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New York | 1h 20m | Open run

Permission to Speak with Paul Mercurio

From 18 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Banal

About the show

In his new Off-Broadwy show, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio improvises with audience members by randomly bringing them on stage and talking with them about their beliefs. More…

In this one-man comedy show with a twist, Mecurio improvises with selected audience members, and talks to them about who they are, their lives, interests, personal experiences and what they honestly think, without feeling boxed in by the confines of contrived political correctness or fear of offending.



“Permission to Speak with Paul Mercurio” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

94
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for something that will make you think. This is not a broadway show, but a life lesson. Walk out learning something! See it.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical, or play. This is an unscripted discussion with the audience members. Every show will be different. See It.

Also I walked in very hesitant due to the reviews I read, and also how I do... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Unique

See it if You love an immersive experience, conversations with strangers, something completely different, have a keen sense of curiosity

Don't see it if You need a plot, only like to listen to conversations with celebrities, dislike strangers, are easily offended

90
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy smart, quick witted stand up. Also if you like people watching, this show takes that silent pastime to the next level. Well done.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a show with a plot or a traditional storyline. Paul does a great job of coaxing information out of the audience gently.

Also I usually HATE audience participation shows but this was different. Ve... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy comedy and a different theater experience. I think it achieves what the show intended, people meeting & learning about each other.

Don't see it if You like musicals and dramas

75
Absorbing, Delightful, Intense

See it if If you want to feel a connection with total strangers.

Don't see it if If you want to see a show instead of being the show.

74
Funny, Ambitious, Intelligent, Banal, Entertaining

See it if Quick-witted comedian enlivens random stories from audience. Mission is apparent to provide more than just comedy with connectedness plan.

Don't see it if Like therapy or watching a podcast or eavesdropping on a partyline.Success rates vary dependent upon audience participation.Prepare to share

74
Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy comedy and audience participation.

Don't see it if You like only to experience a show from your seat (not on stage) or need a scripted show.

74
Funny, Banal, Dated, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like audience participation - audience was much better than comedian.

Don't see it if You're expecting to really laugh at clever material.

72
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like experimental shows with a high level of consistency. Enjoy watching people tell stories while a comedian finds punchlines in them

Don't see it if you want structure and for a show to be consistent. Some of the interviews are not interesting and it can become a test.

Also This is an interesting concept. Mercurio is a good mc and is willing t... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing

See it if If you want to get to know more about your fellow audience members and you are not expecting a play.

Don't see it if You want to see a scripted show that may be either comic, tragic or musical.

65
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if You like comedy that pokes fun of the audience. There were some funny parts but overall a bit uncomfortable

Don't see it if You don't like comedy that pokes fun at audience members.

60
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you like interactive shows with lots of audience participation

Don't see it if you love musicals, traditional linear genres, etc.

Also Mecurio promises “no barriers” “revealing and fascinating” show but th... Read more Read less

45
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You love to talk and tell stories about yourself and your life. You enjoy being interviewed by a funny stranger. You enjoy watching and

Don't see it if You want to see a show not interviews of tourists from the Midwest. You prefer shows that do not start 20 minutes late with no explanation.

Also listening to people doing the aforementioned. You like the idea of fre... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Absorbing, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you want a show that’s personal funny and interactive with a twist go see paul mecurio. He was funny without being rude or insulting

Don't see it if Don’t go if you DO NOT want to be pulled on stage!!!

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like a unique theater experience. Because he works with audience members it's never the same show twice, Really funny and entertaining,

Don't see it if You don't like uncertainty or improvisation

Also As many laughs as I had they underlying message about connecting to ot... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Clever, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if The price of admission is well worth it. Every seat is the same price, good for people who are looking to be entertained on a budget.

Don't see it if If u do not like public speaking, or have stage fright. But even if you do get called on, you have the chance to decline.And he will move on

88
Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You love Group Therapy

Don't see it if Very experimental and not traditional Broadway.

72
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a fun time....

Don't see it if if you think your going to PHANTON...

Also fUN.....CHEAPER than a Bway show....


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