Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Man, Two Guvnors: Whatta show!

In the late '70s I saw the late Dick Shawn play Fabulous Fantastic, Jr. in THE SECOND GREATEST ENTERTAINER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. I didn't think I or an audience could laugh any harder or longer than I did that night, but OM, TG made it happen last night. The cast and crew break the fourth wall at the edge of the stage and break all the rules of a proper Broadway show. I rank the laugh factor equal to Pryor, Chappelle, and the Marx Brothers. After the finale, the standing ovation grew as each part of the troupe came out for their bows, leading to a complete standing ovation when James Corden came out. I had never seen a complete standing ovation before. They are closing this weekend. Spend the baby's college tuition on this one. (That's the kind of cheeky humor you'll find in this show, which is not for the offendable.) You won't regret it.

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