Meteor Shower
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Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower NYC Reviews and Tickets

(291 Ratings)
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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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173 Reviews | 16 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if It was great!

Don't see it if you have no interest in being entertained.

115 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You enjoy theatre of the absurd/Christoper Durang-esq comedy. Brilliant performances by the cast and so well written. A must see!

Don't see it if You are not a comedy fan or need "in the box thinking" type of show. You gotta let your imagination go for this one.

470 Reviews | 113 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You're in the mood for a laugh-out-loud fast-paced 80 minute comedy with a great cast led by Amy Schumer. Wacky situations they get into!

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or the classics. This ain't that!

104 Reviews | 31 Followers
Hilarious, absurd, delightful

See it if you like sophisticated, sharp, quick comedy.

Don't see it if you can't cope with the illogic of absurdist theatre. Read more

248 Reviews | 66 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh for 75 minutes without a break. The 4 leads are all hysterical, and all 4 look like they’re about to crack up at any time.

Don't see it if You need a longer show to get your money’s worth, don’t like suggestive language or action, or don’t like comedy. Simply a hilarious show!

145 Reviews | 21 Followers
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh out loud, see a tightly written, absurd and fresh piece of theater, with really good actors.

Don't see it if you're a stick in the mud and don't like to laugh. Non-linear plot might bother some people, but don't sweat the details - sit back & enjoy.

112 Reviews | 7 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh for 70 minutes straight as two of the best comics out there strut their stuff.

Don't see it if You are looking for a long show (It is only 70 minutes) or you are easily offended.

70 Reviews | 13 Followers
Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you want a funny 90 minute comedy. lots of funny moments, and cast was great..a few improvised moments made it funnier.

Don't see it if if you are bringing was very light and fun

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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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 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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