Punch and Judy

comedy · school of night · Ages 17+ · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution certified reviewer June 11, 2016
Henry Mayhew, in 1841, named his pioneering humor magazine after the gleeful little murdering bastard. Neil Gaiman turned to sought him out to use in one of his best graphic novels. Him and the Missus are clues in the 2014 thriller Gone Girl, and in the Marx Brothers’ 1931 Monkey Business Harpo joins them in a performance. There’s even an opera by Harrison Birtwistle. But I gotta say, for fun and merry murdering mayhem, none of them can hold a candle to Christopher Johnson’s live action adaptation of the classic Punch and Judy. For the unacquainted Punch is a happy go lucky, fustigating psychopath, a cross between Bugs Bunny and Ted Bundy. His origins are debated, but probably evolved from 16th century Italian commedia dell’arte, be... full review
SAMUEL FOILES certified reviewer June 11, 2016
For a once in a lifetime experience, go see Punch and Judy. ... full review
CHRISTOPHER CARVER certified reviewer June 11, 2016
Punch and Judy, is the antithesis of Sunday Matinee theater, and I couldn't be happier for it!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2016
tagged as: comedy · hilarious · violent · funny · violently funny
This live adaptation of Punch and Judy is absolutely hilarious! Not a moment goes by when you're not laughing. The actors show their excellent abilities and theatrical prowess in their perfectly cast roles. Director Christopher Johnson did an incredible job adapting this puppet show into a live action play. Incorporating creative elements such as a live, one-man foley, and a partition emulating a puppet stage was genius! The fight choreography by Jen Alberts was superb, and added to the comedic brilliance of this production. Do not miss this brash, gruesome, and uproarious gem!... full review
TROY HEARD certified reviewer June 11, 2016
I remember "Punch and Judy" being my very first theatrical experience many, many years ago. Whatever vague, twisted memories I may have had came rushing back solid with this brilliant, satirical production.... full review
HEATHER TYLER certified reviewer June 11, 2016
Go see!!! Fantastic comedic timing. Fight choreography rocks!! ... full review
TONY FRANKEL certified reviewer June 11, 2016
THE most AWESOME thing at the Fringe.... full review
GABRIELA ORTEGA certified reviewer June 12, 2016
Go see this show! One of the best Fringe shows this year. Dark, dark, dark but totally worth it. ... full review
CJ MERRIMAN certified reviewer June 13, 2016
I cannot impress upon people enough that you MUST see this show. You will see absolutely nothing like it at Fringe.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 13, 2016
Fun and funny, if you can stomach the violence. It's perfectly fringey and very creative.... full review