Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 07/18/2010 1:54 PM | Comments: 0
Cranky white-haired bigot Wayburn Sassy (Dewey Chaffee) carried a sign around the fringe the other day proclaiming, "I’m more racist than Mel Gibson." But you’re not safe if you’re white, like him. The filthy-mouthed old buzzard from Orlando also can’t tolerate gays, Jews, fat people or unattractive women.
He’s not too keen on Canadians, either. He thinks our provinces include Queer-bec and Sasquatch-ewan.
What takes the edge off scowling Sassy’s insult humour is that his "girlfriend" is a gracious drag queen, Didi Panache (Douglas McGeoch). The pair’s one-hour show is mostly improvised interaction with the audience, so you’ve been warned (Didi especially likes handsome young men).
Good for Screw You for integrating local/fringe references such as the Moose, the Cube and the King’s Head. But the bottom line is that Sassy is a pretty limited improviser who gets almost all his laughs from obscene language. If you think it’s screamingly funny to hear Betty White say dirty things, then Sassy is your daddy.
— Alison Mayes
From the official Fringe Festival guide:
Brought to you by the producer of The Orlando Fringe. Three-time Orlando Fringe Patron's Pick Winner.
5 STARS - KC Stage.
Best Bet - Orlando Sentinel
America’s most homophobic, bigoted, entertainment legend Wayburn Sassy and his glamorous girlfriend Didi Panache bring you (insert drum roll here) part comedy. Part improv. Part cabaret. All offensive. Equal opportunity offenders!
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Equal opportunity offender
The Conservatory (Venue 7), to Saturday
Under 18 not admitted.
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