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 | 1879 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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 190 Followers
71
Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Ephemeral, Middling

See it if you enjoy Martin's sketch-like comedy & want to see 4 comedy pros make the most of his absurdist, inconsequential, albeit very droll, script

Don't see it if you expect comic gold from the likes of S. Martin, Schumer & Key. [They deliver bronze-medal comedy, whereas Benanti brings home the gold!]

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Banal, Quirky

See it if You love over-the-top, borderline nonsensical comedies that know how to land laughs.

Don't see it if You really dislike wacky comedies where half the audience is in hysterics and you’re thinking, “Why don’t I find this funny?!”

535 Reviews | 488 Followers
70
Funny, Fluffy, Enjoyable, Toothless, Unambitious

See it if you're a fan of any of the performers because they all do what they do best and they are all very funny.

Don't see it if you want a play that has literally anything to say. This is purely a vehicle for the actors to shine. The flimsy plot doesn't hold up.

543 Reviews | 133 Followers
79
Enjoyable, Funny, Great ensemble, Better than i expected, Good direction

See it if you enjoy funny one liners and a great ensemble; Benanti is a standout; audience laughed heartily; no current/political news is good news.

Don't see it if you don't like crude humor in a play with serious undertones or over the top characters; you need to go along with the absurdist ride.

488 Reviews | 316 Followers
79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if to see Amy Shumer and the other actors in this play. They all do a good job and are entertaining. The lighting/sky is very beautiful.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that deals with important issues or makes any sense. Read more

512 Reviews | 79 Followers
81
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you like light hearted farce with terrific actors.Show has nothing much to say, but it says it in a delightful way.Very funny and clever.

Don't see it if you want a serious show or a comedy that makes a point using humor. Actors are TERRIFIC. Show is okay.

470 Reviews | 113 Followers
95
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!

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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