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"Proof positive that opposites not only attract, but can also formulate a fully engaging equation of entertainment and elucidation...The couple’s animated delivery brings a feeling of spontaneity to the memorized sections…They’re both irresistibly charming, enthusiastic, funny, and talented, and smart enough to have figured out a way to integrate their personal lives and professional careers into one terrific show with 'Off the Top.'" Full Review
for a previous production "Their chemistry on stage is fantastic. 'Off The Top' is essentially a humorous lecture and it achieves exactly what it sets out to, entertaining and informing simultaneously. Though asking an audience member to come onstage and rap 15 minutes into a show is risky, it works in this environment, where the goal is to see how the brain works during improvisation...You’ll learn a lot here, with plenty of laughs along the way." Full Review
for a previous production “Combining Berlin’s engaging lecture-esque talks about the brain and its functions, Brinkman’s own freestyle raps, PowerPoint slides and a few guest comics, the loved-up couple craft a wonderful show that is funny, heart-warming and pleasingly educational…Brinkman and Berlin should congratulate themselves on a lovely show that would delight children, adults, theatre-nerds and scientists alike…I left feeling warm, cheerful and enlightened." Full Review
for a previous production "These guys are incredibly clever and inspiring, and manage to produce an educational, inspiring and wonderfully entertaining show from beginning to end. Baba and Heather had a delightful, bantering rapport between them…The show ends with a rap by Heather herself, and its humor sent you off with a good feeling, adding to a sense of smugness that you’d stumbled across an absolute jewel of a show." Full Review
for a previous production "It may be the best show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe...Brinkman flexes his considerable rap skills…It’s a near-perfect show…Not only is it massively entertaining, it’s also eye-opening...One does get the sense that this could equally be a science class taught by a comedian, as a comedy gig led by a scientist… You’ll laugh throughout, and keep thinking about it afterwards – 'Off The Top' is a comedy gig that keeps giving long after you’ve left." Full Review
See it if you enjoy watching brain games and like rap improv even when the quality is uneven.
Don't see it if you have already heard enough lectures about how the brain works and find stories about how a couple fell in love boring.
See it if you like brainiac entertainment. It's a neuroscience variety show. Rap, comedy, science talk rolled into one.
Don't see it if science and nerdy subjects aren't too your liking. It's enjoyable but very intellectual.
See it if you like rap as a means to communicate ideas, audience participation, real life husband & wife performances & want to learn about the brain.
Don't see it if This isn't a play, it's more of a lecture with rap, and it's in a small bar with tables and chairs. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
See it if you are interested in Neuroscience and Rapping. I have seen Baba perform before, and this wasn't as fun of a show as in the past.
Don't see it if you don't want to feel as if you are in a lecture. This was part rap, part lecture part stand up comedy show.
See it if you want to see an interesting TED RAP talk work in progress with a less than interesting comedian and you've had a few drinks from the bar
Don't see it if you are expecting theater or actors who can use the microphone properly or you have no interest in the effects of rap on the brain.
See it if you like to learn a few new things, think science is fascinating and the brain more so, you like a casual lounge atmosphere, are a Baba fan.
Don't see it if You don't like rap, think science is boring, don't like seeing a real-life couple perform together. It goes on too long, is uneven, but OK.
See it if You're interested in catching more of a lecture (on the brain) than traditional show. U will learn tho-& come away w/some insightful facts~
Don't see it if You're looking for a play, not a comedy/rap/lecture-or the topic would bore you. Needs to be tightened & directed to get more out of show~
See it if You want a fun, intimate, brilliant night of theatre with a brain stimulating twist!
Don't see it if If you want to see typical plays or musicals. This is out of the box. Oh go on ...step outside the box....!!!
See it if Boy rapper marries girl neuroscientist. They perform a weekly act that is half brain science, half comedy. The smart babe is hot stuff.
Don't see it if You want a work of fiction. This is closer to a standup comedy act than a theater piece.
See it if you're willing to park your expectations at the door, and enjoy peeking into the workings of brainiac improv artists (and the rest of us).
Don't see it if you're only fulfilled by guffaws and pratfall comedy, 'cause this strives for so much more that you can carry with you out the door.
See it if You like a good mix of intellectual material and comic relief. Great intersection of art and science!
Don't see it if You're not he type or person who likes science. This show is very fact heavy.
See it if you enjoy scientific word play. I enjoyed this show more than I had thought I would. Afterwards, got to talk with Baba–who was very friendly
Don't see it if You don't like rap. But honestly see it even if you don't think you like rap–like me.
See it if You like rap and/or comedy and are interest in the science of how they are created. You like the idea of a science-rap-comedy hybrid "show."
Don't see it if You are expecting a play or theatrical show. This is more of a science-conference seminar with some rap and comedy tossed in.
See it if You're interested in rap/improvised music or neuroscience; you want something light and don't necessarily need it to be theater.
Don't see it if You hate TED talks; you hate rap; you want to see a piece of theater; or you want something deep or serious.
See it if You want to learn more about neuroscience while listening to freestyle rap and laughing a lot
Don't see it if You want a straightforward show. This is a combination psych lecture and rap session; definitely not your standard performance.
See it if You'd like to see the Hamilton of popular science; impressive use of large vocabulary in rap form; light fun evening in lieu of comedy night
Don't see it if You only want to see a play, a work of fiction; hated biology in school; even then it's hard not to like this infectiously enthusiastic duo