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Serving Bait to Rich People

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Does standup need a story arc? At the fringe, I think it might. And if comedian Alexa Fitzpatrick had given us something more than the standard rapid-fire, joke-after-joke patter that defines so much standup comedy, this show might be more memorable.

The premise is at least a little novel — a ski-bum works in high-end restaurants and dive bars in Aspen, Colo., coping with the single life, with high-maintenance celebrities and with a vague sense of dissatisfaction.

There are some interesting nuggets about life in a ski town, and Fitzpatrick is a polished performer, but there is no journey, no real narrative through-line, no “so what?”

And, there are not quite enough laughs to make up for it.

— Mary Agnes Welch

 

From the Fringe program:

Ski bum Alexa Fitzpatrick serves up jokes about life in a landlocked mountain town where the men outnumber the women two to one, but while the odds are good, the goods are odd. As a bartender in a high-end sushi restaurant, Alexa stumbles through the moral dilemmas of selling very expensive bait (aka sushi) to rich people.

Cast: Alexa Fitzpatrick

"Bound to get noticed." - The NY Times

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors

Under 16 not admitted.

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language

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