OF THE FUNNY
EARNS CRITICAL PRAISE FOR ITS
ORIGINAL COMEDY THEATER WORKS!
its five years in New York City as a continuously performing comedy
theater troupe, SHOCK OF THE FUNNY had critics agreeing: This company
was a major comedy force to be reckoned with! Shock started from
nothing and eventually performed 4 different shows per week at their
home base, the St. Mark's Studio at 94 St. Mark's Place. With founder
Mike Player at the helm, 13 different shows were produced and 325 total
some critical responses:
YORK POST (Bill Ervolino) -
"Energetic and wonderful. Shock specializes in tight
improvs, delightful character bits, and refreshingly different setups.
After ten minutes ... you'll be making plans for a return visit."
MAGAZINE (Gary Mennitt) -
"You might become a member of this fast-growing and
often winning family ... very funny!"
(David Kaufman) -
"We were instantly won over ... a delight."
YORK NATIVE (L.C. Cole) -
"Agile and humorous ... shows promise for the
VOICE (Evelyn McDonnell) -
"A comedy variety show ... cast sing, act and joke
with the professional swing of an improv troupe."
THING (Blake Williams) -
"HIgh tempo ... comic acrobats. Eclectic diversions
who booked the troupe, and
ordinary audience members gave glowing reports:
(Beverly Sambrotto, Director of Visitor's Services) -
"A refreshing and extraordinary troupe - sold out
six performances for the Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist."
(National Booking Agency - Robert Fitzgerald, Account Executive) -
"Mike Player and his crew are true professionals who
can be counted on to deliver the goods night in and night out."