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Off the Meter, On the Record

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing

About the show

Irish Repertory Theatre presents this world premiere solo piece, which offers a comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a New York City yellow taxi. Written and performed by John McDonagh. More…

John McDonagh, veteran radio host, has condensed thirty-plus years of activism, reality show antics and observation into a love song to the city that never sleeps.  From the plight of the NYC homeless to the crazy demands of Upper East Side matrons, McDonagh moves from the comedic to the heartfelt and back again faster than the apparition of umbrella dealers on a rainy day. Throw in his tales of brushes with the rich and famous such as driving Stephen Fry to a Queens social club and teaching Top Gear’s Richard Hammond how to drive a cab, and you have an evening of classic Irish storytelling. 

Member Reviews (21)


Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing

Clever, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you find one man shows fascinating.

Don't see it if you really hate one man shows and what they are about.

October 27th, 2017
“An amiable bulldog with a level stare and desert-dry delivery, McDonagh is fine company for an hour and a quarter, and his director, Ciarán O'Reilly, has gifted him with a nifty production...The piece is about the ever-changing New York scene and it makes thoroughly clear that he is the quintess...
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October 20th, 2017
“Uproarious and moving...a terrifically mounted one-man show...Mr. McDonagh’s slight, old-time New York accent, gentle wise guy persona and superior comic timing perfectly realizes his well-constructed script...Director Ciaran O’Reilly’s simple yet crisp staging briskly enhances McDonagh’s storyt...
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October 18th, 2017
“McDonagh isn't the first to cite that cab driving in New York City can be downright dangerous, but he surely communicates it more colorfully than anybody else...While ‘Off the Meter’ doesn't transcend the limitations of the one-person genre, it's a gem that takes us from the world of the checker...
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October 17th, 2017
“It's hard to think of anyone who could who could do justice to the New York cabby's life better than John McDonagh…And justice he does in ‘Off the Meter On the Record’…, his often hilarious one-man show...He seems more the working-class guy next door than a polished actor. Much of his stuff is v...
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