Already closed | 1h 35m | Midtown W

Oh, Hello on Broadway

From 305 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Quirky

About the show

Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney channel their beloved, 70-something alter egos known for their turtlenecks, misinformed beliefs, and tendency to say "Oh, hello!" This Off-Broadway hit transfers to the Main Stem. More…

Kroll and Mulaney developed Faizon and Geegland after spying two men wearing turtlenecks and blazers at The Strand bookstore purchase separate copies of an Alan Alda book. They followed the men into a coffee shop to observe them, and soon decided to host a comedy show as these unwittingly hilarious eccentrics. After years of playing the characters on the road and Off-Broadway, they bring these two bachelors back to their NYC roots under the direction of Tony nominee Alex Timbers.

1h 35m | Already closed | Lyceum Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (305)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Quirky
81
Avg Score

75
Funny, Fluffy, Uneven, Rambling, Clever

See it if you love theater-insider humor. George and Gil can be wearing, but also hilarious. The one-sided phone call is a highlight.

Don't see it if you want plot or even consistent characters. Even when G&G annoy, you root for them. Q: What does the theater do w all that leftover tuna?

69
Cliched, Funny, Ok, Niche, Uneven

See it if You like blunt silly jokes. Unevenly funny. Sometimes LOL sometimes crickets. Very well acted. Solid staging/lighting.

Don't see it if You prefer your humor witty and subtle. Don't want your jokes explained to you. 40% NY jokes. Material is Ok. Not great.

65
Funny, Indulgent, Drawn out, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You are a fan of Kroll & Mulany or these characters. There are some genuine laughs and fun moments. Lots of fun NY references

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with them the schtick may get tired. Comes off as feature length SNL sketch, funny moments but I'd prefer the highlights

70
Fun, Fluffy, Entertaining, Exhausting, One-note

See it if you want to see the most bros packed into one Broadway theater that you'll ever see.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a SNL-esque sketch stretched out to 100 minutes (done very well, but, still).

88
Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Tuna-ful

See it if You're already a Kroll & Mulaney fan (and their Faizon & St Geegland alter egos); you're from NYC & a theater fan. (Lots of inside jokes!)

Don't see it if you're not prepared to just relax & laugh at an unpretentious, simplistic (but clever) show that pokes fun at "quintessential New Yorkers".

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if Oh joy! Oh rapture! Oh tuna! Comedy Central cult comedians Kroll & Mulaney in a sensational B'way debut Bad puns & malapropisms galore !!!

Don't see it if Trigger warning - magnificently politically incorrect otherwise go & trip out.- unless you have an aversion to tuna fish .... or Steely Dan

80
Inspired comedy sketches, improv by two master comic actors

See it if Nick Kroll, John Mulaney have audience rolling in aisles playing raunchy unfiltered 70 year olds, egging each other on; good NYC comic bits

Don't see it if though not a play per se and frequently sophomoric, go with the flow: skits/improv are funny/entertaining as hell

67
Indulgent, Overrated, Somewhat funny

See it if You like these actors and want to see the show. If was mildly amusing. The best part was when an audience member was brought up on stage!

Don't see it if I was disappointed given the hype. It just wasn't particularly amusing. And the jokes were repeated over and over.

88
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You love all styles of comedy as this original show is a pastiche of comedic styles. You are a NY'er or you are familiar with life in NYC.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional style play. You don't enjoy stand up. You want to watch high brow comedy. This is wonderfully low brow !

69
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy these two phenomenal comedians in everything that they do. Theater inside-jokes, low-brow humor, and awesome guest appearances.

Don't see it if I wanted to love this, but was plagued by an inability to hear a lot of it, too much hype that didn't deliver, and annoying seat neighbors.

8
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if your idea of humor is a frat party skit. This was crude, rude and pointless. There were some very funny moments, but not worth seeing

Don't see it if you like a Bway show that has something to say or that even just entertains. This offends and bores in equal measure.

68
Funny, Confusing, Banal

See it if you like stand-up comedy and would enjoy it in a "show-like" form.

Don't see it if you are insulted by politically incorrect jokes or prefer a well developed story in your plays.

75
Funny, Indulgent, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You want a laugh, watch NY1, and need a break from reality (don't we all?)

Don't see it if You want something serious, a musical, or have no sense of humor

51
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Puzzling, Slow

See it if You have nothing else to do - because OH, HELLO is not funny and it's not even clear what it's trying to be.

Don't see it if You expect comedy and humor from a performance billed to be funny. A confusing event occupying a Broadway house: very odd.

80
Hilarious, Delightful, Absorbing, Quirky

See it if you're up for some scripted comedy mixed with a little improv and with a dusting of NYC attitude on top.

Don't see it if you prefer to take your comedy in a conventional play, with proper character development and a plot.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Theater riffs

See it if You like clever allusions to theater tropes and are forgiving of humor using stereotypes

Don't see it if You are disgusted by shtick

Also I thought I wasn't going to be able to stand this, but chucked and lau... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of comedy and are looking to laugh or if you are a fan of either Nick Kroll or John Mulaney.

Don't see it if If you are looking for more traditional theater or something with a storyline.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you like the kind of comedy Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are known for, like inside-ish jokes and uncomfortable moments.

Don't see it if you are not into raunchy, you do not know anything about theatre or you are planning to vote for Trump.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Silly, Bawdy

See it if You like: theatre humor, NYC inside jokes, Steely Dan, and (the night I saw it) Whoopi Goldberg!

Don't see it if You have thin skin or are easily offended.

77
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Overrated, Clever

See it if you want to see more of a 2 man comedy act, vs a broadway show. We got lucky with Chris Pratt being the guest for the night.

Don't see it if you want to pay broadway prices for a standup comedy show. The acting and comedy was really good, but you can't consider this a broadwayshow

75
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Fun, Goofy

See it if like the comedian stars--the show is like an extended SNL skit; it is often hilarious, and is funny throughout.

Don't see it if Don't like sketch comedy, aren't a fan of Mulaney or Kroll

85
Fluffy, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if you are a fan of NYC-centric comedy or of the performers.

Don't see it if you are looking for substance to go along with the laughs.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh loud

Don't see it if If you are looking for a traditional comedic play

75
Funny, Clever

See it if funny, irreverent, raunchy, and silly. See it if you are looking for mindless entertainment. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are a riot!

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious, thought-provoking play.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if You remember or have always wanted to see old time vaudeville.

Don't see it if You can't take an evening of corny jokes and groans. You are looking for a "Big Broadway Show".

Also I thought it was corny but it gave me a glimpse of what vaudeville was... Read more Read less


October 10th, 2016
"Stupendously entertaining...There are lots of bad puns on tuna and even more jokes that qualify as politically incorrect...Consider that as a trigger warning, if you must, but I find it hard to imagine anyone’s taking offense. That’s because, like most good theater, 'Oh, Hello' exhales the trans...
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October 10th, 2016
"'Oh, Hello on Broadway,' directed by goofy-smart prince Alex Timbers, stretches the shtick to 95 minutes of metatheatrical horseplay...The internal logic gets foggy, but 'Oh, Hello' is really about watching Kroll and Mulaney do high-level tag-team comedy, in the great tradition of Mike Nichols a...
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October 10th, 2016
"The jokes are excellent...It’s the kind of nonsensical set-up that leaves the writers maximum latitude as to what they can build, but it also limits how strongly they can build it. The result is both delightful and shaggy, pointed and unmemorable. Most of the delight and pointedness come from th...
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October 10th, 2016
"The funniest show in town...Don't go looking for much of a plot in this stand-up comedy routine dressed up as theater...The evening is structurally ragged, composed of tenuously related blackout sketches, improvised bits, and an interview segment featuring a different special guest at every show...
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