Mike Schlitt walks a tightrope and risks audience rebellion by going full human-to-human in this hour of thought-provoking commonsensical political diatribe/history/rant. He refreshingly does away with the fourth wall altogether in this intimate conversation with the audience including a very personal and funny phone call from his daughter hitting up her dad for a few bucks for her camp store expense account after which Schlitt delivers a fetchingly serious monologue about parenting. The most satisfying moments occur in the culmination of the evening when he invites the audience to literally choose sides of the stage (echoes of the old labor-side ballad, Which Side Are You On) encouraging us to share with strangers our candid thoughts about political action and the state of the union. I found this a highly effective way to get an audience to reflect and commit to words, our thoughts and feelings about today’s American realpolitik.
What I didn't like
My overall impression
Think Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, with a smidgen of Michael Moore and Viola Spolin thrown in.