Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Adam Minus Josh

From 55 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Great acting

About the show

This new comedy about a newly single gay man examines the chaos of gay dating culture, skewers our need for social media, and explores the challenges of navigating an entirely new dating world. More…

Adam and Josh have been together for eight years... but now they’re not, and everyone has an opinion. In "Adam Minus Josh," Adam attempts to figure out what’s next with some help from his oddball neighbor Will, profligate friend Jordan, and suburban sister Rachel.

1h 40m | Already closed | Theaterlab (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (55)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Great acting
77
Avg Score

68
Banal, Quirky

See it if A somewhat humorous show about 4 main characters. If you want some laughs.

Don't see it if Show that needs some cutting. A faster paced complete show.

65
Cliched, Slow, Amusing

See it if u yearn for a gay sitcom set in NYC w/all the expected trappings (standard set-up, rapid-fire quips, stock characters, predictable end, etc)

Don't see it if u don't appreciate jokes at the expense of nearly every gay cliche; u seek any deep, profound or original thoughts on coping with a breakup.

Also While there are quite a few laughs (with so many jokes stuffed into th... Read more Read less

70
Cliched, Funny, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if Fingerman's media-savvy gay sit-com is stuffed with gay zingers & semi-cartoon oddballs Lake's Rachel (female/hetero-normal) steals show

Don't see it if Dizzy comedy of manners takes too long to set up & lacks the punch it needs Yet actors work hard with just one note & most often succeed

80
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if Breakups, gayness, breakups gayness breakups. Nice intimate space Good cast. Just enough seating space. Much inside gay humor

Don't see it if Tennis match seating works and doesn't work. It takes superb actors to handle it. Much inside gay humor.

83
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you would like to escape to the lives of four young characters, well-portrayed, in a quick paced comedy on a subject known to most.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy making light of others personal relationships or do not enjoy gay humor.

60
Slow, Very uncomfortable folding chairs

See it if You enjoy "eye candy" as there is an underwear scene with two of the guys.

Don't see it if Many scenes (especially early scenes) feature one-dimensional acting & lame one-liners. Didn't laugh much. Drags at 1 hr 40 min. Needs cuts

81
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Want to see a slice of life as a gay man in today’s society.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic.

52
Funny, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You know someone in the cast or you live for those diamond in the rough jokes.

Don't see it if You want a story that goes somewhere, characters that aren't stereotypical caricatures, scenes that drive thing forward, comfortable chairs

89
Endless zingers, Spot on character work, Sitcommy, Funny, Character study minus plot

See it if an LGBT romp with excellent cast & intimate staging is your cup of latte, skirting dangerously close to caricature but laugh filled

Don't see it if LGBT characters & situations are not 2 your liking, no way out seating with no knee room distresses U, intimate staging 2 close 4 comfort

80
Gay guy gets dumped, friends and sister to the rescue

See it if Charming contemporary gay comedy. Fast-paced with lots of zingers (perhaps too many). Talented cast. Tiny theater with seats on two sides

Don't see it if you're not up for light comedy with gay characters. Thin plot but lots of fun. Believable characters, not too much on the nelly side.

55
Disappointing / overrated, Intimate venue (small loft) / good set sound & lighting, Very cliched / uneven performances, Meh humor / tired jokes, Indulgent / ambitious / slow

See it if you're cool with yet ANOTHER gay break-up story, w/supportive friends, family, & an over-bearing Jewish mother (on voice-mail).

Don't see it if you're expecting some sort of miraculous (original) revelation into break-up scenarios, or at least some NEW good humor.

Also We knew the set-up going in...... Read more Read less

86
Funny, Cute, Cliche characters, Intimate stage

See it if you want a fun, light show about the boy who gets dumped and his friends. The sister is a scene-stealer!

Don't see it if you don't like gay comedies. The characters were loveable, but very cliche. Still a fun watch in a small theatre.

70
Meh

See it if Interested in relationships gone bad in the big city.

Don't see it if Nothing compelling. Can havevthe conversation with friends, instead of watching the conversation.

79
Slow, Raunchy, Funny, Cliched, Dated

See it if If you love seeing a small cast, in a nicely-staged, blackbox theatre, with clichéd tropes andof course LGBT. It was okay. I missed a "free"

Don't see it if Performance and had to pay to reschedule. I didn't mind. I love seeing myself on stage.It had its moments, but, really needs some tightening

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Relevant, Clever

See it if you would enjoy a semi-realistic comedy play about contemporary gay dating problems

Don't see it if you aren't interested in comedies about gay life; don't enjoy small intimate theaters

65
Funny, Slow, Cliched

See it if You want a few laughs. Some of the dialogue is clever and funny

Don't see it if you want a show with a complex plot. The funny lines work but there is no central conflict. the sister character is a cliche & poorly acted

78
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like a well-crafted comedy

Don't see it if you don't enjoy gay characters or gay stereotypes

77
Clever, Ambitious, Cliched, Funny, Slow

See it if you enjoy a comedy about dating in today's gay culture. An ambitious work that needs further development. Good use made of a small space.

Don't see it if you are offended by gay men trying to find their place in today's world.

78
Funny, Cliched, Clever, Great acting, Sitcom-y

See it if You want a light, cute, gay-centered show with funny banter and delightfully quirky characters. It has the feel of a Will & Grace episode.

Don't see it if You resent cliched characters. There’s the nice guy lead, the oddball, the slut and the outrageous, in your face girl. Also, needs tweaking.

Also I had a fun night. Even though the show is full of cliches, it isn’t a... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Intimate staging

See it if you like will and grace - don't mind siting on top of the action

Don't see it if you think Gay Camp is offensive, need to sit away from the action

77
Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You are intrigued by a funny, romantic-break up comedy that feels genuine with a quirky and delightful supporting cast.

Don't see it if You have just been through a break up and find the subject too painful. If you aren’t interested in a gay piece.

Also The play is well-written with well defined and entertaining characters... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Cute cast, Great staging

See it if you like lgbt dramedies, or want to relate to coping w/ break up, or simply use your spare 2 hrs wisely on intimate (staging) entertainment.

Don't see it if you dislike intimate settings, lgbt themes & non-musical dramedies, but you will miss out on great acting, clever writing, and eye candies.

73
Awkward, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Easily relatable and funny. Breakups happen all the time but how do you find yourself again when you’ve been with someone for so long?

Don't see it if Erratic humor, largely hit or miss and sort of feels a little forced on the acting part.

79
Long first 30 minutes, Slow transitions, Lgbt sex humor, Funny jokes but similar

See it if you want a funny enjoyable night out (the first 30 minutes may worry). Small budget show with a cast trying to make set work in awkward room

Don't see it if you like stronger direction or don't like snappy sitcom jokes and non-jokes. You like LGBT shows that expands beyond the funny basics.

Also Enjoyed more than expected to. First 30 min needs cuts. Staging someti... Read more Read less

86
Great acting, Hilarious, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful

See it if Like a funny, laugh out loud play,that concerns itself with gay issues. Fantastic play. A must see

Don't see it if If you don't like the ramifications, of a a break up, with a gay theme.


October 27th, 2018
"I just laughed my ass off at a performance of 'Adam Minus Josh,' a potent original comedy about gay dating by Dan Fingerman that's like evolved Neil Simon through a 'Mean Girls' prism...Reid's character is a bit too weird for me when first introduced, but there's more balance to him soon thereaf...
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