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Straight White Men Trying To Woke

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

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AMY SCHUMACHER certified reviewer June 09, 2019
This show is held up by thought provoking dialogue and great performances. The writing is really great! I actually wasn't ready for it to be over. It left me wanting more, that's for sure. ... full review
BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 27, 2019
tagged as: football · fantasy · Sketch Comedy
Five short sketches that attempt to explore the current political, social, dating, and sexual baggage that comes with being a cis, white male today. The show ended with an absolute bang.... full review
HILLARY KANE certified reviewer June 24, 2019
I loved that this show addressed some important and pressing issues with humor and sensitivity. It was LOL funny but made me think back to some bonehead moves of my own. I am a longtime fan of Chris Valenti, and he never disappoints. SMTTW was my first FRINGE experience, and I am looking forward to next year... full review
DAN JH certified reviewer June 22, 2019
A cleverly crafted and hilarious dose of sketch comedy with a provocative background of social commentary that is extremely important to tackle in today's political climate. This is a play that will not disappoint its audience for even a second. You will be on the edge of your seat laughing and pondering the entire time. One could almost be forgiven for believing that they were watching SNL live from Hollywood.... 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
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
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER encore judge 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
MIKE REYES certified reviewer June 19, 2019
tagged as: funny · political · woke · comedy
‚ÄčThis 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
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
KATHY F certified reviewer June 15, 2019
Very timely and entertaining. ... full review