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Not All Cops Are Bad (FringeNYC)

Members say: Clever, Original, Ambitious, Absorbing, Funny
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
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6 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: Officer Scott Baker hosts a town hall meeting to mend public relations after a series of ‘viral videos’ featuring law enforcement surface. This award winning satire takes you beyond the badge and into the life of one mixed-up cop.

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Categories: Comedy, Solo Show, National. Written by George McAuliffe.

 

Reviews (9)

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60
The New York Times

"Too much immediacy is the main trouble with another solo show, though. In George McAuliffe’s wacky lampoon ‘Not All Cops Are Bad,’ a white police officer named Scott Baker makes excuses to the public for his recent unprovoked violence. Afterward, I got scarcely more than a block down St. Marks Place before I ran into a Black Lives Matter protest, with a heavy police presence. The issue just feels too raw right now." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"McAuliffe creates a complete human with good intentions and a sympathetic, though absurd, backstory. The warts-and-all portrait he paints goes a long way towards disarming the audience, allowing for moments of genuine introspection...It is somewhat unfortunate, then, when the humor occasionally veers toward the mean...As satirical commentaries go, this one is closer to a live-action Christopher Guest movie than a George Orwell story." Full Review

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Topanga Messenger

for a previous production "George McAuliffe uses a scorched-earth policy to great effect in his one-man show...McAuliffe builds an intensely flawed and human character as Baker...The performer dissects the deadly combination of American privilege, impulse and, sadly, the need for us as a society to have '40-year old men getting off on beating 20-year old men down'…Socially biting and black-hole funny, McAuliffe brings you in close and Baker doesn’t flinch." Full Review

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89
Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Relevant

See it if You have a sense of humor. Believe being vulnerable but honest could help relationships. If your looking for an hour of fun.

Don't see it if Dislike poking fun at reality. If you hated "Book of Mormon". Can not laugh at yourself. Want serious answers.

84
Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want to enjoy it.

Don't see it if you are bad!

78
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if given current tensions a very contemporary subject to explore. Very funny and satirical.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to topics like this.

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Original

See it if you are interested in gaining a new perspective.

Don't see it if you hate one man shows

86
Funny, Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Really good if you dislike Donald Trump and your willing to go along with hit or miss humor. Sometimes falls flat, but mostly funny.

Don't see it if Don't see if you admire Donald Trump and are offended by the "F" word.

100
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You love silly humor and great writing!

Don't see it if You are painfully shy...you might get called out by performer to speak in front of everyone.