Daisuke Tsuji’s Event Journal

Human identity 1207131
Sunday January 26, 2014 / 7:00pm
Human Identity
1 ticket
General Admission Complimentary

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This show needed a director, someone who can look at the show and tell the performer/writer what is absolutely necessary and what isn't. I felt like there were too many moments where he would go on tangents that didn't support anything. Also, I wouldn't have minded if he just did a mime show, since that's his background. He told the audience that he was too old to do mime, and then he would mime anyway because it seemed like he couldn't help himself. But it's all in the context. Don't just do a mime about chimps because you happened to be talking about chimps, because then you're just doing it to show off, not because it's relevant to the story. And one more thing to think about: for a show entitled "human identity", I didn't get anything about this man's identity, only his views on what identity means. He was always trying too hard to be universal, when the old adage goes, "The more personal the story is, the more universal". I would encourage him to look deeper into his own soul, his own stories and find what it means to be human inside that. I don't really care about his views on evolution, God, driver's license, etc. unless it's done in a stand-up format and it's really funny. Just tell us the personal, and we'll get the universal of what it means to be human.