Fringe Review: Strassman: The Chocolate Diet

Strassman has brought his brand new show to the Fringe and all the friends you have come to love over the years make an appearance with Ted E Bare leading the gang with his chocolate tale.

By
Strassman and his friends delight once again
Overall
5

Reviewed at the Garden on 11 March 2019

Presented by Foster Entertainment

Strassman: The Chocolate Diet is the newest show from the very talented David Strassman and is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud. Strassman has brought his brand new show to the Fringe and all the friends you have come to love over the years make an appearance with Ted E Bare leading the gang with his chocolate tale.

With Ted E Bare’s new found love for chocolate you are transfixed on his delicious stories of the diet you wish you could have and it sounds as good as drinking straight from Willy Wonka’s chocolate river. However, when Strassman tells his friend he should go on a healthy diet things go astray for poor Ted and as he goes off to start his health kick we are treated to Chuck who is having a bit of an identity crisis, and, as always, has you in stitches with his crude humour and harsh one liners. Closely followed by Ted’s Grandpa Fred who is not growing old gracefully and not afraid to tell you how it is which is a stark contrast to his adorable grandson who is wholesome at heart.

Ted E Bare comes back for an update and then we are treated to Sidney Beaver who could really rock it at an open mic night. Ted E Bare is back for another update and then last but certainly not least Kevin the Alien drops in to give his verdict on the human race and in true Kevin style he tells it exactly how it is. The show ends with another update from Ted E Bare on his chocolate addiction and the audience is left feeling full with their Sweet Tooth Strassman addiction completely satisfied by such a glorious show.

Each character’s stage time is ample so if you have a favourite you feel content and Ted E Bare’s story will leave you searching for chocolate on your way home (Thank you Café de Villis for my chocolate donut).

Strassman’s talent has not faulted one bit in his illustrious career and this new show is a testament to his creativeness and social relevance. An added extra, not to spoil the show, is each character shares a common thing which is hilarious. So check it out: you won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey

Venue:  Le Cascadeur at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
Season:  until 17 March 2019
Duration: 50 mins
Tickets: All shows Sold Out

 

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