Vancouver Fringe Fest review: The Furious Anger Fun Hour explores the complexities of male bonding
It’s hit and miss, but when it hits, it’s hilarious.
Four gifted sketch artists—Peter Carlone, Chris Wilson, Sam Mullins, and Bryan Nothling—satirize bro culture in a series of sketches whose targets include soldiers, guilt-ridden dads, and emo singer-songwriters. Not every idea flies, but there are so many surprises, and the performers are so skilled—Carlone in particular is a terrific physical comedian—that it’s entertaining just to watch them play. And it’s no small feat that these guys explore the complexities of male bonding without once descending into homophobia.
At the Havana Theatre on September 8 (7 p.m.), 9 (1:45 p.m.), 10 (9:30 p.m.), 12 (7:45 p.m.), 14 (8:15 p.m.), and 15 (10:30 p.m.).