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White Rhino Comedy

 

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In an unconventional take on improv, Toronto-based White Rhino Comedy ask for only one audience prompt before freestyling away. The four dudes—who could benefit from some female energy for balance—showed flashes of brilliance, but unfortunately had more misses than hits. The show existed in a strange limbo between improv and sketch: lacking the "yes-and" openness of improv (too often a potentially funny suggestion was brushed aside unexplored) and also missing the polished timing of a developed sketch. The group didn't always click—could've been opening night jitters—with some scenes struggling to find an ending and others interrupted too soon. Thankfully, improv is never the same twice—and there was evidence of enough talent on stage to leave hope for funnier, tighter shows to come. Reviewed by Josh Marcellin.
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
2.5/ 5


Reader Rating
7 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 7:15 pm - 2017/08/19
  • 12:00 pm - 2017/08/21
  • 6:00 pm - 2017/08/23
  • 1:45 pm - 2017/08/25
  • 12:00 pm - 2017/08/26
  • 7:45 pm - 2017/08/27



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Posted 2017/08/20 by


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2 Reviews


  1.  
    Gary Rhymou

    I have to disagree! This show was by far the funniest my wife and I have seen at the Fringe! Sure, they could’ve used some more female energy, but those boys did a hilarious job with only one suggestion. The skits were fast paced, tons of energy, and I nearly spilled my drink by the end. Thanks White Rhino! We’re telling everyone to not read this review and go enjoy some top notch comedy




  2.  
    Mark

    I have to agree, this wasn’t the best improv show I have seen. They can’t always be winners. This does not make it great or does it make it bad. Improv is like a batting average, if you are batting .500 with a good show, you are a pro. Clearly there is some heavy talent on stage, but there was also a lot of ego on it as well, and a bit to much bro for my taste. Which I see confirmed by Wayne Jones’ tweet calling this review a joke. Obviously it hurts and sucks to get a poor review, but this was fair, and far from a joke. Not worth hurting your image in social media by throwing the reviewer under the bus. They have a right to their opinion. I’ve seen all these improvisers before in Toronto where they are used to being seen as the best and told they are great all the time. Somewhat refreshing to see them hold to a standard outside the image, blank slate, and reputation which often gives comedians everywhere a leg up.





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