Part of FringeNYC: Staying focused is optional as one comedian looks inward. Meathead knights battle pervy senators to install songs and sketches on your heart. Binge TV, check your phone, and open endless tabs in this dazzling display of distraction. More…
Categories: Comedy, Solo Show, Local. Written by Randy Reiman.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Directed by Jake Smith (UCB, Rumpleteaser), RANDY REIMAN’S ATTENTION SPAN blends personal observations with offbeat characters for a thought-provoking trip through the modern psyche. The design team includes Alexandra O’Hagan (Properties/Scenic) and Alex Padron (Lighting).
Randy Reiman’s Attention Span
Book, Music, Lyrics by Randy Reiman
Directed by Jake Smith
Starring Randy Reiman, with Ken McGraw, Joyah Spangler,
Amy Lynne Berger, and Polina Feldbein
"The whole piece doesn't really come together in a cohesive whole, and the overall style gets lost in the endless variety, but perhaps the variety itself is the style. Not every joke lands (or even gets completed), but like the particle collider, the sheer mass of jokes ensures that there is something in it for everyone. Ultimately the show accomplishes its goal, putting the Internet onstage and providing a 'dazzling display of distraction' that still manages to make a viewer think." Full Review
See it if Like skits that don't have to be connected. Enjoy beautiful young ladies adding to the entertainment. Enjoy young folks humor.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy rising creative comedians. Want something serious. Can't appreciate off off Bway.
See it if The passing of George Carlin left a hole in your heart and you want something lyrical, satirical, and hysterical to fill it.
Don't see it if You hate sexy thighs, cleverness, and whip-smart social commentary patter.
See it if you want to see bright, young comedians making a splash with a quirky and enjoyable show!
Don't see it if you don't know what a smartphone is, have never surfed the web, or hate musicals.
See it if You're open-minded, enjoy silly yet though-provoking, fast-paced sketch comedy, catchy songs and up and coming comedians.
Don't see it if You're a grump, don't know what the internet is, don't believe in global warming, walked in and thought you were there to see a drama.
See it if You enjoy hilarious sketch comedy, observations about modern-day events, great acting and tons of fun!
Don't see it if You don't have an open mind and are not in the mood to have a good time.
See it if You enjoy quick-paced sketch comedy with lots of variety, including great word play, zany physicality, Monty Pythonesque moments, and music!
Don't see it if You're looking for a more linear story line.