FRINGE REVIEW: Help! I’m American – a laugh-a-minute

Monday Magazine's theatre critic Sheila Martindale reviews Help! I'm American

The title Help! I’m American! is indicative of the content – comedian DK Reinemer reflects the aplologetic tone of many folks south of the 49th for what is happening in their country.  However, the show is billed as ‘only-slightly-political’ and off-the-wall humour is the main theme here.

This young guy is full of infectious energy and is good at winding his audience up, so many of the 60 minutes run like a pep talk.  And he keeps everyone on their toes with quick quizzes about a skit that happened earlier in the show.  Be warned that if you sit near the front you may be pulled onto the stage and expected to join DK in a spontaneous improv session!  Kudos to Heather, the young woman he kept dragging into the spotlight on the first night, for her shy ability to be part of the crazy action!

Help! I’m American! is a laugh-a-minute hour of fun.  Enjoy!

It runs four more times at Wood Hall (907 Pandora Street) where the tickets are $11, $9 for students and seniors, with your Fringe button.

 

Thursday August 31 at 10:00 pm

Friday September 1 at 5:30 pm

Saturday September 2 at 7:00 pm

Sunday September 3 at 3:00 pm

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with daring date nights

From axe throwing to escape rooms to dance lessons, there’s many ways to have fun with a partner

Black History in B.C. celebrated throughout February

A variety of historical and cultural events are on tap around Greater Victoria

FILM REVIEW: ‘1917’ portrays war on the run

Ordinary soldiers take on a seemingly impossible mission in Best Picture Oscar front runner

WATCH: Bedouin Soundclash opening their 2020 tour in Victoria

One of the 2000s’ biggest bands touring in support of 2019 release, MASS

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Tickets for March 6-14 celebration of all things crafty on sale now

Fashion Fridays: The basics you need for your body type

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Music coffee house returns to Metchosin with new name

Java Jive Coffee House set to run every fourth Saturday at the Metchosin Community House

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python… Continue reading

Spring author’s reading series kicks off early in Sidney

Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society hosting Yasuko Thanh and Carla Funk for Feb. 7 event

Most Read