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The Accidental Pervert

Members say: Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
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Critics
86
9 reviews
Members
68
62 reviews
 

A solo comedy show about a boy's journey into manhood following the discovery of his dad's hidden X-rated video tapes.

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Comedian Andrew Goffman develops an addiction to pornography that continues until he meets his wife to be. Goffman shares the story of his funny romance with smut magazines, video vixens, and off-color fantasies. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find the balance between fantasy and reality, and to gain perspective through his real-life relationships.

 

Cast & Creatives (3)


Reviews (71)

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86
Avg Score

100
Examiner

"The Accidental Pervert is the true accounting of one boy's odyssey to manhood via a childhood dominated by pornography. This show is a one-man tour de force that will have women and men laughing at the whole experience...with an ending that is realistic and full of heart. The Accidental Pervert leaves us satisfied and complete." Full Review

80
Village Voice

"The Accidental Pervert will arouse your socks off! Want more? Go see the show!" Full Review

95
Oscar E Moore

"It is a bold, honest, unique, taboo-breaking, laugh filled evening of Mr. Goffman exposing his private inner porno life after discovering his dad’s secret stash of sex tapes hidden in the back of the closet which gave him a tainted view of women until he met his wife and fathered a daughter." Full Review

70
Theatermania

"There is a serious play buried deep inside The Accidental Pervert but Andrew Goffman is content to gently sideswipe the profound points of his story and go for laughs instead. And there are plenty of laughs, although his self-deprecating comedy is fundamentally built on a single joke." Full Review

85
Examiner

"What makes it a show that continues to draw people in? Goffman has a manner about him that is warm as well as funny, making the audience feel like they are on this journey with him. They root for him during the show." Full Review

85
Theatre is Easy

"An amusing and surprisingly touching one-man show; Goffman is a fine comedian and successfully sells a quirky script with an ease and a charm that allow the play to be engaging longer than it has the right to be...The play that started out as little more than a masturbation monologue, turned into something much more fulfilling." Full Review

80
John Bathke's Blog

"He speaks directly to the audience, animatedly recounting with a dose of humility, charm and self-deprecating humor, how porn took over his life, warped his image of women and set him up for the most unrealistic expectations...In the end, the show finds its heart and while drama does not seem to come as naturally to him, he succeeds in taking the audience in some unexpected directions." Full Review

75
BroadwayWorld

"The Accidental Pervert runs 90 minutes, which feels about 30 minutes too long, especially while seated on a folding chair, but Goffman is active and enthusiastic for every bit. No matter what, Goffman has to be given credit for going where few have gone before, and applying humor to a life situation that we can all identify with, even if we ordinarily keep it secret." Full Review

100
Adaumbelle's Quest

"This show is still rock hard with laughter, heart, and most of all 90 minutes of utter enjoyment! With all the humorous moments in the show, there are quite a few touching moments intertwined. These heartfelt moments give this show its heart." Full Review

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68
Avg Score

2
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Dated

See it if you are a male chauvenist pig and only think with the "little brain".

Don't see it if if you have any taste at all. Disgusting show, bottom of the list (and I've seen a lot of shows).

69
Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you enjoy a one man show totally about sexual humor

Don't see it if you're offended by very specific sexual humor. you don't enjoy solo performances with no real script

72
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent, Endearing

See it if you enjoy lowbrow humor

Don't see it if you're a prude

93
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Such a delightful show! Andrew Guffman is extremely talented. Writes and stars in great play.

Don't see it if You like to judge a title by it's cover....

78
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if You are not a prude and have an open mind. Not easily offended. It was funny to me. Edgy.

Don't see it if You are too serious and uptight.

67
Ambitious, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if I'm all for being a master of one's domain, but, I'm not really a fan of solo shows... I saw it in a small venue, like no more than 25 seats

Don't see it if Hate sex talk, perversion, small, possibly hot, space, non-musicals, or solo shows...

70
Funny, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if You don't have problem with a man masturbating on the stage.

Don't see it if If you don't have a babysitter, & you want to bring the kid(s) along with you for a night of G-Rated theater -- This ain't that kinda show.

88
Ambitious, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy small interactive venues, bawdy material and can suspend realty for a hour or so

Don't see it if Strong language offends you, sexually overtone offend you

70
Funny, Original, Ambitious, Raunchy, Personal

See it if Enjoy raunchy humor,straight man humor who puts 100% of himself in the show.

Don't see it if If you don't like audience participation, seeing a man in his boxers or jokes about sex.

55
Raunchy, Excruciating, Insipid, Unprofessional, A one joke idea that gets old quickly.

See it if You've had a few drinks before the show. You want to see a play where you don't have to think too hard. You want a stand-up comedy routine.

Don't see it if You value good acting & writing. You dislike it when performers talk with the audience. You want a quality production.

70
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like unusual stand up comedy centering around sex

Don't see it if you are prudish

100
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you like edgy hidden family matters this is for you. Strong language . Intimate setting. Laugh out loud funny and relatable

Don't see it if If easily offended by racy language and sexual topics

84
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You're a guy. This dude pretty much has every guy pegged. Women, if you want to understand men a little better, this gets at our core.

Don't see it if You're a prude.

68
Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if One man show that takes you through the male development in a funny way.

Don't see it if Sex talk.

30
Raunchy, Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you are a pervert and have a high tolerance for crudity. I was duped with the high critics ratings, this was painful to watch!

Don't see it if you don't like wasting your time.

77
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun show, it a dingy looking theater. Subject is not for everyone..

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor. This is not a show for your grandma.

2
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you like to feel really awkward while watching one man perform

Don't see it if you're looking for anything intelligent; this was really painful to watch

51
Funny, Original, Raunchy

See it if you want a humorous story off-Broadway in a small venue.

Don't see it if you don't like being uncomfortable or don't like naughty subject matter.

6
Raunchy, Indulgent, Banal, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if your sense of humor hasn't matured since the 5th grade.

Don't see it if you have any taste at all, if you have any sense of humor at all, if you have any respect for the theatre... or yourself.

76
Funny, Enchanting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you like an unusual confessional about how an obsession nearly destroyed the actor's life, amiable host, serious underpinnings

Don't see it if you expect something quite substantial, don't like miniscule audience participation, want more thorough plot line

30
Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if you enjoy raunchy humor (i.e. Avenue Q), like intimate setting/theater, & don't expect much more than comedy.

Don't see it if you're looking for depth or if your grandparents are in town. Overall, it's just a strange, awkward (& not in a funny way) show.

70
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for some lighthearted, raunchy laughs- especially if you're concerned about your own porn habits.

Don't see it if If you're overly sensitive to highly sexualized material, or if you're looking for a deeper understanding of unhealthy sexual habits.

64
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Indulgent, Banal, Slow

See it if you like one-person shows

Don't see it if you're at all easily offended by discussions of sex/porn

85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if you like one man show and this kind of topic. Very funny.

Don't see it if you don't like the topic and a very old and dirty theater.

40
Raunchy, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to sit through what is basically an attempt at stand-up comedy without the same finesse and sense of purpose.

Don't see it if You value good acting, where the lines are used to further the plot and not thrown away for cheap laughs, and the character actually grows.