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An Act of God (Jim Parsons)

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Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

In 'An Act Of God,' the Almighty (Jim Parsons) and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. More…

The King of the Universe takes on His greatest challenge: Broadway. God - in the form of Jim Parsons - has finally arrived to set the record straight…and He's not holding back! Based on the critically acclaimed book The Last Testament: A Memoir by God, this 90 minute comedy was written by David Javerbaum, former head writer of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'

1h 30m | Already closed | Studio 54 (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (88)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful
82
Avg Score

65
Clever, Strong acting, Fluffy, Funny, Unfulfilled potential

See it if you want an easy, breezy evening. Parsons is, as always, likable. But this could have been much more. The jokes felt a bit worn.

Don't see it if you want a big production. AAOG sh be in a smaller setting. Where were the women? Do it w/a great comedian!

Also I'm catching up on past reviews. Parsons is always good, but this show... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Entertaining, Overrated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you are a Jim Parsons' fan. He plays himself/God/Sheldon Cooper (from Big Bang Theory) which are all the same character.

Don't see it if the jokes are often flat and over the top. It's not bad, but it's not great either.

45
Disappointing, Silly, Dumb, Bad jokes

See it if You like Jim Parsons

Don't see it if for any other reason other than liking Jim Parsons

60
Overlong, Clever, Tedious, Low production values, Fine

See it if you're a big fan of Jim Parsons.

Don't see it if you don't like stand up. It's basically a stand up act about religion. If it had been 30 minutes it would have been VERY fun.

87
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You enjoy quick and funny comedies about topical issues.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more powerful.

83
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you like Jim Parsons and/or want to have an entertaining night at the theater. It was definitely fun.

Don't see it if you would be offended by the premise of the play

81
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you are open to religious themes and want to laugh - several profound moments

Don't see it if you are closed-minded to religious discussion

77
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love jim parsons and cleaver lines.

Don't see it if you don't like shows langing and jim parsons. if your very religious and don't have a sense of humor.

82
Funny, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Jim Parsons

Don't see it if you are not open to making fun of religion.

95
Funny, Edgy, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You like Jim Parsons; you have an irreverent attitude towards religion; you want to laugh.

Don't see it if Your Christian sensibilities are easily offended. I saw this with a group of 13 very diverse friends, and everyone liked it.

62
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if are a huge fan of the book and it is a must see for you to see who is playing God

Don't see it if looking for something more or if you are easily bored

79
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A surprisingly funny show.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

77
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you like intelligent, funny, thought-provoking shows about religion.

Don't see it if you can't take criticisms of Christianity, or if you're not a fan of one-man shows (it's mostly one-man).

55
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You love Jim Parsons to exclusion of all else, and you like arrogant humor.

Don't see it if You have any sense of compassion for Christians.

72
Overrated, Funny, Had potential, Silly, Cliched

See it if If you love Jim Parsons and LGBT humor, it was a great show.

Don't see it if If you are conservative or are not a fan of The Big Bang Theory, take a pass.

79
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you're a Parsons fan or really like clever concepts; If you like long monologues with hysterical delivery;

Don't see it if If you're easily offended or don't enjoy pop culture reference jokes;

91
Hilarious, Great acting, Must see, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if If you want a hysterical show and you like Jim Parsons.

Don't see it if If you can't handle religion jokes. Or you don't like Jim.

73
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Love Jim Parsons (or similar type character). Easy entertainment unless having fun with religion puts you off. Nothing earth shattering-fun.

Don't see it if you're looking for something deep. If you can't take a comedic look at some religious concepts this is not for you. Parsons delivers, though

96
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Original, Great acting

See it if If you don't mind Humor lhat is a irreverent and if you like this performer and want to laugh yourself silly this is a great show for you.

Don't see it if If you're easily offended if you don't like this performer or if you find very left wing humor difficult to deal with.

91
Clever, Funny

See it if If you live Jim Parsons see it. He does not disappoint.

Don't see it if If you don't like jokes about religion

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want a quick and funny monologue discussing faith and God in a funny and refreshing way. This show is so delightful and funny!

Don't see it if you cannot handle jokes about religion and faith in a satirical way. This is a modern take on old texts that is relevant yet specific.

80
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Relevant

See it if you'd like a laugh out loud night at the theater anchored by the always hilarious Jim Parsons and scene stealing Christopher Fitzgerald

Don't see it if you don't follow current events or jokes on religion makes you uncomfortable

94
Hilarious, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You love hilarious, irreverent jokes that poke fun at religion

Don't see it if You're deeply religious

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Wonderfully entertaining, with deep questions answered so cleverly. I laughed to hard.

Don't see it if If you are religious and do not like religious humor.

80
Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Original

See it if You want to laugh at EVERYTHING. Especially our own society

Don't see it if you don't like religion based humor


May 28th, 2015
"God is really killing it up there. How funny is the guy? He’s Jon Stewart funny, plus Stephen Colbert funny. (Mr. Javerbaum has written for both.) More obviously, it might be said that Mr. Parsons as Mr. Javerbaum’s tell-it-like-it-is God is, yes, divinely funny."
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May 28th, 2015
"Joe Mantello’s handsome production gets much comic oomph out of Javerbaum’s excellently turned one-liners...The best thing about 'Act' is the way that Javerbaum takes the anthropomorphism of standard belief to its grotesque, logical conclusion: God realizing that He’s a narcissistic sociopath wh...
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May 28th, 2015
"The jokes keep landing and if they occasionally achieve a rat-a-tat quality that tends to raise smiles while suppressing laughter, they are always, at least, smart...In blending light summer comedy with apocalyptic theology, 'An Act of God ' has committed at least a minor sin, like eating milk w...
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May 28th, 2015
"Jim Parsons proves a surprisingly authoritative Supreme Being in the hilarious comedy 'An Act of God.' The script is both outrageously irreverent and deeply thoughtful in its exploration of religious issues. 'The Book of Mormon' seems almost restrained by comparison."
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