Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Overheard at Joe’s

From 58 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky, Slow, Ambitious

About the show

Set in a local bar, in this interactive, improvisational, theatre experience the bartender and six improv actors embedded in the crowd create an evening of entertainment. Featuring a live musical guest at every performance. More…

A different show every night, the audience is guided through the evening by the bartender who facilitates a comic and topical conversation based on the makeup of the audience. Because any good bar thrives on the live performances of talented musicians, 'Joe’s' has featured unique musical performances during each show – culling from local talent as well as nationally recognized bands.

1h 30m | Already closed | McHale's Bar and Grill (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (58)


Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky, Slow, Ambitious
Avg Score

During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You want an unscripted, improvised experience, if you don’t mind a lot of profanity, if you like staged conflicts & psychological issues.

Don't see it if You want a thoughtful conversation about subjects like love, life, insecurity, confidence, stereotypes and the human condition.

Also It was almost impossible to see the actors and musicians from the back... Read more Read less

During previews
Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if Like Fun and quirky. Sorta felt like a therapy session at times. Acting and music was good.this is not your traditional theatre setting

Don't see it if You don't like bad language, don't like interactive theatre.

During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Dated, Boring, Overrated

See it if If you like therapy sessions! It felt like psychology 101. You want to hear other people yell over each other.

Don't see it if You want a fun evening out! The topics were boring, the improv felt forced.

Also The way the *show* started should have been a preview of the entire 1.... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You like performance art, casual bar setting, improvisational, chance to participate.

Don't see it if like to be part of an audience and watch a straight play.

During previews
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You want to see a story develop from the actors and the audience. Very, very funny while showing the humanity in all of us.

Don't see it if You don't want to participate or you are unwilling to take a risk on your fellow audience members.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Profound

See it if You like spontaneous talk and respect diversity in oponions.

Don't see it if You are not open to hear multi cultural opinions.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy hanging out and people watching in bars.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with a plot.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to hang out with cool people (like your fellow audience member) at bars, if you feel like disconnecting from social media

Don't see it if you prefer to be passively entertained and ignore the world around you

May 22nd, 2018
“Performance art is reinvented over a cheese-bacon burger or beer...The bar with striking colored windows and beautiful wooded portals never really heats up. In fact, the improvisation has a loose format; it’s is so light, you almost don’t know it’s happening. There are no strong gestures until S...
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May 23rd, 2018
“Inventive...This interactive barroom chat of a show showcases a rotating roster of special musical guest...Although the dialogue sometimes feels forced or gets stalled, this talented crew of actors nudge it back on track and do their best to keep the drink-fueled conversation flowing...A fun and...
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