Straight White Men Trying To Woke

comedy · chris valenti · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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SUE MORAN certified reviewer June 16, 2019
A fun thought-provoking ride. ... full review
LIANA MESAIKOU certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Strong writing, highly entertaining, extremely relevant, it leaves you wanting more!... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: comedy · social issues · good fun
Chris Valente has been a part of the Fringe for many years but I have never been able to make any of his previous shows. Luckily, I was able to squeeze this one in, and very glad I did. It was a humorous way to address these serious issues, and was well received. Come on out and laugh at these white man “mistakes.”... full review
LORI KELLER certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Well written, strong performances, tight direction, intelligent and very funny. Straight White Men #Trying to Woke will make you laugh more than once, and think twice. A really fun way to spend 50 minutes! ... full review
MEGAN FORD-MILLER certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: smart · woke · modern · hilarious · snl worthy
This is the gold standard of sketch comedy for fringe! Excellent writing with current topics and out of box ideas, and very well cast. The last sketch is SNL worthy go just for the "fantasy" football! ... full review
LARA REPKO certified reviewer June 19, 2019
The chemistry between the actors was wonderful to watch. In fact, half of the fun was just watching them be playful together. I felt like I was watching a bunch of grown-up kids (wait...isn't this what adults are?) having a blast together on-stage. This show may seem like a light-hearted comedy and it most definitely is, however, it is also full of lessons on how covert racism is inherent in so many of us (especially white folks). As a white person myself, I definitely learned how easy it is to say something completely and utterly *stupid* without even realizing it BUT how that doesn't excuse me from saying it. ... full review
MIKE REYES certified reviewer June 19, 2019
tagged as: comedy · woke · political · funny
​This show is five quick pieces examining the middle age white male struggle to understand his role during the tumultuous times today. Nothing is off limits during this succinct and faced paced fifty-minute show. Straight White Men Trying To Woke discusses important issues from navigating today's current geopolitical climate, casual racism, religious fanaticism, finance lessons for millennial's and gender identity ... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER certified reviewer June 20, 2019
Clever and smartly written, the vignettes range from laugh out loud funny (third piece) to a perfect cringe factor contextually provided with thorough wit and social commentary (first piece) that create a hopeful perspective to guide and enhance the way in which we view our world.... full review
STACY DYMALSKI certified reviewer June 20, 2019
The comedy writing in this was so good, that several of the sketches are "SNL" or "In Living Color" worthy. Seriously, this is better than most of the stuff on network TV. If you like laughing, go see this show. ... full review
DAVID BEATTY certified reviewer June 20, 2019
A well directed, excellently performed and particularly well written comedy about the trying times we live in and how some dudes just don't get it. ... full review