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Beep Boop

From 65 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 (65)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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.

100
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Riveting, Must see

See it if You like a unique blend of movement, acting and technology.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and are not open to different forms of expression.

90
Exquisite, Riveting, Great acting, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You like physical & mimic vibes. This is a very unique prod. The actor is super talented +great story teller. A must see excellent show.

Don't see it if If you don't like a show without words.

85
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you'd love to see someone imitate us, and our addiction to technology, in a hilarious way!

Don't see it if If mild audience participation and/or using physical comedy in place of speech (aka performance art) is not at all your thing.

Also Absolutely hilarious, and though he is mimeing, it's not a typical mim... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy physical clowning, solo shows, creative commentary on our obsession with communication devices & resulting isolation.

Don't see it if You dislike miming and prefer more traditional theater. But you would be missing something special

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Creative

See it if You enjoy physical comedy and relevant depictions of dependence on electronic devices over humans and the loneliness that can result

Don't see it if If you need dialog and fancy sets, and you do not enjoy using your imagination. You don’t like clowns/mimes.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Quirky, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if ... want an uplifting, enjoyable experience.

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

90
Funny, Clever, Masterful mime, Timely, Inventive

See it if BlueMan Group meets Chaplin in the age of cyber-anxiety works for you. Saudek is agile, expressive & funny. Props to the sound lady.

Don't see it if A 1-hander w/no dialogue bores you. But it's really an hour-long romp through the foibles & pathos of humans vs the screens that consume us.

92
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you want some great physical comedy and miming; want something kinda weird, yet fun and entertaining

Don't see it if you want dialogue; a traditional straight play; not interested in a piece about society's obsession with technology

Also love the inclusion of the Wilhelm scream! Also, I'm not much of a "lau... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy expert clown-work.

Don't see it if You hate clowning/miming, however cleverly done.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like pantomime, Chaplin, Mr. Bean and that kind of stuff. The collaboration with sound effect is great.

Don't see it if you definitely want to have verbal expression.

80
Clever, Funny, Masterful physical comedy & storytelling, Relevant

See it if You enjoy physical comedy (clowning) ala Bill Irwin. You can follow situations and story without spoken words.

Don't see it if Mime and broad physical comedy don’t interest you. You are wanting a musical or drama.

Also If you enjoy this type of performance style - think Bill Irwin - by al... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to spend an evening with a smile on your face....it's Mr Bean meets Jim Carrey meets social media.

Don't see it if don't like clowning around, one man shows, or use of humor to comment on social issues.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You enjoy skilled clowning and physical theatre with a biting edge.

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional narrative play format.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if Amazing and sophisticated pantomime about the lonelily life of a looner. There is humor and there is tragedy,also parody of our daily lives

Don't see it if This show is more like an art form. There are elements of modern dance, just with a mocking twist. Beautiful moves of the performer

78
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Clever

See it if you want to see a clown impersonate people from cell phones to online dating

Don't see it if you just don't like different forms of expression

85
Clever, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if like shows that take clowning in a new direction and incorporate technology

Don't see it if dont like clowning

Also It started slow, but ended strong. Love the quirks and reversals in th... Read more Read less

72
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if you like digital clowning

Don't see it if you need a concrete story

98
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a very timely, very intelligent piece of performance art making fun of technology

Don't see it if You don't like one man mime shows

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Moving, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Marcel Marceau, physical story telling, intimate theatrical experiences.

Don't see it if You're looking for text or something grandiose.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love modern Charlie chaplin acts. Great coordination with the sound effects. G Could reduce the show time, I got bored for a few minute

Don't see it if Just watch it. Great acting!! This is something new. Highly recommended.

90
Delightful, Funny, Masterful

See it if you’re a fan of physical comedy, clever stagecraft, brilliant clown work, or you know someone who’s addicted to their devices.

Don't see it if you need words to understand a story.

Also This show made me smile from start to finish. It’s short, sweet, silly... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you want to see someone expose people and technology, from cell phones to online dating

Don't see it if you can’t laugh at yourself and the human condition

15
Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you're semi literate and fav show is blue man group. you love sweltering 95 degree heat. you're entertained by a single expression

Don't see it if you are afraid of.loud noises

Also mime for dummies!

90
Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy twisted comedy

Don't see it if You are opposed to offensive language


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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