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Beep Boop

From 64 member  reviews
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. More…

Inspired equally by silent-era masters and vaudevillian peculiarity, "Beep Boop" is a twisted romp that explores our obsession with technology and our increasing loneliness in a world with so many ways to connect.


Member Reviews (64)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful
86
Avg Score

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.

80
Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Enchanting, Quirky

See it if Creative and surprising. Loved the first half. Wonderful expressions. Fun interactions with the sound effect girl and the audience.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy physical comedy. In the 2nd half there was an extended idea that I’ve seen before, so that part wasn’t as compelling.

80
Inventive, Physical, Skilled, Funny

See it if you'd like to experience some good old-fashioned physical comedy retooled for the digital age.

Don't see it if you are looking for something deeper than very entertaining.

Also Richard Saudek is a gifted physical comedian in this almost one-man sh... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Resonant, Great acting, Delightful, Compelling

See it if you want to see an enjoyable and satisfying physical comedy show that actually manages to have a lot to say about social media/technology.

Don't see it if you've never used a cell phone.

82
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if you like to laugh with a very good mime immersed in the world of today: digital devices, sounds of the city and fearful of human interaction

Don't see it if you want a story. This is a review, without words, of the times we live in and the situations we encounter and how they impact us.

83
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Our host, by his mere presence & his mimicking our tech addictions, reminds us of our loss of vital human interaction. Fascinating 60 mns.

Don't see it if Mime in a box. Stepping inside his world, he gives "mime" a good name. General seating in a small space downstairs. Solo show. One hr.

82
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You want to see some GREAT clowning in a fun show without dialogue. Great sound design, interesting concept. Funny and smart.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are a tad repetitive at times. Some of the jokes play well with the concept, others get over done.

Also Not all the pieces of it are perfect, but overall this was some of the... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Masterful, Polished, Beguiling, Clever

See it if you loved Macbeth Muet or Marcel/The Art of Laughter; you treasure sterling talent that gets unleashed in small theaters

Don't see it if you dislike delightful things or small scale; are craving a meatier show

Also A joy to watch this confection of a show. Saudek nails it in conceptio... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Quirky, Often inspired, At times repetitive, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a superbly skilled non-verbal clown dealing with obsessive attachment to social media & technology & the ensuing loneliness

Don't see it if feel that sitting through 1 hour of clowning without dialogue would be tiresome or repetitive.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if If you enjoy shows which are unique solo performances by an excellent mime in the tradition of Marcel Marceau see this show.

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy solo mime performances.

96
Charlie chaplin meets technology, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You’d love to see what a Charlie Chaplin/Apple (eg iPhone, iPad, MacBook) mashup is like. Excellent mime and foley!

Don't see it if You don’t like mimes. This is a 60-minute mime comedy.

Also The small theatre was very warm during the performance I attended and ... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy silly physical sketches about the role of technology in our lives.

Don't see it if You dislike cartoons or mime

90
Original, Great staging, Absorbing, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if to sample a highly inventive, unusual hour of farce about human obsession w/ devices—Saudek mesmerizes, ditto his fab sound-effects partner!

Don't see it if Do! Yes, it's a mime but also a pax de deux & brimming w/ side-splitting sound effects, some by Saudek; note intimate venue, interactive bit

84
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Profound

See it if If you want to see a clown impersonate people glued to technology. It was on point and superb: from cell phones to online dating to you tube

Don't see it if You do not like social commentary pieces or expect a traditional circus clown

89
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You want to see cutting edge, unique theater that makes much of very little, and showcases unique talents and creativity.

Don't see it if You don’t like avant-garde shows, need dialogue in your shows, or don’t like physical comedy.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, With amazing mime skills and awesome sight/sound/lighting skills, this mere 55 min. piece is a work of genius!

See it if You want to see a brilliant and hilarious and moving comment on the way we live now with all our tech devices. Fabulously entertaining!

Don't see it if You totally hate mime. However, I don't like mime myself, but this won me over right away and wound up blowing me away, I really loved it!

82
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if Very talented performer commenting on the way we stop living our lives for technology without using any dialogue. Expressive physical comedy

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate mime, though this is both very funny & serious. sound effects were great. The exertion caused dripping perspiration - oy

84
Quirky, Intelligent, Clever

See it if Like unusual charming shows. Likely the single hand segments best of all— some hilarious. Hint: do not sit in first row- harms some effects

Don't see it if Looking for traditional Broadway or one man show( plus there are 2 people)

78
Beguiling, Bet your bippy it’s funny, Bountifully skillful, Beyond words

See it if you’re up for a blithely entertaining dialogue-free short survey of the loneliness in our connection to electronic devices.

Don't see it if you want something longer than an hour with a story and words. It’s a delight that doesn’t go deep or far or say what you don’t already know

90
Acrobatic mime, Great acting, Fine directing, Predictable story

See it if You like a strong, energetic mime with remarkable facial expression and fine-tuned body language. Richard Saudek does an expert job.

Don't see it if You don't like mime (hard to imagine) are not amused that folks nowadays always stick their noses in their phones, or dislike sad sacks.

Also Having seen Mark Gindick's outstanding Wing-Man in 2013 (now THAT show... Read more Read less

76
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if Do you like to be pleasantly amused

Don't see it if Your ultra critical of innovative theater

60
Disappointing, Banal, Dated

See it if you don't speak English then this show is ideal

Don't see it if 55 minutes of non-verbal performance leaves you wanting more

100
Best hour you'll spend this month

See it if you enjoy a wonderful performance by an extremely talented mime.

Don't see it if you don't like mimes or don't use a cell phone.

Also This guy is great and so is the sound engineer. From giggles to belly ... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Absorbing, Must see, Unique, Entertaining

See it if you want to see clowning for the 21st century, you like to be totally engaged in a funny and relevant show - I was grinning the whole time.

Don't see it if you can't put down your phone for an hour to see why you should put down your phone for an hour.


September 12th, 2018
for a previous production "'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 performanc...
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September 11th, 2018
for a previous production “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, an...
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September 13th, 2018
for a previous production "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,...
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September 10th, 2018
for a previous production "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...
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