Michael Moore Brings US Satire to London???
Date: 9 September 2002
American political provocateur Michael Moore's first live one-man show - aptly titled Michael Moore - Live! - may receive its premiere in London before long. It was meant to take place at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, but a bereaved Moore had to pull out at the last minute after his mother's sudden death. Amongst other matters, the show gives Moore's own take on the events of 11 September. Moore came to prominence with 1989's Roger and Me. The award-winning documentary - which Moore wrote, directed and presented - detailed the devastation of his hometown in Flint, Michigan, after the shutdown of the General Motors factories there. His subsequent satirical films and television series have included TV Nation, The Awful Truth, The Big One and Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint. He is also the author of Downsize This! Random Threats From an Unarmed American and, controversially released this year, Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!, which is savagely critical of US president and "thief-in-chief" George W Bush.
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