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How to Hate Yourself

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

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TOM D uncertified reviewer June 06, 2015
Hilarious and heartbreaking. Laura is a brilliant writer and an amazing performer. She made me hate myself even more than I already did! And that's really saying something! Definite fringe fest must see. ... full review
VINCENT BROWN uncertified reviewer June 06, 2015
Laura House has created a show that is so funny and raw and touching and great that, even though I am also a writer, I can't even be jealous about how insanely well written this is. And Laura's performance is assured, tonally honest and hilarious. Her super personal story was everyone's story tonight. I really, really recommend it. ... full review
MELINDA HILL uncertified reviewer June 06, 2015
Laura House has written a hilarious and moving show that is executed masterfully. Don't miss your chance to catch this dynamic and wonderful performance by a true talent with a great message of self acceptance.... full review
LISA BEST uncertified reviewer June 08, 2015
Laura House is a powerhouse performer. I came to the show expecting it to be entertaining, as she's a skilled comic and a gifted writer. But I was blown away by her ability to make you feel. I thought I lost the ability to feel when I peed my pants during the SAT's. But this show makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it inspires you to love yourself while simultaneously hating yourself. It's fucking brilliant. Go to this show.... full review
LIBBY MOLYNEAUX certified reviewer June 10, 2015
tagged as: hilarious · touching · honest
Laura House is not just extremely likable and hilarious, she shares her life story in a breezy, forthcoming style that makes this really funny -- and very forthcoming and personal -- show just fly by.... full review
STEVE SERPAS uncertified reviewer June 14, 2015
The brilliant Laura House hits two bullseyes in one show. Part personal growth seminar spoof, part true-life memoir, she commands the stage and makes you laugh as she's "instructing" you how to hate yourself. This is a great mindfuck twist on self-help movement even as she completely reveals her own story and how she got better. Very, very funny. Go Laura!... full review
ANDREW HEFFERNAN certified reviewer June 16, 2015
tagged as: poignant · heartbreaking · hilarious
I went to HOW TO HATE YOURSELF already a huge House fan, and emerged an even bigger one (soon there will be a name for us...Housies?): the show covers some very tricky territory--divorce, cancer, death, industry-induced self-loathing--without once falling into self-pity--House's boundless humor and inventiveness make it all go down easy. Loved it. Go! ... full review
BETH LITTLEFORD certified reviewer June 27, 2015
tagged as: Funny heartfelt
Laura House is a rare bird. She commands the stage like the incredibly talented comic that she is, but then she lets the audience in, telling very vulnerable, relatable, meaningful stories - laced with laughs, of course, so it's a great ride. But you come away having felt something, learned something. I was moved. How wonderful and rare to come away from seeing a stand up's show, feeling moved by it. Good stuff!... full review
SHARON HOUSTON certified reviewer June 23, 2015
I read most of the reviews and they're dead on, but what I loved MOST about this show is right when you think, "Oh shit, it's about to get really dark...", Laura brings the COMEDY. This is how you know you saw a great show: You quote it the next day at work. "Hey, do you have an Emmy? No? Hate yourself!" Also, I cried 3 times during the show. It... was... beautiful. Shout out to Laura for living it and shout out to Craig Anton for directing the shit out of this tour de force. ... full review
A GIRARD certified reviewer June 25, 2015
I don't know how she did it, but Laura House managed to make a solo show that both embraces and lampoons the whole solo show thing. It's a beautiful burrito of hilarious, heart-breaking, thought-provoking, and snarky stories and insights that will keep circling in your brain for weeks after you see it. So good. ... full review