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Everybody Gets Cake!
Midtown E
85

Everybody Gets Cake! NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Refreshing

About the Show

Parallel Exit, New York City's physical comedy company, returns to 59E59 with their fourth show and first 'talkie.'

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Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Refreshing

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Critic Reviews (11)

January 25th, 2015

"Structurally, the show is a child of “Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In,” mixing recurring bits with one-shot gags. Less deliberately, it has the hit-or-miss quality of “Laugh-In.” The best material is wryly amusing, but not all of it works."
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January 23rd, 2015

"Cake! is a breathless pastiche of microsketches and blackout sight gags stitched together à la Monty Python’s Flying Circus or Laugh-In, with a faint Adult Swim vibe of stoner perversity."
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January 23rd, 2015

"Cake! is a breathless pastiche of microsketches and blackout sight gags stitched together à la Monty Python’s Flying Circus or Laugh-In, with a faint Adult Swim vibe of stoner perversity. "
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January 26th, 2015

"No matter how weird or wild, everything that happens in Everybody Gets Cake! is executed with care and precision...The speed and skill with which all three change conceits is breathtaking. There is a big caveat hanging over this entertainment, however: Woe betide the viewer who doesn't have a taste for a certain kind of fey, almost entirely self-referential, humor.
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January 23rd, 2015

"Mark Lonergan skillfully directs the trio so that they seem to be like pinballs whizzing across, around, and through Maruti Evans’s eye-catching set. All told, the resulting mayhem makes for a perfect pick-me-up on a cold winter’s eve."
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January 25th, 2015

"Hyperbolic, surrealistic sketch comedy performance fantasia, Everybody Gets Cake! is presented by the troupe Parallel Exit whose goal is to exhilarate the audience “through simple theatrical storytelling rooted in a imaginative, magical and joyful physical stagecraft.” They succeed at that in this show."
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January 23rd, 2015

"For all the laughs, there are some moments of pathos, like an old man waiting for a visitor. Though there are some callbacks and throughlines, there isn't a clear connecting theme, at least that I could detect, but maybe that was the point -- to expect the unexpected because anything can happen."
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January 24th, 2015

"So how does one characterize 'Everybody Gets Cake'? Zany. Sometimes juvenile. Inventive. Sometimes cruel. And laugh-out-loud hilarious."
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January 23rd, 2015

"Everybody Gets Cake! smacks of confection, but not the sickly sweet kind. It’s more of a sophisticated yet playful taste, one you can easily swallow."
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January 25th, 2015

"Everybody Gets Cake is a zany, free flow roust through the free-flow imaginations of its three creators."
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January 28th, 2015

"It’s a kind of party stunt, and it’s admirable in its over-exerted sort of way. But the gags in between are so unfunny that no amount of effort can put them over."
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