It’s always risky when a performer must rely on a responsive (and full) audience to have a great show, and it’s always risky to put on a show where each audience member’s experience is shaped by those other audience members around them. Unfortunately, Craig Shaynak’s 2011 and 2012 Fringe Hit “I Am Google” does exactly that.
Now, please don’t get me wrong – there are parts of this show I did enjoy – such as Shaynak’s many voices and a section of the show where he acted out something you can find on Amazon.com (a bald horse) – but over all the comedy just isn’t all the funny and feels, more often than not, a little forced. Jokes get reused, apologies for not being funny enough get made, and what is ultimately a great concept for a one man show falls a little short in my opinion.
Maybe I caught the show on an off day, but, overall it seemed like “Google” was trying too hard with no results.