John Legend and Get Lifted Film Co. present Neal Brennan in a new take on a comedy show: one mic for traditional stand-up, one for one-liners, and one for short confessional monologues. More…
Directed by Drew Barr, '3 Mics' sees Neal Brennan (co-creator of 'Chappelle's Show') alternating between three separate microphones, each giving voice to the various aspects of his life. The first microphone is marked by his sardonic take on race, gender, and contemporary heroes and hypocrites; the second mic showcases his punchy wit with one-liners he’s crafted over the years but couldn’t find a home for; and the third stands for stories of his personal struggles, dealing with everything from depression to relationships.
See it if you like to laugh and also feel. NB is wittily honest about issues in his life, like his battle with depression and his alcoholic dad.
Don't see it if you want an early night...the show starts late! If you don't like standup, skip 3 Mics (and figure out what's wrong with you?)
See it if you want to hear comedy delivered by an expert comic and touching storytelling by a suffering depressive. (Both by the same person, btw.)
Don't see it if you have no sense of humor or pathos... or if you are expecting a plot-driven storyline, chorus girls and expensive sets.
See it if you enjoy self-deprecating humor, quirky one liners and lengthy, amusing/serious stories about human behavior told by an appealing comedian
Don't see it if you like just one style of stand up comedy, don't like lengthy stories about life today, lack awareness of pop culture moments,
See it if You want to flat out laugh out loud but also hear about honest emotions and struggles behind the jokes
Don't see it if You're not interested in the real life back story of a comedian/comedy writer
See it if enjoy non-traditional comedy. This is a moving, autobiographical stand-up. It is a mixture of traditional jokes with an emotional narrative.
Don't see it if you want a traditional narrative/play or don't want heavy & emotional conversations about family & depression.
See it if you like stand-up, theatre and shows with heart.
Don't see it if you only like shows with action or moving parts. You will find none of that here.
See it if You're a fan of great standup or Chappelle's Show. Great look at the inner workings of a comic's mind. Relatable and funny.
Don't see it if You are trying to preserve your face from laugh lines and don't want to think of sad clowns.
See it if I've seen many one person shows, but this one - in its use of three mics (3 personas) - was truly exceptional.
Don't see it if if you don't like one person shows...
See it if you like quick and clever comedy, you'd like to see how a comic thinks and comes to be, you're willing to grapple with some emotional stuff
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows, you need a plot-driven vehicle, you don't want a frank discussion of mental health issues for your night out
See it if You enjoy multi-faceted comedy. It makes you not only laugh, but tear up as well
Don't see it if You show up 40 minutes late. Although he's a comedian this is not standup it's a one man show and it's more theatrical in nature. No opener
See it if You like the Chappelle's Show, is the easy answer. But it goes deeper than that. I was all about that middle mic. Got me right in the feels.
Don't see it if you're looking for a straight-up comedy routine. Brennan bares himself like all great comics do. Profound truths liberally coated in funny.