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Everybody Gets Cake!

Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Refreshing
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11 reviews
Members
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1 review
 

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

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Comedians Joel Jeske, Danny Gardner, and Brent McBeth present a dizzying array of the unexpected adventures. The show is a non-linear, topsy-turvy comedy. And in the end, Everybody Gets Cake!

 


Reviews (12)

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80
Avg Score

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The New York Times

"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." Full Review

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Time Out New York

"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." Full Review

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Time Out New York

"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. " Full Review

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TheaterScene.net

"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." Full Review

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Talkin' Broadway

"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." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"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." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"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." Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

"So how does one characterize 'Everybody Gets Cake'? Zany. Sometimes juvenile. Inventive. Sometimes cruel. And laugh-out-loud hilarious." Full Review

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Let's Talk Off-Broadway

"Everybody Gets Cake is a zany, free flow roust through the free-flow imaginations of its three creators." Full Review

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The L Magazine

"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." Full Review

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Lighting & Sound America

"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. Full Review

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85
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

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