The Living Room
Amrita Dhaliwal, Gemma Soldati
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Winner of BEST COMEDY at The Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
PICK OF THE FRINGE - Hollywood Fringe Festival 201
Confined to The Living Room, these two Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll. The occupational hazards wear on the clowns as they learn the meaning of life and death. What ensues is an absurd and physical jaunt brimming with audience interaction, existential phone calls, impaired dancing and the love of a goldfish.
Developed at The Lyric Hyperion Theatre in Los Angeles, this show rides the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Employing physical comedy and absurdist theatre techniques, this show leaves the audience laughing and crying and thrust out into the night to ponder it all.
Amrita Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldati are students of Cirque du Soleil's John Gilkey, Spymonkey's Aitor Basauri, The School for Theatre Creators with Paola Coletto, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings Both teach for The Idiot Workshop in Los Angeles. Together they devised a clown show inspired by their loss of loved ones.
★★★★ “They address the big feels with a touch that’s deft and gentle, even when it’s delivered with exaggerated physical comedy, Punjabi nursery rhymes and vodka.” Time Out Melbourne
★★★★ “Hilarity and poignancy merge” The List
★★★★ “Arrestingly unpredictable and entirely sure of itself” Theatre Bubble
★★★★ “I’m not sure anything can prepare you for the full-on attack that is [this] American double act” Everything Theatre
★★★★ “In the best spirit of modern clowning, clever physical comedy abounds, and the absurdity fairly ricochets off the wall, along with the spillage...impeccable timing and control...brilliantly set up gags take us into unexpected territory” Theatre People
"Real poignancy...Smarter than your average clowning" Broadway Baby
"A surreal, clowning, macabre wonder...a stumbled upon gem." ARTery
"Probing gumption equivalent to a Mel Brooks comedy... thinking of Lucille ball and Jerry Lewis. These guys are so damn good they should have their own TV show." Stage Whispers
“Masterful comic performances. Ab Fab meets death. The future of American comedy.” Jessica Knappett
"Laughing the whole way through…transformative and hilarious” The Comedy Bureau
**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
702 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11215