Meteor Shower
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Meteor Shower
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Meteor Shower NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(291 Reviews)
Positive
78%
Mixed
18%
Negative
4%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Great acting

About the Show

Steve Martin's new comedy about two married couples who gather to watch a celestial event comes to Broadway starring comedians Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key, Tony winner Laura Benanti, and Jeremy Shamos.

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Member Reviews (291)

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546 Reviews | 1881 Followers
49
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You like nonsensical absurdist plays with little point. Most of my audience didn’t laugh. The humor didn’t work for me either.

Don't see it if You want to see Amy Schumer in person. Laura Benanti was interesting at least, but I still couldn’t wait for it to end.

239 Reviews | 199 Followers
41
Confusing, Strange, Disappointing

See it if you want to be able to say you saw Amy Schumer on Broadway or you are a die-hard Steve Martin fan.

Don't see it if you want an intelligent play. All the jokes are cheap and forced. The story is very hard to follow and ridiculous.

244 Reviews | 70 Followers
27
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you laugh easily at hackneyed jokes and non-jokes masquerading as jokes (Even being a fan of the actors isn't a good reason)

Don't see it if you're not up for casual misogyny and homophobia from a pay that was written by a rich straight white man for rich straight white men

135 Reviews | 73 Followers
49
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Sometimes funny

See it if You don't mind a half-baked play with famous actors who try to make it work. You enjoy humor about marriage.

Don't see it if You expect cohesive characters or depth. Read more

41 Reviews | 7 Followers
49
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Funny

See it if You're a big fan of Laura Benanti and want to see her doing something different

Don't see it if You're looking for a well crafted comedy with a linear plot Read more

29 Reviews | 7 Followers
24
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing

See it if you want to see a confusing, trite cliched play starring Amy Schumer & written by Steve Martin.

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick and do enjoy intelligent, well written subject matter.

26 Reviews | 7 Followers
19
Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Seeing Amy Schumer is the most important/only consideration in your decision.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for characters as ciphers, comedy as extended snl skit full of dumb cliched repetitive relationship jokes. Read more

16 Reviews | 4 Followers
45
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you like Amy Schumer so much that you are willing to sit through an insufferable 2 hours.

Don't see it if Yes....don't see it.

Critic Reviews (47)

The New York Times
November 29th, 2017

“Mr. Martin is peerless at crafting tiny wit bombs...But unless you’re Oscar Wilde, tiny wit bombs do not make a satisfying play…It would be more satisfying if Mr. Martin had found a way to maintain character integrity while developing his bigger ideas and also remaining funny...Mr. Zaks tries, turning out a production so bright and chipper you can hardly stop to worry about its contents. In the process, though, he sets the wrong tone — a sitcom tone, with everything but a laugh track.”
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Time Out New York
November 29th, 2017

“Martin’s writing veers in and out of realism—scenes sometimes stop, restart and go in different directions—which lets the playwright throw in some gutsy twists...The show zigzags across lanes with relentless speed with help from an expert cast...Despite a somewhat strained attempt to explain itself at the end, ‘Meteor Shower’ never quite coalesces into a convincing whole. Its entertaining moments blaze, then disappear into an empty sky.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 29th, 2017

“A blithely wackadoodle new comedy...A fizz of naughty, good-natured absurdity...Schumer’s the bubbly, blinking heart of the show...Keegan-Michael Key is as brazenly entertaining...May not be groundbreaking, but comedy doesn’t have to be revelatory to work. And Martin’s particular brand of humor is loopy enough to keep us interested...You could do far worse than spend 80 minutes chuckling and groaning in the company of this game foursome of actors."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 29th, 2017

“Schumer is one of four terrific performers who juice the entertainment of this high-sheen production...But neither director nor cast can disguise the lack of substance in the padded sketch material...More like improv-comedy fodder than grist for a full-length play...There are plenty of laughs here — just no credible basis...that go beyond loopy absurdist parody...The production's chief reward is its deluxe cast, whose infectious energy helps fortify the flimsy material.”
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Entertainment Weekly
November 29th, 2017

“A very funny play. Keening-like-a-howler-monkey funny. Design-a-new-cry-laughing-emoji funny. What it is not, however, is a substantial play...The night belongs to Schumer, her timing, her mugging, her deftness with some extremely ridiculous gags...Her delivery makes the play feel of this moment...Even as it hurdles towards its abrupt, if sentimental, ending, ‘Meteor Shower’ burns brightly with laughs.”
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Variety
November 29th, 2017

“Schumer’s choice delivery of Martin’s one-liners prop up this endearingly gawky comedy about mirror-image married couples...Martin has a flair for surreal comedy — a style that suits ‘Meteor Shower’...Clever lines and canny body language only get you so far, and there comes a point when this lightweight comedy just gives up and implodes on itself from lack of thought and direction...‘Meteor Shower’ could use a few more scenes to get its head together.”
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The Wall Street Journal
November 30th, 2017

"Mr. Martin isn’t a bad playwright, but he isn’t a good one, either, and 'Meteor Shower,' a pseudo-surrealistic four-hander...is no more than very mildly amusing...Zaks, who’s been directing on Broadway for three decades, could have staged this one in his sleep, but he didn’t: He makes sure that every gag detonates on the nose, thus making the script seem somewhat sharper than it is."
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The Observer
December 4th, 2017

"Dated and stupid, this weak excuse for humor is about…well, nothing, really. It has no point and no plot, but the surreal collection of moronic one-liners takes place in Ojai, California...All of it is pointless babble, signifying nothing...Even veteran director Jerry Zaks is lost at sea. The best thing about 'Meteor Shower' is that it only lasts one hour and 20 minutes, without an intermission, so the agony is mercifully brief."
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