Already closed | 1h 35m | East Village

Koalas are Dicks

From 59 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

About the show

A dark Hollywood comedy about terrible people and the koala who supports them. More…

Brody, America’s favorite TV koala, has stormed off the set of his hit sitcom 'Koala in the House' and refuses to return to work until the producers agree to meet his demands for full creative control. Holed up in a sleazy LAX motel, Brody has enough booze and drugs to last for months. Desperate to get him back on track his agent, wrangler, and co-star try to make him see reason. But is their concern for Brody's future? Or their own?

1h 35m | Already closed | Theatre 80 (East Village)

Member Reviews (59)


Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever
Avg Score

Fluffy, Repetitive, Clever, Broad, Gross-out raunchy

See it if you love farce (I don't). A well-crafted script with merely ok actors (except for superb Dettmann). KAD needs lots of cutting. Very one-note

Don't see it if you want depth. KAD is fluff about TV; cliched portraits of agent, actress, hooker, sidekick. Strong ending; some laughs. Clever premise.

Also KAD has a fun, unusual premise (the center character is a koala...and ... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Profound

See it if a very enjoyable show with a lot of humor. It is in one act and one set, very clever in the way this play was done.

Don't see it if if you do not like dark humor that preys on a lot of lude and off color behavior.

Funny, Cliched, Quirky, Raunchy, Farcical

See it if you like to laugh at farce à la Joe Orton, sitcoms à la Friends and satire/parody à la Seth McFarlane. [This is a 2nd rate mash-up of each.]

Don't see it if despite a clever concept, you expect an astute, original script. [There are lots of laughs, but mostly at the expense of timeworn cliches.]

Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if About a star koala, who is a tv star, who wants to leave tv, and his crazy people in his life, all takes place in a hotel room

Don't see it if this is very different, goes all over the place with drugs, sex.

Raunchy, Broad, Indulgent

See it if you like farce with a potentially interesting plot.

Don't see it if you have no patience for an overwrought, one note attempt at satire. Too bad, because the potential for something clever was there.

Raunchy, Silly, Farce, Overwrought, Tasteless

See it if Novel idea involving a koala (played by a human) TV star & his spoiled celebrity antics. Raunchy, silly & yet the laughs weren't there.

Don't see it if The acting wasn't bad, & yet the story was repetitive, characters clichè, & it didn't really go anywhere until the very end.

Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You have low expectations. The premise was much better than the execution.

Don't see it if Tired jokes - even some bad puns. For what seems like it would be a hip show the humor was pretty stale.

Funny, Dizzying, Hilarious, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy furry little koalas and their drug-taking, alcoholic, prostitute using ways.

Don't see it if you believe koalas belong in the Outback and not on an Off-Broadway stage.

Also Alcohol. Drugs. More Drugs. Cheap Airport Male Prostitutes, Bestiality... Read more Read less

Not as cool or funny as you might be expecting, Good idea gone lame

See it if You find humor in silly - sometimes cliched and often crass humor - if you are in a mood for that and it's really enough for you

Don't see it if if you want to see something more than silliness

Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Raunchy, Slow

See it if This one’s a sleeper, I mean really, sleeper. Put me to sleep in the first five minutes

Don't see it if You’re tired, you’re anxious, you’re fat, your thin, you’re smart, you’re dumb, I think you get the idea

Slow, Raunchy, Quirky, Overrated

See it if OK seeing something sold as funny but not funny at all.

Don't see it if Omg I was like how is this funny. I missed the humor.

Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you like funny stories which still tell a lot about human interactions.

Don't see it if you only like serious plays.

Funny farce, Entertaining ensemble, Surprising storylines

See it if you like TV sitcom types as this feels like one- extended version full of laughs, surprising twists & some incidental human nature lessons.

Don't see it if you don't like the silly premise of a spoiled irreverent celebrity koala as the center of the plot - as played well by a cute funny actor!

Clever, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like silly and dark spoofs.

Don't see it if You prefer politically correct comedy

Funny, Clever

See it if A great time from start to finish.

Don't see it if you like your humor on the safe side.

Clever, Quirky, Edgy, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you are in the mood for something weird and funny but not profound or thought-provoking

Don't see it if you want to be prodded to think heavy thoughts, or the idea of a talking koala seems too absurd

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy absurdist satire and very dark humor. You are interested in a tongue-in-cheek look at Hollywood scandals.

Don't see it if You can't take swearing, "bathroom humor" or depictions of sex and drug use. You can't suspend disbelief and like only realistic stories.

Also This one is not for the kids. Don't bring them. Even older teens, who ... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are open minded to the absurd and enjoy a good laugh along with a fair bit of coarse language.

Don't see it if You are offended by drug use and foul language with a ridiculous plot.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Likedark send ups of Hollywood.

Don't see it if Like family friendly shows.

Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if enjoy satires

Don't see it if you want a serious show


See it if you like dark humor and satire.

Don't see it if you like a very serious, PG rated comedy

Also I laughed a bunch.

Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You want to see a raunchy, irreverent show about Hollywood after a few drinks at the bar. This is a 1 act comedy, so be libated to laugh!

Don't see it if You don't like irreverent comedies. You like serious plays. You don't like raunchy comedies.

Funny, Raunchy, Dynamic

See it if you despise entertainment industry and think Hollywood is a zoo. Raunchy adult humor. Dynamic directing and tight cast.

Don't see it if you are not into sitcoms with the dash of absurd.

Clever, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want to see the drama that goes into creating a tv when the lead actor (koala) wants to quit.

Don't see it if moments of crude humor aren't you thing.

Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy farce done in a small theater. The idea of an actor pretending to be a koala sounds funny to you. Raunchy humor is your thing.

Don't see it if You hate the idea of a man pretending to be a koala, and you don't enjoy jokes about sex, drugs, and Hollywood.

Also While not a perfect production–the set isn't great and sometimes the p... Read more Read less

February 11th, 2018
"If the premise of the play isn't particularly fresh there are several moments of hilarity that make the show entertaining enough...Liebert effectively injects a screwball spirit into a play that relies too much on crassness and absurdity, at times stretching punchlines way past their expiration ...
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February 13th, 2018
"The raunchy humor of Phillips’ writing is matched by Ben Liebert's dynamic direction, which gives a fine cast many opportunities to become physical...'Koalas Are Dicks' is a delight for those who are into rough adult humor with a hint of the absurd, especially if they despise show business. And ...
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February 13th, 2018
"Perched on the perfect premise for a farce. Unfortunately, the play struggles for cohesion, consistency, and clarity...Had Phillips been more shrewdly selective, focused and tightly structured, much of his catch could have played quite effectively. As it stands, the play struggles between ideas ...
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February 8th, 2018
"It's a fairly well structured play; a decently crafted ride from start to finish. It's just not for me...Madcap hilariousness should be in full swing, and it is, if adolescent humor and ridiculousness is your cup of tea. If not, the play tends to wear pretty thin even as it merrily rolls along.....
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