Approval Junkie
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Approval Junkie
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Approval Junkie NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(62 Reviews)
Positive
58%
Mixed
31%
Negative
11%
Members say
Entertaining, Disappointing, Indulgent, Funny, Intelligent

Comedian Faith Salie’s solo show where she reflects on her life as the ultimate approval seeker. 

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Member Reviews (62)

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928 Reviews | 379 Followers
85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You can relate to the story of always feeling like you have to be better or be best, whether it was from a demanding parent/partner or self.

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear this woman’s story of overcoming her own personal demons. Some are fairly universal, others not so much. Read more

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
81
Intelligent, Delightful, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to hear reality stories of a 50 year old master story teller who can use some profanity here not allowed on CBS Sunday Morning.

Don't see it if you do not like one person shows where the mostly humorous monologue is all about seeking approval for a life lived.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
73
Uneven, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like one person shows. Some good stories but no through line.

Don't see it if You want to laugh out loud, it’s not as funny as the sell. Some good stories, but unclear on the takeaway.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
69
Uncentered, Amusing not hilarious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Well designed

See it if you are curious about what Faith Sealy looks like. Much of it is about her desire to have children although some stories are unrelated

Don't see it if you are expecting the hilarity promised in the promotions. Some material seems uncomfortably intimate without redeeming theme or purpose.

465 Reviews | 256 Followers
10
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you want to sit through another vanity production.

Don't see it if you care for well-written pieces that are well-directed. Also, if the stories make a conclusive point—you won't find them here.

450 Reviews | 126 Followers
79
Approval? = applause?, Nerd nirvana?, Soul baring?, Most honest moments feature family, Staged well

See it if One woman show featuring anorexia, beauty queens, fertility treatments, wasbands, divorce, remarriage, NPR, miscarriage & 2 births rock you

Don't see it if One woman show finding humor in all of the above would drive you screaming from the theater, you find misogyny a virtue Read more

383 Reviews | 103 Followers
85
Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a much better than most autobiographical solo act, performed by the writer

Don't see it if autobiographical solo acts are always a turnoff for you. Read more

401 Reviews | 61 Followers
30
Who cares?, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you're in the mood for a boring ego trip by a virtually uninteresting person, then by all means it's for you.

Don't see it if your TV, computer and radio are broken and you really need something to do, this will not cure your need for entertainment. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

New York Stage Review
November 22nd, 2021

"If Faith Salie hadn’t already won me over with her smarts and self-deprecating humor in Approval Junkie—her one-woman show presented by Audible at the Minetta Lane Theatre—she would certainly do it with this line toward the very end of the show, part of a letter she’s writing to her daughter: “Say thank you, learn people’s names, and use Oxford commas.” Anyone who advocates for that controversial but obviously superior form of punctuation is clearly a kindred spirit."
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Front Row Center
November 23rd, 2021

"Be prepared to laugh, cry and hang on to her every word; her stories hit close to home, and the reaction from the packed Minetta Lane Theatre audience was overwhelming as she exposed raw emotions of her life."
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Stage Buddy
November 22nd, 2021

"Salie's script is dripping with comic gold, polished by perfect delivery; her energy is contagious; and her dynamism keeps the performance from ever growing boring. In fact, I didn't want to leave when it was over."
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