Dickin' Around

Solo Show · unmuted participants · Ages 18+ · United States of America

one person show
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AOIFE FAGAN-RIDDLE certified reviewer June 19, 2022
Honest, hilarious and at times heartbreaking! The most original show I have seen in a long time!... full review
ELISE ROBERTSON certified reviewer June 03, 2022
tagged as: poignant · hilarious · Bawdy
A raw, intimate, & hilarious look into one man's journey to becoming a 'professional gay'. Michael floats seamlessly between the bawdy and the poignant in this exuberantly executed piece. I laughed out loud so many times as he shared his sexual experiences which ranged from alone time in his room to multiple encounters through the dating apps and back again. I loved his inventive use of props, but beware that if you sit in the front row, you may get sprayed by a sticky substance :) It's not until you are well into the piece that you come to realize that all of the raunchy fun has drawn you into Michael's most intimate world, where he confides feelings of fear, triumph, loneliness, and ultimately growth. A sensitive portrait of a young ga... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 07, 2022
tagged as: growth · queer · gay · physical · funny · sexual · raunchy
Michael, the writer, producer, and actor is very intelligent and a hoot. The show was engaging, raunchy, human, and hysterical. Enjoy his weird brain and human journey and go see him dickin’ around! ... full review
DESTINY GOWDY certified reviewer June 07, 2022
tagged as: sex · honest · grindr · apps · sexuality · gay · physical comedy
Dickin Around is a deceptively delightful show with unexpected depth. Yes, it was the cheeky and effective (if girthy) advertisement for this show that got my attention in a sea of Fringe flyers. That said, the flyer perhaps undersells careful quality and emotional range of this thoughtfully hilarious show. Michael Lyon gives us a uniquely earnest performance that is grounded with a natural effervescence. Post-show, I learned of his background in clown training, which definitely shines through in this open hearted performance. At its highest points, Dickin Around is a beautiful marriage of chaotically beautiful physical comedy and authentic revelations about young love, sexuality, and independence. Bottom Line: Michael is one to w... full review
BEN MOROSKI certified reviewer June 08, 2022
Dickin' Around was a joy. Michael performed with such ease and brought us into his vulnerable world with aplomb. A ride worth taking!... full review
ANIKA RAMLO certified reviewer June 08, 2022
Dickin' Around is equal parts hilarious and touching. Michael has written a show with a really nice arc to it-- he cleverly and deftly weaves together elements from his first 5 minutes onstage with moments later on. Highly recommend as I expect those with and without dicks alike will relate to the character's plight!... full review
JOSIAH BLOUNT certified reviewer June 09, 2022
tagged as: gay · solo · alien · comedic · humorous · wild · funny
Dickin Around’ is a hilarious journey through one man’s heartbreak and into self actualization. It was laugh out loud funny, Michael is a brilliant, intelligent, comedic voice. I was engaged, surprised, grossed out, turned on, tickled, and exhilarated throughout the show. And it was beautiful to witness the culmination of one man’s introspection throughout the pandemic. Brava!!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2022
tagged as: hilarious · funny · relationship · pride · gay · solo show
Must see. Hilarious, energetic, and strikingly honest.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2022
tagged as: pride
Michael's show is equal parts hilarious and emotional, raunchy and vulnerable. He deftly weaves back and forth between sexual, physical humor and raw, relatable emotions. I'm sure you'll laugh but you'll also find yourself catapulted to the complexities and pain of loving one who mistreats you. That way that Michael dunks your head in cold water one moment and flips you over joyfully in the the next that makes the writing and the performance exciting and dynamic. It's an hour you won't forget in the best way!... full review
BREE WERNICKE certified reviewer June 12, 2022
tagged as: daring · touching · funny
Dickin' Around is riveting and terrifically funny, with moments of beautiful honesty. It'll have you laughing so hard you can't breathe. There is a LOT going on, but none of it felt superfluous or unnecessary, and you're in good hands as Michael Lyons takes you along on this journey of sex, sweat, and lateral epicondylitis.... full review