Four Clowns presents The Halfwits' Last Hurrah

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
Add Your Review

certified reviewers


all reviewers


all press

JAZMINE GREEN certified reviewer June 07, 2015
tagged as: clown · funny · burlesque · circus · variety act · variety show
Full disclosure: Jeremy Aluma is my baby daddy. But even still, I can honestly say this show was delightful. I left with a happy heart and aching cheeks from so much smiling. Four Clowns took their antics to a whole new level with this show and the result doesn't disappoint. With acrobatics, a stilt walker, a ventriloquist, and burlesque there is something in it for everyone. ... full review
MICHAEL WAUGH certified reviewer June 17, 2015
The Halfwits Last Hurrah is a combination of Vaudeville, Burlesque, Gypsy acrobatics and Ringling/B&B circus with just a hint of MTV. "Now performing in the center ring... Butterbeans! LIVE from the fringe!!... full review
ELIZABETH STEELE certified reviewer June 18, 2015
tagged as: Acrobatic · raunchy · clowns
This is a fun and impressive show that can easily be used as a template to explore theater's role in a town ruled by the on camera industry. Everyone in the cast makes great use of improv and the setting of a side show attraction allows the audience to revel in the simplicity of entertainment. But the real McCoy in his/her slick white suit is the perfect, lovable villain. The show isn't afraid to have heart when it ends on a sweet ukulele duet. ... full review
BEN ODELL certified reviewer June 19, 2015
If you can get tickets, GO! Four Clowns always moves me to laughter... and often to tears. This show is bawdy comedy, impressive acrobatics and polished showmanship...all with a raw, off-the-cuff feel that involves the audience by keeping the performance alive with an electric sense of physical and improvisational danger. Disguised as a loose Vaudevillian variety show full of taboo humor and gags, the cartoonish characters still evoke empathy, and each turn out to have a soul, a purpose, and a transformational journey. Ultimately all the crazy energy opens us up to profound sympathy and tenderness for two of the characters, and their relationship touches us more deeply than if we hadn't laughed and loosened up. GREAT FUN! GO!... full review
EDWARD GOODMAN certified reviewer June 24, 2015
I haven't read all the other reviews so forgive me if I'm covering the same old ground. Funny, expertly executed, right on. A great show. But what really struck me is how the clowns aren't afraid to take the audience to some pretty dark places. It's not just an hour of gags and pratfalls. There's plenty of substance going on as well. So, bravo clowns, not just for delivering the brilliant, funny show I expected, but for delivering the thoughtful, even challenging show I did not.... full review
DILIANS SOSA certified reviewer June 26, 2015
If you're looking for nipple tassels, acrobatics, and laughter, THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH is a must-see at this year's Fringe! As soon as you step into line you are enveloped by an overwhelming amount of positive energy from both the crew that helped put this show together and the audience waiting in anticipation to see what these clowns have created. This show makes the audience just as important as the characters on stage and it's this sort of relationship that makes the audience sit at the edge of their chairs. There are very few times in theater where I fail to acknowledge the passage of time and this is one of them. I laughed throughout the whole show and when it finally ended it was hard to believe an hour had passed by. If you're look... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 05, 2015
tagged as: vaudeville · burlesque · comedy
This is the quirky, ditzy, dirty, vaudeville you’ve been waiting for all year. A potpourri of mayhem with a smile. Highly recommended. ~Gia On The Move (Official Press) ... full review
SEBASTIAN GALVEZ certified reviewer June 05, 2015
"The Halfwits' Last Hurrah!" is a great Fringe show. Excellent physical theatre. Very entertaining and the production is impecable! I had a good time. Thank you!... full review
WENDY GOUGH certified reviewer June 05, 2015
SO MUCH FUN! Super skilled clowning action. ... full review
KEVIN KRIEGER certified reviewer June 05, 2015
tagged as: physical
This show is unstoppable. It is impossible to get bored when a show is as carefully crafted and fine tuned as The Halfwits Last Hurrah. Embracing the spirit of play, with a nice little dose of heart, this show leaves you ticklish with its endless physical gags, lyrical wit and a through line that takes you out of the Theater Asylum and right into Butterbean's wondrous show of misfits. Fun. Just some good old fun.... full review