I didn’t realize I’d seen Kevin Burke before until he walked on stage. At first, I couldn’t place him, but then he mentioned “Defending the Caveman.” Okay, I loved that show. I still paraphrase it. Immediately I thought – this is gonna be fun. It was. If you’re ready for a laugh out loud hour of comedy that goes by too quickly “Eat Your %#&%* Fish Sticks” is your ticket.
From Silly to Heartfelt
The show careens from silly to thoughtful to hilarious to heartfelt. He shares stories of being a stay-at-home dad. Some are told with a tear in his eye, like watching his daughter ride her first bicycle and realizing her journey away from him was beginning. Others are just wrong, funny, very funny – but wrong, like his two children posed smiling for a photo next to a slow children sign. But, I’ve divulged enough about the show. I don’t want to give too much away. I want you to see for yourself.
Caution: Your Show Might Not be the Same
The show you attend may be different than the one I attended because Kevin engages and adlibs with the audience. I shared my table with a couple, Tony and Michelle. Kevin volunteered Tony to join him on stage. Part of the bit was about education and language. No one knew Tony was a high school teacher until he was on stage. It was priceless.
Another time he played rock, paper, scissors, with a teenage cast member from another show. And then there were the tapping sounds behind the curtain. And there was …
It’s a Double Dipper
There aren’t a lot of books I’d read more than once, but there are some. I can only think of a few movies I’d watch again, same with TV series. It’s like that with Fringe shows. Once you’ve seen it – well you’ve seen it. Eat your Fish Sticks is one of those I’ll see again. Maybe I’ll see you there.
- Saturday Aug 18th, 3:00PM
- Sunday Aug 19th, 6:00PM
- Tuesday Aug 21st, 7:30PM
- Thursday Aug 23rd, 6:00PM
- Saturday Aug 25th, 10:30PM