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Leanne Linsky Lady Luck is a Whore

By • Jul 24th, 2012 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
Lady Luck is a Whore
Leanne Linsky
Caos on F (923 F St NW DC)
Through July 29th
55 minutes
Reviewed July 20th, 2012

“What happened in Vegas stays in this show.” Partially. Leanne Linsky’s Lady Luck is a Whore is a compilation of funny and sarcastic sketches highlighting Leanne’s most “embarrassing moments.” In this quirky show Leanne Linsky tries to give us a glimpse of what it is like to be inside her satirical mind. From one night stands with Frank Sinatra Jr. to two divorces and a creepy relationship with a puppet.

In this solo-comedy’s collection of jokes and puns Leanne does her best to illustrate the lower points of her life in a sardonic way. Written and performed by Leanne Linsky and directed by Trish Vignola, the show has its high points and its low points. The highlight of the show is Leanne’s performance, she does a great job creating peculiar characters or perhaps imitating the various people in her life that have shaped her into the person she is today. The low points of the show are the technical difficulties and some “shoot and miss jokes.” There are a few sketches that require a playback recording of herself, which I can imagine have been done with the built-in microphone in her computer because the audio quality is pretty bad. And every once in a while during her show she would tell jokes that either wouldn’t land with the audience or would sound like personal inside jokes.

There’s great level of originality in her material however, and the personal delivery of each story or sketch feels genuine, but at times it does sound memorized. The biggest problem with this show is the lack of continuity. The jokes are great, the impersonations are funny, but there is a black out transition at the end of every joke. After the 7th joke the show loses its sense of unity and slowly begins to feel like a collection of jokes rather than one ongoing story. This causes the audience to not connect with the performer.

If perhaps the show had one unified theme and sense of unity, this solo performance act would be a fantastic piece of stand up comedy, but as different sketches it kind of gravitates towards losing the audience. Overall it’s a funny show with witty comedy and fun twist without a sense of identity.

Production Team

  • Director: Trish Vignola

Cast

  • Leanne Linsky

Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided one complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.

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is a Graphic Artist during the day and Jedi Master all the time. He also fights deadites FOR FUN. Don't ask. His previous works include; Harmony in Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got The Will?, Chief Bromdem in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons featuring Tom Hanks, Il commendatore in Proffesional Curtesy, Reynaldo in No Match, Mysterious Man in a Suit (Captain Jack Sparrow, Joker, Bob Dylan) in Jack vs. Jill, Christian in The Other Room, Jack in The Plan (indie film 2011), Dr. Adventure Time in Adventure Time Redux (The Jupiter Jetson Project), Solid Snake in Closing Time (Radio-Play).

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