Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian)
Comedy isn't for pussies, so Adrienne Truscott’s throwing hers back in the ring! Or is she? Your #1 Gimmicky-Pantsless-Performance Artist Turned Comedian wrestles with standing up while telling jokes, ‘second shows’, stealing material, categorization and bad reviews. All while paying homage to her favorite (dead?!) comedian. The Australian Times says, 'A feminist masterpiece disguised behind dick-jokes and partial nudity. It’s brilliant!' 4.5 stars. Chortle gives it 2 stars and a definitive ‘Whatever’.
How do you respond to reviews? How does a stage define who or what you are? What do you do for a 'second show'? Wrestle.
Where: Joe's Pub When: Aug 4 9:30 $15
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'In the current climate, in which we’re constantly bombarded with a breakneck news cycle, the off-kilter rhythm of this show gives us a welcome chance to forego standard expectations and join Truscott in taking a step back to reset...Truscott is so damn funny throughout, there’s no way you can’t call her a comic. She approaches uncomfortable subjects with an ease that gives the crowd the green light to laugh. A great storyteller, she makes the crowd feel like they’re chatting in a small, intimate group of friends.' - BUST Magazine
'Weaving many threads together in one bizarre, culminating pose felt the most like Truscott channeling Kaufman, perhaps because it had that same flavor of absurdity and the same sense that the performer behind the persona is just delighted to be doing his or her work. There were so many moments in this piece with such exuberance, and it made ONE TRICK PONY amusing and thought-provoking the whole way through. This show is not to be missed.' - Broadway World
'I LOVE Adrienne Truscott! Her comedic genius pushes the envelope every time. From rape culture to being labeled a feminist performance artist, Adrienne tackles it all in her comedy shows. The title alone peaked my interest and after seeing this show in June at Joe's Pub, I can't stop thinking about it.' - Call Me Adam
‘Nutty comic genius.’ West Australian ****