Not your usual stand-up routine
I Love You, (We're F*#ked)
KC Fringe Festival
The presentation is charming, off-hand and off-beat. This show is a collection of songs and stories about growing up, openly discussing growing up gay, but not entirely that.
It also explores the changing nature of relationships the commonality between both gay and straight experiences. The humor sometimes is unfunny. Sometimes the punchline hits you 20 minutes after the setup. It's kinda like the joke about the comedian who builds a house and has one brick left over, so he throws the brick up into the air.
Where's the funny? But we listen to some stories about blood, given horrifying unfunny images, preparing us for the final story about blood, which is the most horrifying of all, and we laugh.
This stand-up comedy routine requires patience before the comedy hits, and when it does, you appreciate the journey it took to get there.
This is so off-beat, I'm sure the mainstream won't readily appreciate it. But who cares? This is the fringe.
And what about the reviewer who thought he was so clever with his reviews? He got hit in the head by a dive-bombing duck. In the duck's mouth was the brick.