Four Clowns presents Me Rich You Learn

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

world premiere
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Review by JOE DESOTO

June 08, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

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 is smartly written and expertly performed by Zach and Adam. They make a perfect comedic duo, one that I hope to see in future productions (sequel pretty please?). More than anything, I’m thrilled to see Four Clowns bringing the rarely experienced and even more rarely appreciated art of clowning to new audiences. What more can I say? GO SEE THIS SHOW!

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