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5928 Star Starred
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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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"Humor Abuse"
493 ratings
4.6 average rating
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24 events
14 reviews
41 stars
attended Jan 19 2012

I've gladly given this 5 stars, not because it's a magnificent play, but because by its simplicity and grace, it thoroughly satisfies. It's a crowd-pleasing evening. It fully accomplishes what it intends to. Nothing less. Nothing more. ...continued

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266 events
250 reviews
368 stars
attended Feb 05 2012

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

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EJS
12 events
7 reviews
24 stars
attended Jan 17 2012

Yes, it is a comedy but there is a wonderful blend of family turmoil and/or angst that gives the audience a peek behind the famed Pickle Family Circus. Lorenzo's jokes, pratfalls, and antics are a bonus and help shape the story.

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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.

<em>A Christmas Carol</em> <em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>She Loves Me</em>