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FRINGE REVIEW: Misadventures of a Massage Therapist

Do you love a good work-related story?  Boy, I know I sure do.  There's nothing like listening to the ceaseless whinging of the Office Blues - or massage parlour in this case.  From poop to pooping to getting pooped on  - by mice, Misadventures' has it all for the coprophiliac in your life.  And I do mean that.  I counted no fewer than three follies aux fecal during the production's running time, though I do love a good poop joke as much as the next man.  However, despite a near breathless performance from one man zeitgeist, Jason Brasher, 'Misadventures' does feel over-long when you consider that you are listening to a series of disjointed stories that probably would have been funnier had you been there yourself.  Occasionally, Brasher's delivery misfires, overcomplicating needlessly and often letting the audience in on the punchline before the joke is finished.  But really, I question the necessity of paying someone 12 dollars to hear them bitch about their job when I can get that at home for free.

Two and a half out of five stars.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 14th, 2010 at 11:34am     

Comments: 2

sonja wrote:

This was a truly awful Fringe theatre misadventure........
Incredibly, this show managed to insult on so many levels at once it was positively bewildering. Drawing from the most low level stand-up comedy, Brasher's unsuccesssful attempts at humour were mean, offensive and stupid. Despite his hyped up stage presence, which just served to irritate, this show proved that you can't make something out of nothing, no matter how hard you try.
This cretinous creature should not be a therapist and should not be on stage, except perhaps in a sordid nightclub full of drunk degenerates.

on Aug 17th, 2010 at 2:45pm Report Abuse

Aaron Marko wrote:

I like the cut of your jib, lady. You're alright in my book! Truth be told, I feel this is one of the more dishonest reviews as in my honest opinion 'Misadventures' was a real shit show. Brasher's stories really weren't all that entertaining and he comes across as the guy that everyone at work says is SOOO funny. I wish I could have done more to dissuade you from going and spending your money on something much more worthwhile like 'It's Raining In Barcelona', but oh well.

on Aug 18th, 2010 at 8:40pm Report Abuse

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