Four Clowns presents Me Rich You Learn

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

world premiere
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BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer 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 for more details.... full review
SCATHACH COTTER certified reviewer June 12, 2013
This is my first year attending Hollywood Fringe, and Me Rich You Learn was my first show. I was blown away. Zach and Adam remind me of Dean and Jerry. I was laughing from start to finish. I also learned why you don't mess with the IRS... You can read my full review at ... full review
IAN FEDERGREEN certified reviewer June 14, 2013
This show is indescribable in the best way. The story of a tax cheat and his IRS handler is really a platform for a torrent of gags, verbal and physical- made better by the fact that neither man once breaks character. The commitment is incredible. It breaks my heart that someone might sit through one of the pieces of shit I've endured rather than see this show. All I can do is add my voice to the chorus recommending you go. full review
SHEANA OCHOA certified reviewer June 17, 2013
The word of the night: Professional. As I entered the Fringe Main Stage to see Four Clowns’ Me Rich You Learn, the energy of the full house carried me to my seat. I knew I was seeing a comedy, but I had no idea about the story. Turns out, that’s the joke. The “show” never comes off as the seemingly improvisational shenanigans of the talented Adam Carpenter playing “Martin” and Zach Steel playing “TR Hammer” delay the show’s agenda of teaching the audience how to become rich in order to deliver the real story: Underlying the digressions, Carpenter and Steel have seamlessly written a play about the sweetly diabolical love/hate relationship between Martin and TR Hammer. That is the story: their quirky, competitive, co-dependent, endearing r... full review
CINDY MARIE JENKINS certified reviewer June 18, 2013
It sort of felt like 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' without the drugs. My mouth was agape in shock and uneven laughter the entire time, and I loved it. A couple of audience members get to really participate while the rest of us slowly watch these men unravel. Or is it just a normal day at the office? Civilization and its conventions are mostly absurd. If you've ever had to laugh off a hefty parking ticket or audit, you'll appreciate MRYL. ... full review
ROBERT MACHRAY certified reviewer June 22, 2013
terrific funny clever stupid brilliant... full review
JESSE HERWITZ certified reviewer June 23, 2013
Me Rich You Learn is a raunchy two-man show where the intended show is not the actual show and the actual show is something of a task to describe. As part of his community service, ‘Tax Criminal’ TR Hamer (Zach Steel) must present an ‘educational course’ to an audience, us, relaying the pitfalls of tax evasion. Present to ensure that Hamer completes his ‘scripted show’ is IRS Agent Martin Almond (Adam Carpenter). However, much of what comes about over the hour length performance has very little do with financial strategies and more to do with a series of crowd pleasing and often crowd engaging routines. It is only with about fifteen minutes remaining that the puerile Steel declares, “We’re going to do the show now!” Me Rich You Learn pres... full review
JAMIE GALL certified reviewer June 25, 2013
Check out my full review here: This show will have you laughing throughout the entire show not knowing what the heck is going to happen next. ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 25, 2013
Clowns are the best. What grander purpose can one strive for than making others laugh? Okay, okay finding a cure for “cancer- Alzheimer’s-the common cold-world hunger-Ann Coulter” would be spiffy, but we’re talking clowns here! Not clowns with multiple PHDs for finding a remedy for cancer, not clowns with a sixteen ton weight handy to drop on Ann Coulter, just your good ol’, God bless ‘em variety of clowns who’ll make you chortle till milk shoots out your proboscis. The Four Clowns Company, a perennial favorite of the Fringe audiences, are back with “Me Rich-You Learn”, a wonderfully wacky romp guaranteed to get the dairy product blasting outa beaks for miles around. The narrative frame of the show has the simplicity of Lego bloc... full review