Since I somehow forgot to ask off early from work we ended up missing the first show of the evening. We really wanted to see that one, but have pre-bought tickets to the Final showing so we can make it later. After scarfing down pizza we headed once more downtown. All three shows we saw were one-man shows at the Huge Improv Theater in Uptown.
1) The Billy Willy Show: A strange monologue about a washed-up child country music singer from West Virginia. Slow delivery and very quiet, but witty and kept us laughing. I was pleasantly surprised.
2) SuperHappyMelancholy-expialadocious: A one-man show about depression. Funnier than it sounds. The actor talks periodically about his own issues with depression, but takes on the personas of various self-help and religious talking-heads to show the scope of dealing with this problem. Sad, humorous, concerning. I felt the show made me think, and Lepore has amazing range.
3) Someone Is Wrong On The Internet! This is a one-man show by one of my personal favorite actors /improv guys from the Twin Cities, Kelvin Hatle. A middle-aged, boring man starts blogging and spirals out of control in his life. Filled with hilarious internet rants and flame-wars, this show actually makes a great point. The high point of my Fringe day! This one hit a bit close to home, as I AM writing a blog...Trying not to go on too many rants or flame-wars so far...
Now we miss a few days of Fringe to go to Wisconsin for a family wedding. Hopefully someone has enjoyed my long lists of Fringe show reviews. I have also been posting these on the Fringefestival.org website, as this is how the actors get people to come to their shows. I also hope that my readers might become interested in trying some of these shows out, or maybe check out next year's Fringe.