Rating: ★★★★ Review
Company: Stewart Huff
Genre: Play - Comedy
Venue: 5 - Son of Warehouse
Yes, Georgia standup comic Stewart Huff really did donate sperm to his lesbian sister's wife, becoming an "uncle baby daddy." But that's not really what this show's about. Rather, it's a treatise on how we make the world a better place that's both thoughtful and extremely funny.
Huff is tilting at big windmills — banks, corporations, government, and the ignorance and hatred of individuals are all in his sights. Yes, some of these are easy targets — and at a Canadian fringe festival, he's also frankly preaching to the choir.
But he makes all of this easy to digest with his polished, professional banter, riffing at his sold-out opening on everything from lousy parking in Winnipeg to his visit to the creationist museum in Kentucky. He's got a gift with words, impeccable comic timing and a great rapport with an audience.
It's socially conscious comedy with a heart, and it's well worth donating your time to. - Joff Schmidt
It's socially conscious comedy with a heart, and it's well worth donating your time to.