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Stuffed

From 146 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

A lifelong yo-yo dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size zero who can’t gain weight walk into a play...and what happens next could only be dished up by comedy star Lisa Lampanelli in her first foray into theater. 'Stuffed' features the comedian's irreverent voice, signature wit, and an extra-large scoop of razor-sharp insight into the complicated world of our relationships with food. This show doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better: muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try?


Member Reviews (146)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Quirky
69
Avg Score

73
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.

Also If you buy seats to this production, do not get seats on the side sinc... Read more Read less

70
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.

Also No clue what possessed me to go.... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining

See it if you want a show closer to a stand-up routine than a play. A series of related skits explore female weight issues with humor.

Don't see it if you don't like off-color language and/or you want a show with a well defined plot.

75
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

77
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.

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fluffy, Insipid, Funny

See it if You enjoy stand-up comedy and aren't expecting a masterful production.

Don't see it if You prefer a more in-depth looks at themes of body politics, women's identities, and feminism.

75
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.

77
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

78
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.

70
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Fluffy

See it if You like Lisa Lampanelli's raunchy comedy, or have struggled with body/weight issues. You're female, or don't mind show featuring all women.

Don't see it if You like sophisticated comedy, and not in a revue motif. You don't enjoy a show featuring an all-female cast and subject of food & weight.

Also The show is ambitious but really needs to be edited.... Read more Read less

69
Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you want in your face jokes. It is stand up between exaggerated monologues.

Don't see it if you don't like 'stupid' funny or if you want more substance-It feels like they almost got at something interesting but it didn't make it.

66
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are a woman and want to hear a story of woman and food and dieting

Don't see it if you want a clever comedy, good acting

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You want to watch women spewing gratuitous cursing.

Don't see it if Cursing offenda you.

70
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.

51
Cliched, Disappointing, Raunchy, Repetitive, Occasionally funny

See it if you like Lisa Lampanelli and appreciate her loud, crass humor.

Don't see it if you prefer a play with a plot and well developed characters and don't find a lot of humor in serious food issues like anorexia and bulimia.

53
Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy, Charming

See it if You enjoy Lisa Lampanelli and her work. She is charming.

Don't see it if You enjoy quality playwriting. This "play" is lists of foods Lisa likes, moments of vulnerability from her past, and underwritten characters

70
Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you can relate to any kind of issue with your weight.

Don't see it if you are sensitive about weight issues.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if You are a Lisa Lampanelli fan, or want to see a comedic discussion on life rather than a narrative

Don't see it if You're looking for more traditional narrative theatre, you get offended easily

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Have ever had weight/food issues and can laugh about them

Don't see it if You don't like confident, in your face New York women

82
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy good comedy, like something that is both funny and thoughtful

Don't see it if you are offended by raunchy language, and self-deprecating comedy

96
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Funny

See it if If you’re too fat to skinny trying to gain weight trying to lose weight not happy with your weight Or appearance and wouldn’t mind a laugh

Don't see it if If you’re not open to comical comments about issues with weight.

85
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a woman who has ever had issues with her weight (almost all!), or are a sympathetic male

Don't see it if if you are judgmental about women and their weight and looks, in which case you wouldn't want to see it anyway!

75
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a good laugh.

Don't see it if If your humor is dry.

During previews
55
Repetitive, Uninsightful, Not funny, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you want to waste time & money. This show has ADD; it flits from one conceit to another w/no wisdom and little humor. I was bored & angry.

Don't see it if you have respect for women. The food obsession wears thin. Only likable part is LL's solo about her BF. I would've happily skipped this show

Also I thought, since Stuffed was moved into a bigger theater, that it must... Read more Read less

During previews
68
Yo mama's so fat ... first class stand-up, second class play about body shaming for women tied to weight

See it if you want to see a professional comic, Lisa Lampanelli, delivering one-liners about her weight that convulse the audience

Don't see it if other 3 characters are forgettable stereotypes; can't wait for them to make way for Lisa L and her zingers


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’ deserv...
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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 sentim...
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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 lau...
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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 s...
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