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The Poe Show

the poe show fo sho · United States of America

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BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 05, 2015
First off. This show is a lot of fun. While it is just flat out satirical and zany, the actors still stay truthful and committed to their respective roles. The show is very self-aware of itself which is part of the charm. A great fringe show. Secondly, Poe Show does not feel like, or present itself as a play. It is certainly a show of it’s own breed. It flies by as you would assume a talk show would. There is an opening monologue, a bit of banter at Poe’s desk with the Raven. A commercial, guests, commercial, guests, commercial, guest, and a wonderful musical climax. There is a lot of room for fun and play when you have such great iconic figures to work with (Dracula, Mary Shelley, Mark Twain, etc.). I had a TERRIFIC time at this show... full review
CYANNE MCCLAIRIAN certified reviewer June 06, 2015
Love Love LOVED this Show!!! Brilliant, SMART concept with top notch actors who have the ability to go with anything thrown their way. Told in the style of a talk show with hilarious historical commercials... I most definitely got my ab exercise! I laughed so hard I was crying, will most certainly be seeing this again.... & am totally jonesing to see this as web series! THANK YOU!!! ... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: #SeeItLa
#SeeItLA - Brendan Hunt, as the morbid, pragmatic, dead-pan host Edgar Allen Poe had me from the beginning with the sophomoric humor, bad puns and historical/literary references. Set up as a mix between The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live - complete with Top Ten, er Thirteen, list and commercials for fake products - this show is hysterical. There was even a special guest appearance from Shakespeare from the Three Clubs Shakespeare's Last Night Out. If you aren't well versed in Poe's era you will definitely miss quite a few of the references, but for a history/literary nut like me, this was great!... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer June 05, 2015
tagged as: talk show · sketch · tragicomedy
A fantastic, entertaining production based on a clever and well-executed concept. I'd expect nothing less from what amounts to be a team of Fringe All-Stars - both on stage and behind the scenes. I want more Poe show! Seriously, make this a podcast or something!... full review
JOSIE ADAMS certified reviewer June 08, 2015
This show is chock full of delightfully nerdy jokes! It's fast-paced, fun, and perfectly wicked! It's a great show to cap off an evening at the Fringe Fest, and I highly recommend it!... full review
KURT GARDNER certified reviewer June 16, 2015
tagged as: comedy · classic · satire · Burbank · edgar allan poe · dark
Live from Burbank, it’s the perpetually gloomy author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe, hosting his own late-night talk show, and it’s pretty damn hilarious.... full review
GRAYDON SCHLICHTER certified reviewer June 19, 2015
Enter the "studio" take your seat and settle in for the David Allen Poe-tterman* Show! This is a concept so good that I wonder where it's been all my life. Brendan Hunt (Poe) disappears so completely into this role that I almost can't recognize him in the smiling headshot on the show page. His affect his perfect, and there were a few moments in the show where I *think* a small technical glitch occurred and Hunt in his Poe-sona reacted precisely as you would expect. Hunt is supported by a strong ensemble supplying period guests, period advertisements, and period catastrophes! This show nails its concept and then some. Thoroughly entertaining and very inventive, don't miss out! *It's actually The Poe Show, please forgive the portma... full review
JAY GARRETT certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: hilarious · insightful · clever
Great performances and a hilarious concept drive this comedy/satire to be much greater than the sum of its parts. The basic premise of an Edgar Allen Poe themed talk show becomes a very funny look at history seen through a modern lens and modern times seen through a historical lens. By far the standout in this all around solid production is the wit and charm of its lead who is thoroughly a joy to watch. ... full review
FERGUS INTEMANN certified reviewer June 25, 2015
Absurdly funny. Talk show format works brilliantly for the almost one hour length with Brendan Hunt & Ed Goodman holding down the fort. Can't get enough.... full review
DIANA WOODY certified reviewer June 21, 2015
The Poe Show was amazing! Non stop laughter for a full hour. If laughter is the best medicine I have increased my lifespan at least 30 years by going to this show. I loved this show and just recalling the lines makes me chuckle. Thank you Poe Show!... full review