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Nina Conti: In Your Face

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful

About the show

The Barrow Street Theatre presents Nina Conti's solo show, in which she brings her edgy flair and original touch to the classic art form of ventriloquism. More…

Direct from her engagement at the Criterion Theatre in London's West End, the voice-throwing queen makes her New York debut. With handcrafted masks that transform audience members into "live puppets," along with her sidekick, the foul-mouthed Monkey, Conti creates a brand-new show nightly. This is ventriloquism for a new generation.


Member Reviews (7)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful
90
Avg Score

75
Masterful, Funny, Fluffy, Uplifting, Unusual

See it if you like to laugh. NC is skillful, funny. Superior parts were scripted and Monkey "alone." Time moved swiftly, except for human puppets.

Don't see it if you're impatient w/improv. Some was brilliant, but not all. The sum of the evening is fluff. Still NC is a force of nature.

Also I wish NC swore less. I find excessive swearing for a laugh tiresome. ... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if You are needing a night of laughs and silliness. Appreciate amazing wit and skillful ventriloquism. Love improvisation.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one person shows. Are afraid on monkey 🐵 puppets.

88
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to catch a British ventriloquist at the top of her game-charming & funny. Uses audience as her own puppets thru masks placed them~

Don't see it if May be too cute, or are looking for a number of people onstage-it's a one woman show. She's also a great comedienne & v funny off the cuff~

91
Impressive, Entertaining, Hilarious, Fast-paced

See it if you'd like a hilarious comedy show that also happens to involve a super-impressive skill, Nina's ventriloquism.

Don't see it if you're nervous about audience participation, or think that ventriloquism is just a gimmick.

Also This was my first Nina Conti show, and the first full ventriloquist co... Read more Read less

96
Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if -you can suspend all your biases about ventriloquists -enjoy spontaneous action -you've seen her youtube and it looks like fun

Don't see it if - expect something normal or predictable

100
Clever, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you like a completely fresh take on stand up comedy & ventriloquism.

Don't see it if you have thin skin, a massive ego and no sense of humor.

100
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like to laugh!! This was 70 minutes of non-stop fun!

Don't see it if don't like to laugh.


December 14th, 2016
"During Nina Conti’s magical production, one becomes entranced by the measure of her phenomenal ventriloquism which is nonpareil…Conti in her New York premiere is flashy, edgy, explosive, daring, ahead of the ventriloquism curve, mind-blowing, singular, jarring, hysterical, shimmering, ironic, ic...
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December 16th, 2016
"Unlike ventriloquists of yore who did ba-DUM-bum jokes, Nina’s an uncensored riffer. With the help of Monkey, she gets to be naughty and nice at the same time...It’s a dichotomy that works stunningly well and keeps both the audience and the performer in stitches. Laughter is infectious...I’ve se...
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December 19th, 2016
"Although it appears to be completely effortless, she works hard to turn the pejorative profession around and succeeds with flying colors...Never before has a nylon hand puppet been so simultaneously creepy and hilarious...Conti astonishes with her dexterity, both physically and vocally...Though ...
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December 16th, 2016
"Conti will make you literally laugh your face off with her combination of voice throwing, improvisation, and mask manipulation. You are not going to see anything like this for ages…It’s an early holiday season gift…Nina Conti arrives on stage with enough inner sunshine to light up the 50,000 lig...
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