Four Clowns presents Me Rich You Learn

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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JESS LACHER certified reviewer · June 25, 2013
This is a fantastic, strange, and memorable adventure. One of my favorite shows in a long time!... full review

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ANDREW VIZCARRA certified reviewer · June 08, 2013
If you only go to one show throughout Fringe (and I hope you go to many) this is the one that you should see!!!!!! Zach and Adam are so great together. The show is unconventional in the sense that it takes place onstage, backstage and in your face. There is audience participation and a lots of surprises. But most of all, the writing and direction are perfectly on key with the incredible ranges of Zach and Adam's acting skills. The line between improvisation and scripted routines are really transparent. Zach and Adam really give everything they got in this outrageous performance. Prepare to laugh your ass off and enjoy a truly unique experience in theatre. The Four Clowns really brought the goods this year. It's no surprise that this s... full review

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HOLT BAILEY certified reviewer · June 25, 2013
Truly a brilliant show. One of the best I've seen in awhile. Impossible to describe, but hilarious from start to finish. What starts, seemingly, as a comedic riff on a tax seminar devolves into madness by the show's end. The physicality of the performers mixed with the delightful absurdity of the show had me, literally, convulsing with laughter. You do not want to miss this show, if only to see "Princess Baby" being weighed on stage using one of the actors as a scale. GO SEE IT!... full review

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MATT SOSON certified reviewer · June 14, 2013
Very fun show! Got pulled from the audience, and had a blast. When I wasn't laughing my face off, I was happily entranced by watching the freedom of the two performers onstage. Watching two very strange and wonderful people just let go and fuck around is always a great time. And these two have a particularly wonderful working relationship in comedy.... full review

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PETER KARINEN certified reviewer · June 09, 2013
Steel and Carpenter have been making comedy together for years, and it shows. Their timing, style, and unique voices shine in their performances. Their energy is incredible, and the jokes are irreverent and hilarious. IF YOU ENJOY LAUGHING AND/OR MARSHMALLOWS, GO SEE ME RICH YOU LEARN!... full review

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BOB LEGGETT examiner.com · June 08, 2013
As a veteran comic used to say "And now for something completely different." This is not the Four Clowns you are used to. Yes, there is a clown in the production, but no, this is not a tender story about virtue and love. This is a slapstick comedy, in the vein of the Marx Brothers or The Three Stooges. This show is destined to be a comedic hit, and if the crowds at last night's preview were any indication, this show will sell out the remainder of its performances. If you love to laugh until you almost pee yourself, this is definitely the show for you. Highly recommended! Check out my review at Examiner.com for more details.... full review

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EVITA CASTINE certified reviewer · June 08, 2013
I didn’t know what to expect coming to the show. I remembered going to the circus as a kid and seeing clowns there with my father, so I was curious to find out what the show was about. From start to finish, I was laughing hysterically. This is not the clown show I remember from yesteryears - it’s adult, it’s snarky, uproarious, dirty, unpredictable, in short - it’s clowning! I laughed so hard my stomach almost split open. I dodged marshmallows, shouted with the rest of the crowd, cried, and laughed - every emotion! Stars Zachary Steele and Adam Carpenter took me through it with their incredibly nuanced performance. Afterwards, I reflected on what skill it must take to get this good - the directing and the entire creative team did a magnifice... full review

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JOE DESOTO certified reviewer · June 08, 2013
I saw Four Clowns’ “That Beautiful Laugh” at last year’s Fringe and was an instant fan of the company. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into “Me Rich You Learn” (mostly due to the noticeable absence of the iconic red nose). Is it a clown show or something else entirely? What I got, however, was the pleasantest of surprises: a clown show for grown-ups! Zachary Steele and Adam Carpenter have created, without a doubt, one of the most outrageously brilliant comedies I’ve seen in recent years. This show is the definition of balls-to-the-wall. It’s raunchy, it’s rowdy, it’s in your face, and, most importantly, it’s an absolute riot. At one point I was actually laughing so hard my sides hurt. And that doesn’t happen often. The piece itself... full review

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LAURA KINDRED certified reviewer · June 09, 2013
Always highly enjoyable to see two performers who've perfected their ping pong. This show is a strange and hysterical romp, complete with a Shakespearean false ending you never thought you'd laugh at. Better than Game of Thrones.... full review

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ADAM REYNOLDS certified reviewer · June 09, 2013
Zack and Adam were two of the first comedians I worked with when I moved to LA in 2006. They made me laugh then and they continue to make me laugh now. Their senses of timing and delivery are so precise and the chemistry between the two of them is obvious. Go see this show and ejaculate tears! ... full review

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