Broad Comedy NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(41 Reviews)
Positive
63%
Mixed
32%
Negative
5%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Raunchy

About the Show

Soho Playhouse presents this raucous all-female comedy troupe, which offers an unflinching and outrageous look at America today.

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Member Reviews (41)

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76
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like Saturday Night Live style comedy with a female perspective. Some land. Some not so much. Some very cliche. Some hystericaly good!!!

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate a woman’s point of view or are easily offended.

51
Disappointing, Funny, Slow

See it if The shorts were OK, one was very funny. The songs were OK too. You can have a few good laughs.

Don't see it if No story line. Too much politics, Too much about women.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy sketch comedy cabaret style. You enjoy topical humor. You need a good laugh after reading or listening to the news.

Don't see it if You don’t like raunchy in your face comedy from a feminist perspective. You watch Faux News, believe it and get angry when it is denigrated Read more

75
Clever, Great singing, Funny, Resonant, Uneven

See it if you appreciate caberet raunchy humor, clever lyrics, and very talented singers in vignettes celebrating struggles of women in Trumpian world

Don't see it if you are a staunch Conservative, misogynist, anti-Feminist, or homophobe, or you prefer casts including men, musicals, elaborate sets, plots

94
Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you want to see a politically charged variety comedy show. This is not a play or a musical, but 3-5 minute skits. I enjoyed it.

Don't see it if expecting it to be Politically Correct comedy. If you are looking for a plot, this is not the show for you.

68
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you want to support a group of women who do sometimes-funny skits and songs, many of which are about current events and issues.

Don't see it if off-color or raunchy jokes with inconsistent execution/delivery would ruin your appreciation of the occasional truly funny moments.

86
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Not for everyone, Comedic

See it if You're open to laughing about politics & inequality w/a female bent. Intelligent satirical pieces-songs & skits performed by all women cast~

Don't see it if Ur easily offended by same/can't c humour in take down of such subjects. May not b for all men, as has female skew, but guys my nite enjoyed

50
Cliched, Raunchy, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like very obvious feminine humor not very adroitly put together. Very few of the jokes really fire.

Don't see it if You don't like very feminist humor and much reference to body parts. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
February 21st, 2018

“Though energetically performed, ‘Broad Comedy’ is uneven and a tad ragged. Goodman's songs are reminiscent of sixties' folk rock with some lyrics jammed uncomfortably into simple melodies-smart, but obvious. There is a lot here to savor, but the pacing is askew and the show needs someone with a distance from the material who can do some nips and tucks and find the right timing for each section of the show so that the performance would appear less frantic.”
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Front Row Center
February 7th, 2018

"An ensemble production with five game performers...The content is earnest, feminist, topical, and thin...An evening of too many amateurish, if well-intentioned pieces...Generally the songs are better than the skits and much of the sketch comedy feels like fill...This show should thrive on the industrial circuit but it is not meant for a New York audience. That may speak as much to the wealth of polished performance we take for granted as to the rookie quality of much of this material."
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