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So I was at a Threesome Last Week

 

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So I was at a Threesome Last Week is 60 minutes of hilariously crude and creative comedy—provided you’re the right audience for what Dion Arnold and Alex Sparling are selling. If you’re a fan of the sort of college comedies where someone sleeps with another guy’s mom, people drink from red cups and then Blink-182 plays—this is your play. That’s all to the show's credit. So I was at Threesome Last Week knows what it is, loves what it is, and is good at what it does. It’s the kind of laughs that you get with a few friends, a few beers, and a good story about awkward sex. Arnold and Sparling are quick on their feet, have a good eye for a room, and have a fun and genuine relationship. It’s a buddy comedy and is thoroughly enjoyable. Reviewed by Lucas Provencher.
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3/ 5


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  • 5:45 pm - 2017/08/18
  • 4:00 pm - 2017/08/19
  • 5:45 pm - 2017/08/20
  • 5:45 pm - 2017/08/21
  • 9:15 pm - 2017/08/22
  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/23
  • 5:45 pm - 2017/08/24
  • 7:30 pm - 2017/08/25
  • 5:45 pm - 2017/08/26
  • 2:45 pm - 2017/08/27



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Posted 2017/08/19 by


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3 Reviews


  1.  

    Welcome to the eve before the 2017, 36th annual Edmonton Fringe Festival.
    Your reviewer has just received his list of shows. And your reviewer is not happy about it. Well specifically about one show. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll preemptively start my review of So I was at a Threesome Last Week with
    Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Uggggggh.

    We’ll begin with the title.
    Two boys had sex with a woman. Their peepees may have boinked. Oh wow. Very inventive. I bet the show starts with how they lost their virginity’s.
    Dion Arnold and Alex Sparling immediately strike me as the kind of people who revere fart jokes and laugh when old people fall.
    Nevertheless, being a person who’s had actual real adult sex, I’ve always craved the wisdom that only teenage boys can impart when it comes to “doin it”.

    Their chemistry, while not feeling forced, is unsettling. I’ll never understand why people sleep with standup comics, especially when stories like this get out. These word clowns maintain they’re not the kind of “shitty bros” you’d expect this kind of story from, but every inch of their being betrays that. Sparling tries to feign both innocence and a reluctance to intimacy outside of a four year relationship, but he has very clearly spent his entire life drinking, in hopes something cool might happen. He’s also missing half his face which only makes the story that much more unbelievable.
    Gross.
    Arnold is the self proclaimed “handsome bad boy” of the two, but comes across as a walking trailer for every American Pie sequel. In which he plays the pie.
    Within the first minutes his over inflated self confidence reveals the only direction this can go in, leaving Sparling to play the role of an unwilling participant dragged to review a sex show.
    It’s painful writing that, but artistically it make sense to compare Sparling and I as the underdog in a show that has no winners. Only wieners.

    If you do insist on watching this show. Watch it alone. With a bag over your head.

    Having said all that, the Fridge joke is money.

    Tickets Here:
    https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:1424

    Bags Here:
    http://www.clearbags.com/Plastic-Bags‎




  2.  
    Macks

    I havent seen the fringe show yet but I was fortunate enough to catch the preview a little while back and I’m stoked to see it this week! The show was absolutely hilarious and Dion and Alex are both amazing comedians (and total babes). They have a great on stage chemistry which just adds to the show. If you have the time this is one show you don’t want to miss this fringe fest!




  3.  
    Derek Pluim

    Ok, so threesomes are cool and all, but this show offers so much more depth than that. (Pun intended?) These two are real and seriously funny. Together they are able to tactfully address some very complex and sensitive issues. The script is tight and quite evidently well rehearsed; yet, these seasoned comedians are not afraid of audience participation. I strongly recommend this show to anyone who wants to have the insecurities, humility, and humanity of bold new sexual encounters laid out in a fun, interactive true-story narrative. (p.s. it’s totally safe to bring your mom).





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