Koalas are Dicks
Closed 1h 35m
Koalas are Dicks
80

Koalas are Dicks NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(59 Reviews)
Positive
85%
Mixed
12%
Negative
3%
Members say
Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

About the Show

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

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (59)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
965 Reviews | 339 Followers
70
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. Read more

968 Reviews | 226 Followers
77
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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
70
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.]

608 Reviews | 121 Followers
72
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.

379 Reviews | 229 Followers
49
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.

197 Reviews | 529 Followers
55
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.

285 Reviews | 55 Followers
67
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.

227 Reviews | 57 Followers
61
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

Critic Reviews (5)

Talkin' Broadway
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 date...actors give each other enough room to deliver jokes and develop chemistry...The play doesn't overstay its welcome and ends on a note that elevates everything else that came before it."
Read more

Theatre is Easy
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 the unexpected ending is truly rewarding and brings the one-note sitcom tone of the play to a new dramatic level."
Read more

Theater Pizzazz
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 and execution, ultimately thwarting any success as a farce...If Phillips were to revisit the script, he would do well to consider the crossroads of comedy, tragedy, and farce."
Read more

Front Mezz Junkies
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...If this is your kind of humor...you’ll have a good time and you won’t sweat the small stuff, enjoying the raunchy humor of this play....If it is not, and I'm definitely in the camp, you will tend to get a bit worn out."
Read more

Off Off Online
February 10th, 2018

"It’s an evening of bad behavior, and essentially an extended sketch. And Phillips can’t sustain it, though he comes up with some fun ways of trying...It’s cheerfully amoral, and one wishes Ben Liebert, the director, had brought more discipline to it. His directorial style is largely have-the-actors-face-front-and-shout...This stuff probably plays better in L.A....'Koalas Are Dicks' is potty-mouthed and inconsequential, but you’ll probably have a good time."
Read more

Watch This Next (3)

93
Must See!
228 Reviews
Ends Oct 2022
NYC: Midtown W

Stephen Sondheim's classic musical that intertwines the plots of classic fairy tales.

87
Excellent
344 Reviews
Ends Oct 02
NYC: Midtown W

A new musical based on the young adult novel by bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter.

86
Excellent
120 Reviews
Ends Oct 2022
NYC: Midtown W

The West End play based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel comes to Broadway.