matter-of-fact delivery; the fact that this is part stand-up and part one-man show. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE It all worked! MY OVERALL IMPRESSION Steve is very funny; very dry and deadpan, while also breaking our hearts a little bit."

sweet - Karen Macarah


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"Catch Steve Chang doing some standup and storytelling right now, while you can still afford it because pretty soon, he's gonna be headlining. Raw, brutal, honest and just f***ing hysterical, this is a no-holds-barred look at three rather incredible experiences in his life. He holds your hand through the journey even as he's slapping you along the way, which makes for great fun. A dead-panned performer who gets his crowd rowdy and ain't afraid to say to get things uncomfortable, Chang is a daring artist with a very bright future!"

sweet - jmbeatle5


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"Sharp, funny, wryly observed and very entertaining, the show is anything but a complete waste of time. Steve Chang takes risks in life as well as on the stage. His laid back manner belies a courage that led him on a journey from quitting his dead-end, soul-killing job, through a psychedelic vision-quest in a South American jungle, to the overly bright lights of Las Vegas. Well worth taking the journey with him."

sweet - Curtis Krick


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"Congratulations! This is the first Fringe show to have me completely on my ass, rolling on the floor laughing unabashedly. A tall task for the tiny black box, but Steven Chang walked right in and blew the doors off. A seemingly harmless comedy about our state of living, ACWOT ambles along then sucker punches you by challenging convention, assumption and prejudice. Steven's well crafted persona is deceptively layered with insight and power behind the bellylaughs. I freakin' loved this and can't wait to see it again in a larger venue."

sweet - Jonathan Meyers


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"A complete waste of time was not a waste of time for me. It made me laugh and think. Hilarious writing and delivery. A positive spin on some time wasted."

sweet - Adam Briggs - Live From The Hobgoblin, It's Hank!


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"I loved this show. His storytelling was fantastic. Jokes one after another. There was no time to be bored. His experience and unique point of views in life were so fascinating. I was very happy to see a funny Asian performer! I'm excited about his future success!"

sweet - Ai Yoshihara


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"A Complete Waste of Time...wasn't! Steve Chang's one man show was funny, touching, experiential, intimate, bawdy, sad and raw. I wanted more! It was as though you were just sitting with a group of friends listening to this writer/Director/Actors accounts of his funny, absurd and at times heart wrenching life."

sweet - Greg LaVoi


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"Loved it! Steve Chang was hilarious, confident, and not afraid to get vulnerable as he shared some shockingly personal tales of his quest to find meaning in life. The show was strong and solid the whole way through. I haven't laughed that hard in ages. I definitely recommend the show if you love laughing and want to see a powerful standup performer shine at his craft."

sweet - Justin Matson


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"Steve is funny and likable, as he takes us into his world, and shows us that world from his unique perspective. Steve Chang is all about the trip and the telling. And in this one man show, he tells us about the adventures he went on going to places to have experiences that anyone with any curiosity has probably wondered about, but never seriously considered doing. The difference is Steve had the guts to go and do these things, and the stories that are the result are hilarious and entertaining."

sweet - David Lucarelli


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"Chang plans to take the show to Edinburgh, and I encourage him to embrace the weirder experiences more fully and add to them, while cutting a few segments that are more in the territory of what he calls his quest to become the Asian Jeff Foxworthy... That's okay as it goes — but I would like to see Chang and Flynn push things further. The talent is there. Embrace it fully."

sweet - Samuel Garza Bernstein - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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"Steve Chang is Hilarious. This show is a snippet of what makes him so. Def catching this show is not a complete waste of time. His bitterly funny independent spirit and drive for what he sees as nirvana is the best time you can spend. I haven't laughed so hard in so long. YAY STEVE!"

sweet - Tuesday Thomas


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"Steve Chang is hilarious. I haven't laughed that much or hard in a long time. He's a natural joke and story teller. Jokes came one after another. A great show. If you get a chance go see it before it's too late"

sweet - Remy O'Brien


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"Definitely NOT a complete waste of time! Steve has total control of the audience from the moment he walks on stage. Every joke lands and kills. I was laughing from start to finish. Steve's unique perspective, relatable issues, and delivery make uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations seem like casual occurrences and manage to present deeper themes without ever becoming too heavy. It was hilarious! Go see it!"

sweet - Dylan Wallace


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"Don't miss this one! Awesome. Funny and honest. So glad I saw it. Steve's voice is authentic and his humor really comes across. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE Don't miss this one! Awesome. Funny and honest. So glad I saw it. Steve's voice is authentic and his humor really comes across."

sweet - Janus Blume


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"I was so impressed with Steve's ability to attack the material head on. His direct approach to the audience was fearless and incredibly engaging. His timing was impeccable. His humor was self-deprecating, did not take itself serious AT ALL, was equal parts entertaining and abusive toward the audiece (!!), but what surprised me the most was how self-reflective and moving the whole piece was."

sweet - Javier Rivera


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"Really funny… start to finish. Great delivery and relate-able stories. Especially the part about online dating... found myself re-living my own experiences. Thoroughly enjoyed myself!"

sweet - Travis Morrison


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"Smart, poignant, and perfectly executed. Steve shares his stories on stage with honesty and laugh out loud hilarity. The pacing of the show is perfect, told with twists and turns to be tied all in later. I would recommend this show to any one who is into a theatre stand up hybrid, likes to laugh and has a pulse."

sweet - Meghan Magner


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"It's always exciting to discover a new talent before anyone else. And Steve Chang is that rare, exceptional find. Are you looking for a thoroughly entertaining theatre experience? Then go see “A Complete Waste of Time.” It's far from a waste of time, but rather storytelling at its hysterical finest. Steve weaves stories we can all relate to, giving a voice to the politically incorrect things we all think, but never say (but wish we could). I never stopped laughing throughout the whole show!"

sweet - Stacy Dymalski


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"THIS SHOW IS FANTASTIC and very, very, very funny. If you love standup (and I do), this is a chance to catch a comic on the rise doing out-of-the-box and original material that is laugh-out-loud funny. I really enjoyed Steve Chang's deadpan delivery and his material. He takes the risks that great comics take in being outrageous, overly truthful, and very incorrect. LOVED IT! Consider this a rave review. You absolutely shouldn't miss this show!"

sweet - Lyralen Kaye


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"Truly a must-see! Brilliantly written – one of the funniest shows I've seen in ages. My abs hurt from laughing so hard... it's like comedy and exercise all in one! Steve's style is smart and specific, incredibly relatable and yet personal to his own life. His performance is subtle, and sweetly self-deprecating, and the content is incredibly funny and well-crafted. Just do yourself a favor and come see this show… it's a joyful gem that will leave you wanting more."

sweet - Jessica Carleton


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"Chang plans to take the show to Edinburgh, and I encourage him to embrace the weirder experiences more fully and add to them, while cutting a few segments that are more in the territory of what he calls his quest to become the Asian Jeff Foxworthy... That's okay as it goes — but I would like to see Chang and Flynn push things further. The talent is there. Embrace it fully."

sweet - Samuel Garza Bernstein - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


Avatar
"Steve's very matter-of-fact delivery; the fact that this is part stand-up and part one-man show. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE It all worked! MY OVERALL IMPRESSION Steve is very funny; very dry and deadpan, while also breaking our hearts a little bit."

sweet - Karen Macarah


Avatar
"Catch Steve Chang doing some standup and storytelling right now, while you can still afford it because pretty soon, he's gonna be headlining. Raw, brutal, honest and just f***ing hysterical, this is a no-holds-barred look at three rather incredible experiences in his life. He holds your hand through the journey even as he's slapping you along the way, which makes for great fun. A dead-panned performer who gets his crowd rowdy and ain't afraid to say to get things uncomfortable, Chang is a daring artist with a very bright future!"

sweet - jmbeatle5


Avatar
"Sharp, funny, wryly observed and very entertaining, the show is anything but a complete waste of time. Steve Chang takes risks in life as well as on the stage. His laid back manner belies a courage that led him on a journey from quitting his dead-end, soul-killing job, through a psychedelic vision-quest in a South American jungle, to the overly bright lights of Las Vegas. Well worth taking the journey with him."

sweet - Curtis Krick


Avatar
"Congratulations! This is the first Fringe show to have me completely on my ass, rolling on the floor laughing unabashedly. A tall task for the tiny black box, but Steven Chang walked right in and blew the doors off. A seemingly harmless comedy about our state of living, ACWOT ambles along then sucker punches you by challenging convention, assumption and prejudice. Steven's well crafted persona is deceptively layered with insight and power behind the bellylaughs. I freakin' loved this and can't wait to see it again in a larger venue."

sweet - Jonathan Meyers


Avatar
"A complete waste of time was not a waste of time for me. It made me laugh and think. Hilarious writing and delivery. A positive spin on some time wasted."

sweet - Adam Briggs - Live From The Hobgoblin, It's Hank!


Avatar
"I loved this show. His storytelling was fantastic. Jokes one after another. There was no time to be bored. His experience and unique point of views in life were so fascinating. I was very happy to see a funny Asian performer! I'm excited about his future success!"

sweet - Ai Yoshihara


Avatar
"A Complete Waste of Time...wasn't! Steve Chang's one man show was funny, touching, experiential, intimate, bawdy, sad and raw. I wanted more! It was as though you were just sitting with a group of friends listening to this writer/Director/Actors accounts of his funny, absurd and at times heart wrenching life."

sweet - Greg LaVoi


Avatar
"Loved it! Steve Chang was hilarious, confident, and not afraid to get vulnerable as he shared some shockingly personal tales of his quest to find meaning in life. The show was strong and solid the whole way through. I haven't laughed that hard in ages. I definitely recommend the show if you love laughing and want to see a powerful standup performer shine at his craft."

sweet - Justin Matson


Avatar
"Steve is funny and likable, as he takes us into his world, and shows us that world from his unique perspective. Steve Chang is all about the trip and the telling. And in this one man show, he tells us about the adventures he went on going to places to have experiences that anyone with any curiosity has probably wondered about, but never seriously considered doing. The difference is Steve had the guts to go and do these things, and the stories that are the result are hilarious and entertaining."

sweet - David Lucarelli


Avatar
"Steve Chang is Hilarious. This show is a snippet of what makes him so. Def catching this show is not a complete waste of time. His bitterly funny independent spirit and drive for what he sees as nirvana is the best time you can spend. I haven't laughed so hard in so long. YAY STEVE!"

sweet - Tuesday Thomas


Avatar
"Steve Chang is hilarious. I haven't laughed that much or hard in a long time. He's a natural joke and story teller. Jokes came one after another. A great show. If you get a chance go see it before it's too late"

sweet - Remy O'Brien


Avatar
"Definitely NOT a complete waste of time! Steve has total control of the audience from the moment he walks on stage. Every joke lands and kills. I was laughing from start to finish. Steve's unique perspective, relatable issues, and delivery make uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations seem like casual occurrences and manage to present deeper themes without ever becoming too heavy. It was hilarious! Go see it!"

sweet - Dylan Wallace


Avatar
"Don't miss this one! Awesome. Funny and honest. So glad I saw it. Steve's voice is authentic and his humor really comes across. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE Don't miss this one! Awesome. Funny and honest. So glad I saw it. Steve's voice is authentic and his humor really comes across."

sweet - Janus Blume


Avatar
"I was so impressed with Steve's ability to attack the material head on. His direct approach to the audience was fearless and incredibly engaging. His timing was impeccable. His humor was self-deprecating, did not take itself serious AT ALL, was equal parts entertaining and abusive toward the audiece (!!), but what surprised me the most was how self-reflective and moving the whole piece was."

sweet - Javier Rivera


Avatar
"Really funny… start to finish. Great delivery and relate-able stories. Especially the part about online dating... found myself re-living my own experiences. Thoroughly enjoyed myself!"

sweet - Travis Morrison


Avatar
"Smart, poignant, and perfectly executed. Steve shares his stories on stage with honesty and laugh out loud hilarity. The pacing of the show is perfect, told with twists and turns to be tied all in later. I would recommend this show to any one who is into a theatre stand up hybrid, likes to laugh and has a pulse."

sweet - Meghan Magner


Avatar
"It's always exciting to discover a new talent before anyone else. And Steve Chang is that rare, exceptional find. Are you looking for a thoroughly entertaining theatre experience? Then go see “A Complete Waste of Time.” It's far from a waste of time, but rather storytelling at its hysterical finest. Steve weaves stories we can all relate to, giving a voice to the politically incorrect things we all think, but never say (but wish we could). I never stopped laughing throughout the whole show!"

sweet - Stacy Dymalski


Avatar
"THIS SHOW IS FANTASTIC and very, very, very funny. If you love standup (and I do), this is a chance to catch a comic on the rise doing out-of-the-box and original material that is laugh-out-loud funny. I really enjoyed Steve Chang's deadpan delivery and his material. He takes the risks that great comics take in being outrageous, overly truthful, and very incorrect. LOVED IT! Consider this a rave review. You absolutely shouldn't miss this show!"

sweet - Lyralen Kaye


Avatar
"Truly a must-see! Brilliantly written – one of the funniest shows I've seen in ages. My abs hurt from laughing so hard... it's like comedy and exercise all in one! Steve's style is smart and specific, incredibly relatable and yet personal to his own life. His performance is subtle, and sweetly self-deprecating, and the content is incredibly funny and well-crafted. Just do yourself a favor and come see this show… it's a joyful gem that will leave you wanting more."

sweet - Jessica Carleton