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Emotionally Unreasonable


Emotionally Unreasonable


51a George Street
The Lounge: AUG 21-27 at 15:10 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Emotionally Unreasonable

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69 Home St
Basement: AUG 3-13 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Emotionally Unreasonable

Have you ever felt threatened when someone shows you their engagement ring? Have you ever been to a wedding and thought, “these people should NOT be getting married?!” Me too, except I’m the one marrying them. This show is an hour of stand-up and musical comedy about my experience as a professional wedding officiant who is conflicted about marriage. Developed with the producer of Broad City, Amy Schumer's Growing, and Ziwe, I explore power imbalances, sex robots, turning 30, and my unique perspective on relationships.

“Comedian Stephen Colbert retweeted her work. Fans have thanked her for laughs at a time of great anxiety.”

- The Wall Street Journal

“[...]Twitter, has garnered her the most attention, winning rave reviews and retweets from Stephen Colbert, Padma Lakshmi, Chrissy Teigen and Lin-Manuel Miranda.”

- Today

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

September 1, 2023    Broadway Baby

The songs in Emotionally Unreasonable - in particular the titular number - are the best part of the set, to the point where we start to look forward to the next song as each one ends. DeCotis has a very strong voice and the power that she possesses is incredibly impressive. She performs these big numbers that you’d expect to find on Broadway or in a speakeasy in the 1920s, and are great examples of comedic and musical dexterity.

This stand-up routine is very entertaining. It lacks some energy, but this is mostly due to the style that DeCotis employs that utilises more outrage in her delivery than clear cut comedy. The songs themselves are incredible and this is where her strength lies.... Click Here For Review

August 25, 2023    The Scotsman

This is a rare discovery: a terrific hour of stand-up from a truly gifted comedian and it's not even in the Fringe programme. Maria DeCotis is a New York-based performer who also stars in the effective psychological drama Before the Drugs Kick In at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall. She's very good in it too but it's not her material, this is and you can feel the sheer joy and supreme confidence she has in it.

It's tough to garner a big crowd for an afternoon show - even on the Free Fringe - tougher still to perform comedy to a small audience but when you're as talented as DeCotis you make it work.There's a lovely consistency to her material as it keeps returning to matters of gender - even in foreign languages. She keeps prodding curiously at sexism as if it's some amorphous blob she's just discovered washed up on the beach. It's clearly important to her as she was once stuck in an unfortunate marriage to an Italian man - "still abusive, but in a metrosexual way" - but never, ever forgets to be funny about it. "He would gaslight me - but while moisturising."

All her material carries the ring of truth as she's clearly driven by an endless intellectual curiosity. If this makes for stray observations that might prove uncomfortable for some it just makes them all the funnier for others. There's a constant quizzical quest to push at the boundaries even if it means resorting to musical comedy ("hacky, I know").

Hell, even her songs are good - Lin-Manuel Miranda is a fan - and give the show a neat structure. DeCotis is the best new American stand-up I've seen since Michelle Wolf. Do whatever you can to see her because the next chance you get she'll be starring in her own Netflix special. She's seriously funny and seriously that good. Rory Ford Click Here For Review