Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation
Fritz Coleman’s DEFYING GRAVITY is a hilarious look at the comical calamities of aging. It’s for the delight of Baby Boomers and all those who hope to become part of the 50-plus crowd. Coleman reminds everyone, “Getting old isn’t pretty, but it sure is funny.”
“The show presents an hour-and-a-half of laughing hard and reflecting on what it’s like getting older. It’s really a lot of fun to recognize our shared experiences,” Fritz said. “It could be called a Baby Boomer support group.”
“Every generation has a similar feeling as they look back, hence the term ‘good old days.’ But these days we’re living through global threats and national politics, and people are thinking ‘what the heck’s going on.’ So I find that my show seems to crackle with people now because it harkens back to a time when life seemed more cut and dry, less complicated, and a little easier to cope with. So I provide a little nostalgia and fun.”
“Defying Gravity” showcases the comedy skills Coleman has honed doing his stand-up routines in clubs over the decades. As he wrote the show he performed pieces of it in nightclubs around the country and discovered that the material was funny for everyone. “I would tell audiences, ‘If you’re not quite the age I’m talking about, just use my life as a cautionary tale,’” he explained. That framed the material that has had mothers and daughters laughing side by side, and multi-generations enjoying the funny observations of days gone by.
he tackles– aches, pains Among the humorous subjects and medicine, plus seniors dating and what that does to the ego. He also delves into the frustration with technology. “For the older demographics, life speeds up but we slow down, and so our ability to absorb all the changes, which are happening faster and faster, become slower and slower. There’s nothing that makes you feel older then things being so technical that you can’t figure them out.”