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Don't Make Fun of Jesus

Break the Wall Productions / Edmonton, AB

Posted: 07/19/2009 2:35 PM | Comments: 0

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Sherri D. Sutton is a 40-something standup comedian from Atlanta via New York City. As she tells us in her raucous 65-minute act, she self-identifies as a "southern white trash Baptist lesbian."

A high-energy performer who mocks everything from her sexual preference to her chunky frame, she also has a topical political instinct. Her left-wing tilt makes her a zany blend of blue-collar comedian Roseanne Barr and Texas journalist Molly Ivins.

Her show is essentially her life story as an outsider. When she’s funny, she’s hysterical — for example, in her multi-accented riff on racial stereotypes.

But when she’s maudlin, as in her overly personal recollections of her family, you wish she’d stick with the political jokes.

— Morley Walker

From the official Fringe Festival program:

One girl’s struggle to come out of a cult, a marriage, poverty and a closet. Sherri is an NYC comic who performs on Broadway and opened for Roseanne Barr.

"Sherri is pretty dang funny, really funny!" - Roseanne

"The audience spent the hour convulsed with laughter." - Edmonton Sun

"Top five Fringe plays to see at this year's Fringe!" - CBC Radio ****

www.sherridsutton.com

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
RECOMMENDED: Mature Audience

60 min.

Venue#10 Planetarium Auditorium 190 Rupert Ave (theatre on lower level)

Tickets: $9
Under 16 (without parental consent) not admitted.
 

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