Ashley Blaker: Goy Friendly
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Ashley Blaker: Goy Friendly
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Ashley Blaker: Goy Friendly NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(43 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
12%
Negative
7%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Refreshing

About the Show

The new solo comedy tells the story of how Ashley’s close friendship with a Muslim changed his life forever.


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Member Reviews (43)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
45
Dull staging, Ted talk format, Disappointing, Banal, tired jokes

See it if you are comfortable w someone arguing that his orthodoxy is an appealing lifestyle, even with its many restrictions, especially for women.

Don't see it if you are 2020 woke. To me, what Blaker sells as lovable, laughable quirkiness is off-putting and misogynistic. By the end, I was upset.

968 Reviews | 226 Followers
70
Quirky, Overrated, Fluffy, Clever, Funny

See it if If you like a new type of writing that reflects on different religions. Has some funny moments and at times is good.

Don't see it if Traditional religious groups may have a problem with the show. Some humor better than others.

794 Reviews | 216 Followers
79
Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you like gentle humor that zings from time to time due to astute writing and use of projections. Some insight to Jewish culture and Yiddish.

Don't see it if you do not like intelligent, slower-paced delivery of Jewish humor by one person pacing for 75 minutes or dislike PowerPoint projections.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
75
Well intended, Educational, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like funny one man shows that draw from the performer's background. In this case he is an orthodox Jew describing his life experiences

Don't see it if references to unnamed celebrities and other pop culture phenomena that you don't know is an irritant. He assumes a lot about his audience.

677 Reviews | 152 Followers
69
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy stand up comedy, Jewish humor, Jewish family stories, one person shows with lots of slides, family and cultural stories

Don't see it if don't enjoy shows that are essentially stand up gigs with a few props and slides, don't appreciate Jewish humor and family stories

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
72
Goyum-style, Fluffy, Cliched, Ambitious, Clever

See it if Non-goyum Brit breaks insular constrictions of orthodoxy to relate to goyum-style modernity. "Rebellious youths wear rimless skullcaps."

Don't see it if Faux Judaism outrage & Jewry controversy are safe creaky humour for gentiles when moderated by one who really loves constricts of his faith. Read more

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
73
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a pleasant, humorous look at Orthodox Judaism. You enjoy stand-up.

Don't see it if You don't like religion as a source of comedy. You want a spontaneous performance: it has an over-rehearsed vibe & the jokes have... Read more

381 Reviews | 201 Followers
89
Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want a fun evening with a orthodox Jewish Rabbi comedian telling jokes about Jewish culture while educating non-Jews like myself.

Don't see it if You don’t want to listen to humor.. too bad your loss.

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
February 17th, 2020

"'Goy Friendly' is clearly meant as a light entertainment with lecture-demonstration components and succeeds as such. It's delightful spending time with this superb raconteur, even if he cleverly sidesteps the deeper implications of his subject matter."
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