Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fringe 2017 - Returning Favorite - Tom Reed

Tom Reed (2008 Top 10), involved in both:
Weggel-Reed Productions - Couple Fight 3: Weddings!
(with 2014 Top 10’er Shanan Custer)

"Couple Fight 3: Weddings!" features real couples reenacting their real fights centered around love, weddings, marriage and friendship. Relate to the joys of relationships for better or for worse.
Turd Spout Productions - Stranger-er Things: Netflix and KILL

Parody powerhouse Tom Reed hilariously reenacts season one of "Stranger Things" in a one-man musical romp. This nostalgia and pop culture-infused horror cranks the comedy to Eleven and will leave you dying.

The last time I saw Tom Reed in a Fringe show, he was serenading my mother in his underwear.  That is to say, he was in his underwear, not my mother.  Oh dear.  Anyway… Tom is always fun and strange.  Last year was an improvisational lounge act.  When he first came to my attention back in 2008 he was the Reed part of the name in the improv duo Rampleseed.  Between then and now he’s become kind of a one-man Fringe juggernaut doing musical parodies of popular series like Harry Potter, Twilight, the Hunger Games, and the Disney princesses.  He and his equally funny and talented wife Anna Weggel have launched another series called Couple Fight, restaging theater couples’ most ridiculous relationship fights.  This year Tom’s taking on the Netflix hit Stranger Things, and Couple Fight is taking on Weddings.  Should be plenty of laughs to go around as usual.

And here's some handy links to the full list of pre-Fringe top 10, and 11-20, the rest of the returning favorites, and all the random shout outs in these Top 10/Top 20 posts - links all gathered in a single list to take you to fuller posts and Fringe pages.  Enjoy!

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