How to Hate Yourself

comedy · imlaura inc · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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JENNY MARLOWE certified reviewer June 21, 2015
In the course of this solo show, Laura House spends a lot of time on light self-mockery -- calling herself out for indulging some of the most tired old tropes of solo shows ("SOLO SHOW, SOLO SHOW, SOLO SHOW... CANCER, CANCER, CANCER" a loudspeaker echoes, after House begins a bit about cancer). Unfortunately, it is, in fact, still a solo show with an unironic bit about cancer. Calling herself out for it doesn't change that. There are a few really hilarious moments -- House is obviously an extremely gifted comic writer. But I feel like this show isn't quite sure what it is. It hovers half-way between a dramatic monologue and a standup routine, and I think it might benefit from committing to one or the other. To be effective in a performanc... full review
BRUCE DANIELS certified reviewer June 23, 2015
Five Stars! Laura House takes you on a ride that you won't forget! This show is well written and expertly performed and directed. I will happily see this show again!... full review
ALDO PISANO certified reviewer June 23, 2015
This show is fantastic! Laura will take you on a unique, raw, and hilarious adventure. You'll walk away thinking of new and funny ways in which to "hate yourself", AND despite that, you'll leave the theater with fresh insights on how to lead a more fulfilled life. ... full review
JULIA CALLAHAN certified reviewer June 23, 2015
Laura House is hilarious. And heartbreaking. Serious and silly. This show was wonderful. Vascillating between gut-busting hilarity and sorrowful moments, <i>How To Hate Yourself</i> ran the gauntlet that any great show runs. Making the audience think while keeping them laughing. Wonderful show. ... full review
LEON MANDEL certified reviewer June 23, 2015
Great Los Angeles theater is alive and well. Laura House made me feel like I was in her shoes, I was on stage not just with her in spirit, but as her spirit. Laura and the audience became one and the same. Suddenly her laughter and pain became my laughter and pain. This absolutely hilarious, poignant show was an experience of unifying transcendence between performer and audience and a heart-felt exercise in empathy. I came to see an ironic send up of motivational speakers, but what I got was all that plus a deeply moving show and yes… a T-shirt.... full review
MATT CHAPMAN certified reviewer June 28, 2015
Laura's show is a fantastic and funny solo show. Normally not my thing but she makes it very accessible and super hilarious. Enjoyed it immensely.... full review