Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
The Complete History of the Moustache
This one-man comedy is (almost) everything you wanted to ask about moustaches but were afraid to ask. Toronto’s Kristian Reimer — sporting a ‘70s retro ‘stache of his own — gets the lecture/demonstration rolling with a fascinating slideshow of moustaches through the ages.
He then shares historical snippets, while weaving in his own reminisces about growing facial hair for the first time as an awkward teenager.
Despite Reimer’s buoyant stage presence, the show too often drifts towards dry didacticism. It’s also hard for him to balance objective facts with personal stories, with the latter coming across as irrelevant — especially when the audience doesn’t know the actual players involved.
But, as he sweetly polls the crowd at the end about their views on lip-warmers, he even won a few converts.
— Holly Harris
From the Fringe program:
From the beginning of time until now, there have been a great many faces that have donned one of the most distinguishing facial features of man (and at least one woman): THE MOUSTACHE.
Kristian Reimer will take you on a journey from the first moustache to the face of revolutionaries, explorers, comedians, conquerers, and The Village People... all in under an hour.
"Menacingly hilarious" - Globe and Mail
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Seniors, Moustache-wearing Fringers
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM CDT: