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Beep Boop
East Village
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Beep Boop NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(65 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
3%
Negative
2%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

About the Show

Crowded Outlet's encore production is a dark and whimsical multimedia clown show created by physical comedian Richard Saudek.

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Member Reviews (65)

85
Riveting, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Insightful

See it if you have eyes and ears. I laughed often and ahh'ed even more at the wild invention. Saudek is a genius. Perfect length show; so much fun.

Don't see it if you absolutely hate mime...even if you do, Saudek is likely to win you over. And the intimate space means that everyone can see. A treat!

78
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You sometime (often?) feel like the world is going mad around you with clicks/likes and all eyes on screens. A fun hour of self examination.

Don't see it if You can’t laugh at the absurdity of life or enjoy seeing it portrayed as complete absurdity.

Critic Reviews (6)

September 12th, 2018

"'beep boop,' Richard Saudek's hour-long sad-sack romp through modern man's constant love/hate bout with technology, is at HERE, the avant-garde arts center in SoHo. Its deft combination of mime, music, audio-visual effects and-yes-modern technology is worth a visit to this very active performance space, if for nothing else than to see Saudek disappear into his laptop."
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September 11th, 2018

“This multimedia-saturated, fast-paced clowning show is a hilarious yet ultimately poignant exploration of loneliness in this technology-obsessed world...A funhouse mirror that exaggerates...A creative and relentless parody...It dazzles with its ingenious creativity, presents a relevant issue, and at the same time, includes an element of hope...Truly one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking pieces I've seen in a long time.”
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September 13th, 2018

"What I loved about the experience spending time with Robert’s creations, was that it touched on many levels of the human experience...This mime is not alone: Partnering with his indomitable foley artist (Nora Kaye), who is as much an integral part of the show as anything else, even the goldfish, this wonderful performance could not have been so beautifully carried out without the creative people supporting the production and contributing their enormous audio and visual talents."
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September 10th, 2018

"Amid brilliant physical clowning and laser specific silent action is a pervasive sense of loneliness away from the devices...Saudek is ablaze with unfailing energy and specificity. His expressiveness is unparalleled, and each movement is curated to optimal effect. 'beep boop' is simultaneously a celebration and indictment of our relationship to our devices."
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September 24th, 2018

“A brilliant display of mime and clown craft...Only on two occasions did I feel lost as to precisely what was being communicated...What could use a little work is the drama, specifically around the middle part...Saudek digresses more than once from the central storyline...That said, ‘beep boop’ is a charming invention, and Saudek a delight to watch as he uses his body, his face, and his hands to create a little universe that is lovely and funny and touching and a little bit sad."
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September 24th, 2018

“While Saudek refrains from speaking, apart from ‘beep boop’, his body is a splendid storyteller; he is a crackerjack physical performer, displaying traits and business that call to mind other clowns, comedians and cartoon characters...For a wordless script, no finer points could have been put onto paper...Will ‘Beep Boop’ change the world? Not likely. Will it make you laugh out loud and think twice next time you text? Without a doubt.”
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