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The Accidental Pervert

From 9 critic and 63 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy

About the show

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

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.


"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

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

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


"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

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

Village Voice

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

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


"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


"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

Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh until you cry. Goffman's breaking the fourth wall plus his improv was genius. Reminiscent of John Leguizamo's Sexaholix

Don't see it if you can't handle topics of sex or pornography. If edgy comedy isn't your cup of tea. If you don't like audience participation

Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Hilarious, Edgy

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

Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like raunchy comedy and more on the dirty side. was a lot of fun and just very adult humor and Ioved it.

Don't see it if if you're offended easily....STAY HOME! If not come join us!

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you have no shame, don't mind strong language and raunchy adult humor, and enjoy an hilariously energetic one man comedy show

Don't see it if you r embarrassed by subjects such as masturbation, don't like one man shows, if you suffer from MS because despite AC, the theatre was warm

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting

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....

Raunchy, Hilarious, Ambitious

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

Clever, Delightful, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Funny

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Great acting

See it if If you want to laugh for the whole time. If you love dirty jokes and family.

Don't see it if If you're conservative and don't like to laugh.

Clever, Funny, 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.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Original, Refreshing

See it if you are looking for a fantastic comedy and great acting. Full of surprise !

Don't see it if you get offended by sex topics

Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Original, Engaging

See it if you are open about sex and a different view on it... In a personalized and relatable sense.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable about sex!

Delightful, Original, Refreshing, Quirky, Funny

See it if You want a wonderful entertaining evening, about a boy to man's sexual evaluation. It's explained in detail though comedy.

Don't see it if You are bashful about listening/talking about growing up and sexual situations. There is a minimal amount of audience participation.

Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want a night to laugh your butt off. Playwright/performer is a delight onstage.Very interactive with his audience!

Don't see it if you have a prudish nature. Adult themes abound!

Clever, Funny, Ambitious, 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.

Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Edgy, 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.

Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Enchanting

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

Clever, Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You have a good sense of humor.

Don't see it if You don't have a good sense of humor.

Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you're ok with some raunchiness.

Don't see it if you can't sit through something edgy.

Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy a comedy.

Don't see it if you are prudish about sex.

Quirky, Raunchy, Funny, Endearing, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy lowbrow humor

Don't see it if you're a prude

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Original

See it if you like something light, cute and different. Quite funny at times. Not good for children

Don't see it if you get offended easily

Raunchy, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intense, Funny

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.

Ambitious, Funny, Original, 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.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

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

Don't see it if you are prudish

Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent

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.

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