comedy · john gilkey and the idiot workshop present · Ages 18+ · United States

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KIRSTEN VANGSNESS uncertified reviewer June 23, 2013
A truly great truly weird show. See it ... full review
JEREMY HOHN uncertified reviewer June 23, 2013
Please, please, PLEASE go see this show. From the moment you enter the room, there is movement, and you get the feeling that the performance has already begun. For the performers, and yourself, safe is your seat. The theater is hot, but the performers are HOTTER. I can't be sure what you will see at Wet The Hippo with it's "improv, sort of" nature, but if it is anything like last night's 7:30 performance, it will the most honest work you will see of any show at the Fringe this year. I could have enjoyed this work for another hour, no problem.... full review
STEPHANIE O'NEILL uncertified reviewer June 26, 2013
This show was absurd!! You definitely have to go there with them but if you choose to you will find yourself on a delightfully silly ride. A melding of clown, movement and improvisation, John Gilkey coaches the characters throughout the performance as if he were a conductor. The actors give it their all and are pushed to the max. At the end of it all, I felt refreshed by the pure wackiness. ... full review
DAVID ANIS uncertified reviewer June 25, 2013
This blew me away! It's a show in the most basic sense of the word. This talented and striving troupe led by John in performance invite you to join them as they show you everything they've got. Constantly striving towards honesty and 'truth' in performance, connection and exploration. Improvised but structured. Outrageous but honest. This is not the kind of 'show' you are expecting. It's a different and exciting form of performance. I loved it.... full review
IAN FEDERGREEN certified reviewer June 22, 2013
Willfully and purposelessly bizarre. The cast literally jumps around the stage shouting gibberish. Rivals Philosophy in the Boudoir for actors masturbating onstage. fringeblog.webs.com... full review
NAOMI BENNETT certified reviewer June 25, 2013
I would never have gone to this show had I not seen their bit at the Fringe Cabaret. Though filled with non sequiturs and with no clear storyline, the cast of WET THE HIPPO ran on their total commitment and complete trust and ability to listen to each other. I was totally engaged the entire time, and even the bits I had seen before were still hysterically funny! A must see for the Fringe!... full review
JOANN PARKS certified reviewer June 23, 2013
Best thing I've seen in the theatre since I can remember. Most creative, weird, funny, poignant "performances"! NOT like regular improv which is sometimes boring and flat; I was breathless from laughing. ... full review
KEVIN DELIN certified reviewer June 23, 2013
Improv like you've never seen before. Every night is different, of course, but expect to see a violin - er, viola - on stage, played rather well. Also expect physical interpretative dance that becomes improv in a surprisingly seamless way. The entire troupe is great, standouts for the night I saw include Tyler Watson who has a truly bizarre understanding of his physical being, Gabe McKinney who transformed himself into a reptilian demon worthy of Edward Gorey, Tim Reid's philosophizing about the nature of work, as well as household curtains (on the first floor), which was deeper than many scripted monologues, Natalie Palamides who knows how to drool better than a 4 month old baby, and Claire Titelman who has an incredible discussion with a ... full review
JOANNA SYIEK certified reviewer June 24, 2013
One of those shows I could watch over and over. This troupe of actors truly brings improv/sketch to the next level, inviting the audience into their weird and wonderful wedding of absurd and naturalistic scenes. My favorite of the Fringe fare thus far. Not to be missed!... full review
GITA ENDORE certified reviewer June 24, 2013
Claire Titelman invited me (full disclosure) I loved what she and Michael did. Natalie could be the next Sarah Val (Vowell). And the guy (in the Free Bradley Manning shirt the night I was there) he's the whole package. We're all going to say "we saw him when..."... full review