Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Calling your show Wonderfully Amusing can be considered risky or cocky. Thankfully, comedian Matt Falk and magician Chris Funk are pretty much right on the money with the title of their 75-minute production.
The likeable pair play off each other like skilled veterans and both local performers get a fair share of laughs. There is plenty of audience participation during the illusions and no seat is safe if you want to avoid getting on stage.
Some highlights include a variation of Russian roulette, an arts and crafts segment, a bit of sleight of hand with a 10-dollar bill that is almost better in slow motion and a grand finale that earned them a well-deserved standing ovation on opening night.
And, of course, there are some card tricks, because what would a magic show be without a card trick? Funk asked.
“Original,” Falk deadpanned.
Wonderfully Amusing is entirely entertaining.
— Rob Williams
From the Fringe program:
Director: Matt Falk/Chris Funk
Cast: Matt Falk/Chris Funk
What happens when one of Canada's top magicians and one of Canada's top comedians share the same stage? One word...mayhem. Join award-winning entertainers Matt Falk & Chris Funk for an evening of laughter, magic and sheer madness. When a magician and a comedian join forces, literally anything could happen, and in this brand new 2-man show...it does. Despite all the variables, one thing's guaranteed: it will be Wonderfully Amusing!
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 75 mins.
Updated on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM CDT: