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