Chris 8332

Astoria | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (32)
90
Raunchy, Quirky, Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious
January 29th, 2023

See it if you like quick-witted improvisation, ventriloquism (but not the old school dated style), a performer messing with the audience

Don't see it if you are easily offended (adult language and themes), prefer scripted plays, don't like improv or stand-up

70
Generic Male
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Quirky, Funny
December 12th, 2022

See it if you like physical theatre, experimental explorations of masculinity, short vignettes, don't mind theme taking a backseat to form

Don't see it if you prefer a show with a single plot, traditional plays, shows where the message itself is key rather than the format

80
Great writing, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever
December 6th, 2022

See it if you like stand-up comedy, lightning-fast wit, British humor, audience interaction (not that much of it), one-person shows.

Don't see it if you prefer a play, performances with no crowd work, greater focus on plot/story rather than in-the-moment banter

80
The House That F*cks
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Raunchy, Quirky, Funny, Delightful
December 6th, 2022

See it if you like drag, over the top humor, a big colorful queer exploration of sexuality, shows with small casts and low budgets.

Don't see it if you prefer low-key subtle humor, serious plays, larger productions, prefer theatre with a message rather than escapism

90
The Stakeout
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting
November 30th, 2022

See it if you enjoy quick-paced dialogue, minimalist staging, quirky two-person shows that verge on the absurd.

Don't see it if you prefer higher production value, more traditional plays, or don't like indie shows with a quirky sense of humor.

80
Intelligent, Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Absorbing
November 13th, 2022

See it if you like plays about important topics, family dramas focusing on a single family over decades.

Don't see it if you require an intermission (2 hours), prefer theatre as light escapism, prefer easy to follow plays (lots of characters over decades)

85
Relevant, Refreshing, Profound, Funny, Clever
November 5th, 2022

See it if you like stand-up comedy with a message, if you enjoy productions that tackle heavy topics.

Don't see it if you prefer your comedy to be lighter and more of an escapist experience, or like larger more highly produced shows.

80
For a previous production
Solo
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Clever, Funny
November 5th, 2022

See it if you like stand-up comedy and/or storytelling, a light-hearted exploration of male friendship, modern comedy that tells a bigger story.

Don't see it if you prefer a play, straightforward stand up without an overarching narrative, or highly produced performances.

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny
November 2nd, 2022

See it if you like fast-paced dialogue, plays dealing with relevant themes (race, capitalism, masculinity), and excellent acting.

Don't see it if you prefer larger productions, light entertainment, or a slower pace that allows you to digest the play as it goes along

79
Peerless
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Relevant
October 23rd, 2022

See it if you like updated takes on Shakespeare, comedies that have something to say about the world, small productions

Don't see it if you are easily offended, don't enjoy fast-paced dialogue, prefer naturalistic staging.

100
Kate
East Village
Great writing, Hilarious, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever
October 23rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy experimental comedy shows that challenge your conception of what a show even is. Extremely original and reminiscent of Bo Burnham.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays or stand-up comedy, you don't enjoy shows that take risks and break conventions

78
Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny
April 3rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy clever dialogue and want to see a tongue-in-cheek exploration of government and the national/regional myths we tell ourselves.

Don't see it if you prefer grounded plays with staunchly realistic characterizations or prefer not to think about historical injustices.

80
Edgy, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking
January 23rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy explorations of race in America, plays that ask more questions than they answer, unconventional performances

Don't see it if you prefer an easy night out of escapism, you are easily offended

85
Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining
December 16th, 2021

See it if you like stand-up comedy that tells a story and shares vulnerability rather than just a collection of jokes.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of stand-up comedy. Although this show tackles an important theme, it is not an in-depth exploration of it.

95
Masterful, Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting
November 27th, 2021

See it if you want to see an ambitious mix of Greek tragedy and infectious New Orleans jazz and you're a sucker for innovative staging.

Don't see it if you prefer spoken plays with a straightforward plot or you prefer traditional musicals with show tunes

65
And So We Walked
West Village
Slow, Relevant, Indulgent
October 30th, 2021

See it if you enjoy one-person shows that touch on important historical moments with moments of humor

Don't see it if you prefer tighter productions that focus on the issue at hand rather than one person's individual experiences

90
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Intense
October 23rd, 2021

See it if you like smaller, intimate pieces that go in depth into a single person's experience, and experimental productions.

Don't see it if you have trouble handling issues related to trauma and abuse, or if you prefer larger, more elaborate productions.

80
Relevant, Intense, Great acting
October 22nd, 2021

See it if you like experimental, small plays, tense thrillers, touches of humor and great acting.

Don't see it if you prefer larger and more elaborate productions, and prefer theatre to be escapism

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting
February 23rd, 2020

See it if you like hard-hitting drama that leaves you with questions or you simply enjoy good theater: great writing, acting, staging...

Don't see it if you prefer light-hearted fare and prefer theater to be a form of escapism from the problems of the world.

90
Vulnerable, Refreshing, Relevant, Quirky, Funny
February 21st, 2020

See it if you enjoy honest, vulnerable looks at the darkest points of human experience: depression, addiction, suicide. Funny and moving.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional stand-up comedy or plays. Steer clear if you want an evening of escapism rather than hard-to-hear truths.

80
Uneven, Delightful, Quirky, Funny, Clever
August 31st, 2019

See it if you enjoy improv comedy, hip hop, new comic voices, and don't mind some uneven stretches (only a couple of these... way more good bits)

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop or improv, prefer stand up comedy that is tightly written, or generally prefer plays over comedians

89
Clever, Raunchy, Relevant, Hilarious, Great writing
July 29th, 2019

See it if you enjoy stand-up comedy and/or one-person shows that subvert the common experience and explore intimate topics.

Don't see it if you do not like raunchy humor, are not a fan of stand-up comedy or prefer a play rather than a one-person show.

90
Square Go
Midtown E
Great writing, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny
July 8th, 2019

See it if you enjoy intimate performances with a tiny bit of audience interaction, or funny plays with important social messages.

Don't see it if you don't like to be too close to the action, have trouble understanding Scottish accents, prefer traditional plays.

100
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting
June 8th, 2019

See it if you enjoy creative staging, liked the original movie, or want to see a critique of our times (and probably of yourself as well)

Don't see it if you prefer traditional pieces with no audience engagement or want some upbeat escapism to destress from real life

100
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Quirky, Funny
May 11th, 2019

See it if you enjoy minimalist theater with ingenious staging, darkly funny pieces or intense storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't like a touch of horror, prefer more elaborate productions, like slower-paced plays

80
Red State Blue State
West Village
Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever
April 23rd, 2019

See it if you enjoy political comedy, one-man shows, stand-up comedy, and like to be presented with different points of view

Don't see it if you cannot laugh at yourself, don't like to mix politics and humor, don't enjoy stand-up comedy

100
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great acting
November 28th, 2018

See it if you have a subversive sense of humor, enjoy musicals or can relate to the struggles of young college graduates.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dark or dirty comedy, dislike musicals, or prefer a generally more wholesome night out.

95
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Slapstick, British, Clever
November 28th, 2018

See it if you enjoy British comedy: slapstick, over the top characters, fast-paced dialogue. Also: if you appreciate set design.

Don't see it if you can't stand British comedy or plays that are too loud and fast.

75
Riveting, Refreshing, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing
November 28th, 2018

See it if you're into experimental theatre and creative staging: puppets, light and darkness, stories, songs... a little bit of everything.

Don't see it if you would like one coherent narrative rather than a series of vignettes, or if you are easily scared.

90
Inescapable
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing
November 28th, 2018

See it if you like fast-paced smart dialogue, experimental theatre, short minimalist plays that make you think.

Don't see it if you prefer slower-paced dramas with complex staging, or if you like your theatre to entertain rather than make you think.

85
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Refreshing, Relevant
November 28th, 2018

See it if you have a subversive or dark sense of humor and are open to a minimalist musical.

Don't see it if you're not into musicals or find themes of mental health triggering (anxiety, depression, suicide)

90
Butt Kapinski
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Raunchy, Great acting
November 28th, 2018

See it if you like improv, parodies and aren't afraid to get (slightly) involved

Don't see it if you don't have a dirty sense of humor and can't stand the thought of being involved