Stuffed NYC Reviews and Tickets

(146 Reviews)
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Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Quirky

About the Show

After a successful 2016 run with WP Theater, Lisa Lampanelli's play about four women and their radically different relationships with food and body image transfers Off-Broadway.

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Member Reviews (146)

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82 Reviews | 55 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if you can relate to food/eating issues. This show touches on the various ways that food sometimes rules our lives.Funny, self-analyzing show!

Don't see it if you can't relate to food/eating issues.

116 Reviews | 22 Followers
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Profound

See it if You want to laugh and you love to eat

Don't see it if Food issues really annoy you

128 Reviews | 63 Followers
Hilarious, Fluffy, Quirky, Resonant, Delightful

See it if If you are overweight or obsessed with food like I am. It's a really fun and entertaining show.

Don't see it if If you prefer a show with a strong plot.

249 Reviews | 117 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if If you are a Lisa L. Fan, have ever struggled to lose weight Part play/pRt stNdup comedy. Fun

Don't see it if Dont want to talk about eating disorders,or being fat

107 Reviews | 31 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you've ever dieted or had any food issues. You'll identify w/the talented actors & laugh like crazy. But you'll also be moved by sad stories

Don't see it if You need a linear story line. You're not interested in personal sad stories. But, these characters all live and thrive on stage.

761 Reviews | 120 Followers
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the humor of Lisa Lampanelli who is hilarious. Well staged and written. Good skits about weight gain and loss. Talented cast.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about weight gain or loss or the humor of Lisa Lampanelli. Read more

56 Reviews | 19 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Relevant, Quirky

See it if the stories of women interest within a casual 80 min of stand up, dialogue and some emotionally filled monologue.

Don't see it if your looking for a traditional narrative or casual unstructured theatre doesn’t appeal to you.

297 Reviews | 77 Followers
Edgy / unapologetic, So-so acting, Great set, Relevant, Crude & raunchy but funny

See it if it's re-worked AGAIN for its third reincarnation. The weakest parts of the show were each scene-break when Lisa did her stand-up shtick.

Don't see it if you don't like raunchy (but real) humor. I'm not a Lampanelli fan AT ALL, yet I enjoyed the writing. Good jokes, and solid serious moments. Read more

Critic Reviews (21)

New York Theatre Guide
November 1st, 2017

“The stories she presents here go beyond a single narcissistic narrative and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Western food, body image, and feminine shame culture...Lampanelli's writing is genuine and there is weight to it...We are cracking up the whole time!...Truly innovative writing that does not preach, does not over-sell the sentimentality, and will leave you feeling like you came to a slumber party and left having made some really good friends."
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October 31st, 2017

“This four-person comedy jam session about women and food still retains much of what made it funny and daring a year ago...’Stuffed’ is basically what it would look like if Jean-Paul Sartre produced a show on the Food Network...An evening that is more vaudeville than confession...’Stuffed’ deserves points for boldness. It takes what could be a weepy very-important-issue play and turns it into 85 minutes of unapologetic comedy."
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Front Row Center
October 31st, 2017

"We are cracking up the whole time! Director Jackson Gay gives us smooth set changes, hilarious dance sequences and hysterical beats following some cathartic tears.... Lampanelli guides what is revealed on the stage with truly innovative writing that does not preach, does not over-sell the sentimentality and will leave you feeling like you came to a slumber party and left having made some really good friends."
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October 31st, 2017

“The playwright tries too hard to be funny about a subject that ultimately is not funny, and which has been covered by comedians for decades…Jackson Gay’s direction is tangential at best and might have contributed to some of the questionable choices made in the staging…‘Stuffed’ provides some laughs but too often at the expense of the characters it wishes to lift up and champion. In short, 'Stuffed' is pleasant stand-up comedy; however, it is not theatre.”
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New York Theater
October 31st, 2017

“Lampanelli’s humor is often um, tasteless...These vulgar jokes can feel as if they don’t belong in the same show as the serious monologues...Lampanelli’s fellow cast members are fine actresses but the playwright and star...simply doesn’t know how to employ them to best effect, and they wind up seeming peripheral and upstaged...Still, there is something in 'Stuffed' that will surely stay with me, a vivid summary of the love-hate relationship with food."
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Broadway Blog
November 1st, 2017

“Lampanelli stuffs an awful lot into the 90-minute intermissionless play, allowing each character the opportunity to tell her story...The young ensemble rarely delivers the same gravitas or biting humor as their leading lady...’Stuffed’ will appeal to many women who can identify with the complex relationship between food and body image, as well as men who are willing to admit that we’re often judged by an easier standard than our female counterparts."
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The New York Times
October 14th, 2016
For a previous production

"The strange thing about 'Stuffed,' the new ensemble piece by Lisa Lampanelli, is that she’s the only one in its cast of four who is portraying a real person...Lampanelli’s trying a kinder, gentler sisterhood approach. It’s an awkward attempt, and so, unfortunately, is the show as a whole. It’s more of a play manqué: a patchwork of stand-up comedy and monologues only loosely sewn together...Still, there are some laughs here, some genuine pain and even a bit of insight."
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Time Out New York
October 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"Though each woman gets her own meaty, melodramatic monologue, none transcends her stereotype, save for Lampanelli...The evening fares best when the so-called 'Queen of Mean' dumps the numbing naturalism, jumps off the couch, pulls out a microphone and starts doing her shtick...Every character gets at least one such solo, but they seem to come out of nowhere...Lampanelli offers no insight you couldn't glean at a Weight Watchers meeting...The show leaves you feeling bloated and unsatisfied."
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