Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fringe Review: Chase and Paul: Solo Shows Are Hard

Posted By on Sun, May 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM


Chase Padgett and Paul Strickland are both Fringe veterans who generally perform their music and standup comedy acts alone. This year, they decided to join forces, since, well, Solo Shows Are Hard. Luckily for the audience, the synergy works wonders. Together, they’re actually more than twice as good as they are separately.

Both performers are talented songwriters as well as proficient guitar players. And both display welcome flashes of acerbic and self-deprecating humor, playing their comic riffs off one another as if they’ve been honing their act for years, and not just during the one week leading up to their debut Fringe performance.

The icing on the cake comes when the duo performs the rare serious musical piece -- their plaintive harmonies are immensely pleasing. These two guys may have found the perfect collaborator in one another because together they put on a great show. Perhaps this impromptu alliance marks the beginning of a very productive partnership. —Al Krulick

Chase and Paul: Solo Shows Are Hard

Chase Padgett Productions (Winter Garden, FL)

Rating: G-14

Warnings: Adult language

Run Time: 60 minutes

Genre: Music, Comedy, Storytelling

Remaining show times:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:30 PM

Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:30 AM

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00 PM

Read all of our ongoing Fringe coverage here!

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