The McManus Comedies- Reviews

Show Reviews

"Outstanding performance! I relished the joy of a performance that obviously knocked the audience out. People should see this show!" Jack Lemmon, Actor

"The play brought jolts of laughter to the Discovery Theatre's sold-out performance as actor Tim Behrens worked nothing short of magic into the realm of these tales set amongst a sparse collection of junk, a rocking chair, and a porch railing. Behrens, together with director Jack Delehanty, cooked up a perfect delivery. The man seated next to me had such a hard time breathing from laughing so violently that it resulted in odd-sounding snorts and gasps that were so loud!" The Anchorage Daily News

"The ensuing pandemonium is evoked with such vivid lushness that... [the] audience, already moved to tears of laughter, were reduced to banging their heads on their knees in a rictus of paralyzed delight. Behrens is a wonder at bringing to life the inhabitants of McManus' fictional childhood...the anecdotes are hilarious." The Seattle Times

"Behrens did a masterful job. He promised you'll laugh until it hurts and they [the audience] did." The Detroit News, Detroit MI

"People were laughing so hard, and for so long, I was afraid paramedics would need to be called in! The audience was in stitches, and speaking of stitches, I was afraid some people might end up needing a few. For busted guts, and that sort of thing." Spokane Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA

"One does not need to have ever read a word of McManus' to enjoy this production. The two-act play is a must-see for anyone." Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Moscow ID

"If you've ever been afraid of the dark, [this show] offers you an opportunity to send that specter fleeing, chased away by belly-rolling laughter." White Bear Press, St. Paul MN

"The evening's laugh quotient is almost off the chart as Behrens darts through the boys' search for meaningful advice on dating." Deseret News, Salt Lake City UT

"One-man play's author and actor guaranteed laughs, and they deliver." Casper Star-Tribune, Casper WY

"Behrens' portrayals of unique characters were warm, real and often funny to the point of tears." The Flint Journal, Flint MI

"In many ways, McManus in Love is reminiscent of the old Bill Cosby comedy routines which generations of kids memorized by listening to them on LP Albums. Behrens and McManus add faces and actions to stories and voices." Red Wing Republican Eagle, MN

"I laughed until my chest ached and my face hurt. Then I laughed harder." Billings Gazette, Billings MT

"Behrens brings the humorist's 15 best loved characters to life as he adorns different voices and postures to gain the most realistic comical affect." The Daily Herald, Provo UT

"McManus is a truly funny man with exceptional writing ability and an exquisite way with words -- and Behrens brings them all to life in a superlative manner." Bonner County Daily Bee, Sandpoint ID

"The audience loved it!" Bellevue Journal American, Bellevue WA

"McManus is a master of words...and Behrens is a master of expression." Wood River Journal, Sun Valley ID

"Behrens' brand of humor keeps the show fast-paced, raucous and fun to watch." The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City UT