Post Comedy Theatre
- Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2016
- Time: 7:30 pm
Our audience surveys told us our Huber audiences want comedy! So, we found a hilarious, multi-talented internationally known entertainer who will give us an evening unlike any seen for decades on the Huber stage! Elegantly elastic and multi-talented, Post has created a show of sheer delight. By turns hilarious, poignant, and physically dazzling, his meticulously crafted sketches fill the stage with bumblers, dreamers, and cartoonish heroes of every stripe. With astonishing comic grace, he draws you into small dramas that capture universal human dilemmas.
How to describe a Post Comedy Theatre performance? It’s unrelenting fun. In one sketch, Post becomes an accident-prone burglar whose nonstop bungles, complete with sound effects, take on an almost balletic slapstick grace, à la Red Skelton, Sid Caesar, and Jonathan Winters (three of Post’s inspirations). In another, he’s a physics-defying stunt pilot careening through a wild air show (he plays the airplane, too). He sends plates and bowls magically spinning as master chef Pasquale, whose booming voice and acrobatic feats send up a mesmerizing spoof of the TV cooking show. Using only a hat and a wig as props, he plays all five parts in a manor-house murder mystery, vanishing behind a wall to reappear instantaneously as a different character with distinctive facial and linguistic tics: the lightning-fast pace and flawless timing leave audiences literally gasping with laughter.
Between sketches, Post serves as his own witty master of ceremonies, bantering with the audience, tossing the conversational ball back and forth, sharing observations about US . . . and local landmarks.
Over the course of his forty-year career, Post has perfected more than thirty works, which he has performed for audiences across the United States and in countries including Mexico, Turkey, Japan, and Russia. The show’s a smash, because the humor is universal. See for yourself what everyone is talking about. Take your seat and settle back. Just don’t expect to keep a straight face.
Tickets for Robert Post on Saturday September 10th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. are available by calling the Huber at 419-542-9553. Prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students age 18 and under.