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This article was published 3/7/2019 (928 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Brooklyn’s Martin Dockery has been performing this hour-long comedy monologue for years, so props to the fresh energy he brings to the role of a recently deceased person avidly describing what heaven is like. Going by his energy, it feels like he wrote it yesterday and couldn’t wait to bring it to the stage.
Dockery’s narrator suggests heaven has a lot of the same issues as earth. Being supportive of a friends means attending many hours of bad concerts, or his girlfriend’s terrible attempts at stand-up comedy (after her hang-gliding experiments prove disastrous). With all its go-along-to-get-along pretenses, heaven clearly isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Suspiciously so.
Dockery is a terrific performer, no question, and the piece is entertaining. But ultimately it is as ephemeral as the dead spirit doing all the talking, enjoyed today, forgotten tomorrow.
— Randall King