Tailspin! (FringeNYC)
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Tailspin! (FringeNYC)
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Tailspin! (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
0%
Negative
8%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Original

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: The red emergency phone rings. An assistant answers. "Babylon Studios, this is Henry." On the other end? North Korea's supreme leader, furious with his depiction in Babylon's latest picture, "The Girlish Tendencies of Kim Jong-un." But, like, what is girlish?

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Member Reviews (24)

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54 Reviews | 13 Followers
90
Clever, Funny, Original, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if you like smart showbiz jokes that keep the audience laughing throughout the show.

Don't see it if a few of the over-the-top jokes will bother you.

15 Reviews | 4 Followers
87
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You laughed at "The Interview". Like one liners. Enjoy some mindless entertainment. Enjoy a far reaching storyline done by talented folks.

Don't see it if You know nothing about news happenings. Have no sense of humor. Don't have 90 minutes to just be entertained.

13 Reviews | 8 Followers
80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You love politics and SNL! Very funny, staging that's much more engaging than you'd expect!

Don't see it if you aren't up on the news

12 Reviews | 7 Followers
30
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You like broad fast paced comedy. Its silly ala pineapple express and airplane! A satirical romp.

Don't see it if You are seeking a comedy that lands. The timing is often off. The show feels about 45 minutes too long and it grows weary and tiring.

7 Reviews | 2 Followers
34
Overrated, Intense, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like broad comedy with a flair for the dramatic. It's funny, campy and loud.

Don't see it if You have issues with offensive humor, the show can often cross the line. It also spirals out of control in the end so tread with openmind

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
75
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if started ok, always fast paced...but ending was worth it

Don't see it if you don't like slap-stick humor

4 Reviews | 2 Followers
78
Entertaining, Frantic comedy

See it if You like biting pop-culture references that skewer celebrities, movie and music icons.

Don't see it if You're looking for a credible plot

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
97
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Original, Refreshing

See it if a swift, hilarious, no holds barred send-up of the dark underbelly of Hollywood will intrigue you

Don't see it if you're not a fan of fresh, contemporary theater done by young, passionate folks

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 15th, 2016

“While the events that inspired ‘Tailspin!’ may not be fresh in audiences’ minds to give this play the resonance it might have had a year ago, it still offers plenty of comedic insight into our entertainment-centric lives...Each of the actors (guided by director Kelly Webb) shows a knack for physical humor and for delivering their lines with the full comedic potency intended by playwright Zach Stephens.”
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Theater In The Now
August 13th, 2016

"Stephens’ script is funny and energetic but be warned: everyone should get ready to be offended. Stephens places race, gender, and religious jokes all over the place to hammer home his comedy. If you can get past that then you’re in store for fun...Even though it runs about an hour and a half, Tailspin! feels a bit too long. Some of the jokes go on longer than they should...It’s evident that 'Tailspin!' oozes potential. It just needs to be reigned in."
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