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Mike Daisey - Bad Faith

From 36 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the show

In his provocative new show, celebrated solo artist Mike Daisey sinks his teeth into a harsh reality: bad faith is becoming more rampant in today’s culture.  More…

From the show:

From the President and our politics to climate and corporate rule, Daisey unpacks how bad faith — a twisted kind of deception — spreads, why people choose bad faith over goodwill, and how this growing epidemic impacts our lives. Using heartbreaking and darkly hilarious stories from his own life, Daisey wrestles with the big questions: how do we know we're not part of the problem and how do we make sure the worst people don't come out on top?

Bad Faith will be produced by Audible Theater and recorded live at the Minetta Lane Theatre for Audible listeners globally.

1h 30m | Already closed | Minetta Lane Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (36)


Disappointing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious
Avg Score

Relevant, Muddled/meandering, Thought-provoking, Looong, Absorbing

See it if you're ok w/2 hrs of rambling. MD is intellig/engaging, but he's defensive abt his "scandal." He lacked integrity, so it's hard to trust him

Don't see it if you want coherence. His points abt bad faith get muddied. But he is funny/ clever. Needs serious editing, shaping. Disappointing.

Funny, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Rambling, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Mike Daisey sit at a desk and do his podcast. Some interesting bits lost in a rambling stream of consciousness.

Don't see it if You desire any action AT ALL or even a coherent plot. He doesn’t really even tie it all together with the loose thread the title suggests.

Funny, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent

See it if If you like long monologues about where we are now in life. The star is articulate and intelligent.

Don't see it if No intermission kinda long and drawn out at times. If you prefer a more traditional play.

Scattered, Long, Absorbing

See it if Engaging storytelling but also a bit scattered. At 2 hours, was 30-40 min. too long covering too much. Also... polyamory never works out.

Don't see it if You don’t like monologues performances.

Amusing, Disappointing, Drawn-out, Indulgent, Rambling

See it if you want to be a part of Daisey's therapy session, wherein he rambles & meanders thru personal stories as he tries to rehab his reputation.

Don't see it if u expect something coherent, cogent & original from a generally insightful & articulate monologist; ur a Trumpist (or u have Trump fatigue).

Also There's quite a bit that I can say about this poorly constructed, disj... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Slow, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Daisey's most personally honest; thus powerful show to date Finally located the nexus of political & personal via the realm of bad faith

Don't see it if Monologue is dense, lengthy & overwrought (Daisey trademarks) requiring rigorous attention for payoff A meditation on our irreligious time

Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you enjoy extended monologs pushing personal experiences into generalities. Mike Daisey is a good speaker who clearly enjoys telling stories

Don't see it if You are expecting historic or economic revelations. This time he stays with his personal experiences stemming from a recent divorce.

Raw and confessional, Relevant, Great writing, Intense, Absorbing

See it if Monologuist spills tea on Self:Esophageal,polyamoury,divorce,insulin,gaslite & psyche ward stint."It's always midnite in the middle of day."

Don't see it if Confessional 2 hrs."(Bad faith) allowed the problems of the past to enable the problems of today to come to pass/I am the most famous liar"

Also "When we remember, we'll connect the stars that create the constellati... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy monologues and want to get a glimpse into a man's life. He's intelligent, well spoken and relevant. Occasionally funny.

Don't see it if You want to be constantly entertained. While there are great moments, it is also long and at times rambling. And there is no intermission.

Profound, Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are a Mike Daisey fan this is for you. An examination of life in transition, a raw emotional journey.Bravo for such a personal monologue

Don't see it if If you prefer light dramas or musicals .

Absorbing, Relevant, Masterful, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Mike Daisey and the stories he brings to the stage.

Don't see it if a play where I guy sits in one spot for an hour and a half and tells you one of the most interesting stories you have ever heard. Shame on U

Also Mike Daisey presents us with the eternal question: How do we know we'r... Read more Read less

Relevant, Meandering, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Topical

See it if you're into well-performed monologues by a seasoned story-teller with a left-aisle bent; can "connect the dots" re:seemingly unrelated topic

Don't see it if you don't want someone to burst your bubble of avoidance & denial- this show covers some harsh realities of our lives today in this world

Also Mike covers gaslighting, divorce, mental illness, politics & other sou... Read more Read less

Somewhat dull, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you are a fan of this particular monologuist. I had never heard of him. Blends personal & political commentary fairly well, woven together.

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for profanity, if you are a Trump fan, or if you are not patient. It takes a while to get woven together. Was just OK.

Quirky, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you want to hear a 110 minute monologue by a man sitting in a chair and in front a desk.

Don't see it if you want to see a production with many characters and scenes that add up to something.

Intelligent, Edgy, Funny, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like monologues, you enjoy the relationship between the personal and the political

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows, you believe politicians' rhetoric

Also I never even heard of Mike Daisey or his scandal. I just took a chance... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if you like Daisey's monologues. This one is not one of his best...lots of rambling and all over the place. Not focused and too long.

Don't see it if You don't like one person monologues.

Rambling & overlong, Disparate threads not convincingly linked, Needs editing and a dramaturg or director

See it if You're a Daisey fan; his persona, as well as his life, has shifted since last heard from; though the effects on his writing are mixed

Don't see it if Impatient with works in progress; note this is a "phone free" event (something that should be disclosed in advance): Yondr pouches required

Also Daisey's life, as well has his convention-skewing persona, has undergo... Read more Read less

Self-indulgent, Too long, Disappointing

See it if you want to hear his confessional about his years-old scandal.

Don't see it if you want to see one of his typical, interesting, observant monologues

Resonant, Thought-provoking, Irreverent, Quirky, Monologuist

See it if A two hour show of a seated man speaking can keep your attention. He validly brings to our attention how much we enter into this contract.

Don't see it if You need more than one person stating their views on our currant state of affairs, or r right wing. Needs editing. Touching when personal~

Profound, Moving, Reflective, Brilliant, Absorbing

See it if You love Mike Daisey's work. This is among my favorite of his monologues and I do not understand the negative feedback. I was rocked by this

Don't see it if You do not like smart, engaging, thoughtful, intellectually stimulating theater.

Also Mike is one of my favorite theater artists - if not my favorite. I put... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you enjoy a monologist without much to say

Don't see it if you want to be entertained

Confusing, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if Disappointing One Man Show trying to cover too many topics. With a little polish and cohesion this would be a much better production.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of solo monologues. Run time was an hour and 40 minutes without an intermission

Ambitious, Absorbing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to sit through a two hours monologue with some clever ideas but also some overindulging moments about his “ scandal “.

Don't see it if If monologues are not your thing and you are a Trump supporter. This is definitely not the show for you.

Indulgent, Overrated, Funny

See it if you want to see a gifted monologuist and insightful observer of society utterly clueless about his own life. Some very good moments, but ...

Don't see it if meandering. He tried to make a point when you can see he is just in a very bad place right now -- and trying to convince himself otherwise.

Interesting, Too jumbled / rough flow from one topic to another, Too many f-bombs, It lacked polish

See it if You want to hear what Mr. Daisey has to say as he makes some good points and offers some insights/warnings into too many topics to mention.

Don't see it if You feel there are way too many people already expressing unwanted opinions in the social media labyrinth of pundits and monologuists.

Also Hmmm...where do I begin? I expected a much more polished and well orga... Read more Read less

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