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A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 493 members
Review from Scott Carter
Red Velvet 824 events 455 reviews

So so funny. Mildly entertaining. Too big a venue for a one man show.

reviewed Jan 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob S.
Red Velvet 274 events 258 reviews

Let me start by saying I hate clowns. Not afraid of them like some people, I just have not traditionally found them funny. Lorenzo, who claims to not be funny, was very enjoyable. I wish I'd gone earlier in the run so I could spread word how fun...continued

reviewed Feb 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from JonnyG.
Red Velvet 477 events 36 reviews

Lots of fun, inventive, charming, just moving enough...Lorenzo is a very pleasant stage presence.

reviewed Jan 28 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“A tour de force of physical comedy [and] a gift to the Bay Area.” -San Francisco Chronicle (highest rating)
“Spellbinding and wickedly funny … one of the most entertaining stage shows of the year” —BeyondChron
“Thoroughly endearing . . . perfectly orchestrated [and] surprisingly tender.” —San Jose Mercury News
“Hilarious … Pisoni is a master of comic timing.” __-San Francisco Examiner __
“Surprising, funny, and entirely theatrical. Other solo performers take note: you can describe your troubled childhood, but can you do it with balloons?” __—Variety __
__ __ “A heartfelt story of a son looking for what makes his father tick” —__Associated Press __
“I can completely recommend running away and joining Lorenzo Pisoni’s circus for an evening.” —Broadway World __ __ __ __ __ __

Description

In this hilarious stage memoir filled with stupendous physical feats, Pisoni takes us under the big top with the incredible true story of growing up as the youngest member of San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus. Celebrating the complicated, no-holds-barred life of a performer, Pisoni shows off the tricks of the trade he learned from his father, Pickle cofounder Larry Pisoni. A hilarious and heartfelt event that will delight audiences of all ages, Humor Abuse dazzles with unforgettable stories and mesmerizing routines—all performed by the “one-man whirlwind” (WOR Radio) Lorenzo Pisoni.

The show runs 80 minutes with no intermission.

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