North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Jake Broder's show about Lord Buckley, one of the most influential comedians of the 20th century. More…
Following runs in London and Los Angeles, Jake Broder returns to NYC with his salute to counterculture icon Lord Buckley. The largely forgotten comedian of the 1940s and '50s reportedly inspired many entertainers including Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, and Bob Dylan. In 'His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley,' Broder and his jazz trio recreate a Buckley performance in a swirling mix of comedy, bebop, and cabaret.
See it if you want to experience an engaging, high energy, topical, cabaret style performance; great jazz/beebop from a wonderful trio of musicians.
Don't see it if you don't like Lord Buckley; satirical, non-fiction, political theater touching on past and present; you dislike jazz and intimate settings.
See it if you are interested in an iconic comic from the hipster era; enjoy classic jazz/be bop, talented musicians; you appreciate intelligent humor
Don't see it if the hipster era holds no interest for you; you don't like be bop music or hipster slang; you are not interested in Lord Buckley
See it if If you like humor, jazz, hipness, coolness with a great message!
Don't see it if If you want classic theater in a regular theater setting.
See it if you want a different show. Buckley's 'hipster' lingo predates wrappers of today. Some very cleaver and original stuff.
Don't see it if don't like jazz music. Timely political update might not sit well with the Trumpettes.
See it if you enjoy a cozy night club setting, want to listen to a master story teller & his hip news man, accompanied by fantastic musicians.
Don't see it if don't have the energy to pay attention as the stories are intertwined with history and politics; or prefer a regular audience setting.
See it if Really great jazz music and a hipster transported from another era - both cool and funny. Smart comic relief to the November doldrums!
Don't see it if You don't like humor that is thought-provoking, with wit.
See it if you like whip-smart funny dialogue on the tilt, something off the wall - hip history with swinging jazz and want to die laughing!!
Don't see it if If you are a little slow on the uptake, not prepared to be hip or lack a real sense of humor or supported you-know-who!
See it if you enjoy an homage to Lordy Buckley, and some relevant thought provoking comic jabs at our current socio-political climate (& great music.)
Don't see it if you do not like political theatre or are confused by a fusion of homage, current political statement, & jazz.