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The Good, The Bad, and The Stupid

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The Good, the Bad and the Stupid is a western-themed clown show that skimps on the “good.”

The San Francisco troupe’s three males and one red-cheeked female clown perform a series of circus acts, including a lame horse race, group juggling and acrobatics, but none of it stands out or particularly entertains. There should be a program warning that the hairy, paunchy strongman will bellydance.

Beware of the audience-participation segment in which a couple of unfortunate souls are dragged onstage, where they are made to carry balls by butt-clenching them as they waddle across the stage.

The welcome for The Good, the Bad and the Stupid dies long before the extended death closes this trying performance.

-Kevin Prokosh

This review was based on a performance at the Toronto or Montreal Fringe Fest.

From the Fringe program:

This summer, the US-based clown ensemble Pi: The Physical Comedy Troupe brings the wild west north.

Incredible acrobatics, high-speed horse races and duels to the [overly dramatic] death await you in this fast-paced circus and comedy explosion.

So saddle up and trot on down for some side-splitting comedy by the Pi Clowns.

Winner: Best of the Fringe - San Francisco

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

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Updated on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM CDT:
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