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An Evening with Alan Jr. and Chastity Gambler

Location + schedule

Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St

DateTimeMy FringeAccess
Thursday 8/58:30 p.m.  
Saturday 8/78:30 p.m.  
Sunday 8/82:30 p.m.  
Tuesday 8/105:30 p.m.  
Sunday 8/155:30 p.m.  
About the show

Contains Adult language
For ages 16+
Improv, Comedy, Relationships

Created by Alan Metoskie and Zoe Schwartz
From Chicago, IL

Overall rating

After a limited six week engagement at the world famous Second City in Chicago, AN EVENING WITH CHASTITY GAMBLER AND ALAN JR. has finally made its way to Minneapolis! This country western comedy revue follows Chastity and Alan Jr. through an evening of steel guitar, fierce banter, wild accusations, and dead rabbits. Come for the make-your-heart-melt acoustic country tunes and stay for a rootin', tootin', good time bound to make you laugh so hard your boots'll be flying off.

Follow Chastity and Alan Jr. through their crazy Minneapolis Adventures:

User reviews

Nice one!!!
by D. Williams Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This was one of the best shows at the Fringe! The comedy was sharp, the music drove the story along nicely, and everything landed perfectly. Their improv was fearless and a welcome change to shows that 'played it safe.'
The music was also an integral part of the show, obviously. The songs they sang together solidified their relationship and drew me in; like a friend invited over for Jack and pancakes rather than an audience member.
I feel lucky to be from Chicago, where they're based, and proud that they represented so well at the Minnesota Fringe!

Sweet and Sassy
by April Peterson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
You don't have to be a country music fan to enjoy this show! It's charming, sweet and funny as heck! The duo is fun and Dave the steel guitarist is fantastic!!

Doesn't deliver
by David Trudeau Follow this reviewer
Rating 1 kitty
on acting-writing-singing-parody. Couldn't wait for it to end.

by Joshua Brown Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Funny funny funny. Alan and Zoe are excellent, whether they're satirizing country & western music, finding the humor in "ultimate love", or just making poop jokes. The music was great (even for country!), the timing was perfect, and the cozy little Bryant-Lake Bowl is just the right venue for this kind of show.

Oh yes.
by m. freiert Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
A country music duo splits up on stage.

Delightful music, great singing, great ad libs, clever (but simple) props.

I laughed hard enough to have tears in my eyes, and lucked out in timing. Half a second later in swallowing my beer and I would have provided a shower for those in front of me on a number of occasions.

This is adorable, absurd, trashy romance that you definitely want to see.

cant get the smile off my face
by Natalie Smith Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Saw this show last year it was a pleasure to see it again! Lots of laughs and a light-hearted good time with great music from Chastity Gambler and Alan Jr. !

Inject the Bunny!
by Ben Thietje Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Saw them last year, and these guys were great AGAIN! I love them. I love them so much.

Tons of Fun
by Nathaniel Kent Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
After last year's hit, Zoe and Alan are back again with a great show! Perfect usage of the very cool Bryant Lake Bowl, they play a country duo with a troubled past. The songs are great and performers charming. Don't miss this one!

Sparkle and Charm
by Timothy Mooney Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I had a blast. I went back to see it a second time and enjoyed it even more. While the duo remained in character throughout, their eyes sparkle just enough to let you know that you don't have to get wrought up in the angst and just enjoy. They're charming and adorable. (And Dave Stagner's steel guitar was spot on.)

soooo funny!
by Cara Clifford Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
This show was adorable and hilarious. Totally off the wall. Go see it!

not for gay couples BUT
by nancy Zhao Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
I loved it, and thought both actors were talented and adorable! but I could see where it might be too syrupy for some and especially distasteful for gays.

by Tess Cinpinski Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
If you are thinking about seeing this show then stop thinking and just GO. From the moment the ultimate duo steps on stage until the final moment you will laugh until you are blue in the face. Trust me the lack of oxygen is worth it for this show. Kudos to the cast.

Breakfast Taco Humor
by Dave Romm Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Two not-very-bright Texans are in a love-hate relationship, which is mainly love. Somewhat to my surprise, I enjoyed the show. Comparing notes with people who saw the first performance illustrated how much ad libbing they do around music cues. Dave Stagner's live music is a plus. A Shockwave Radio Theater Review.

Longer reviews with pictures at Baron Dave's LiveJournal and snarky comments on Facebook.

by Elijah Rose Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
Man this came very close to my own life. My girlfriend is waiting for me to propose to her as I write these words. You are spooking me. Really, I came to the show to take a break from my own life, a time out. You know. Really, did you have to sing it to me.

Wildly Surprised
by brett balrog Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I hate country music, but my friend insisted on dragging me to what she'd heard was a funny show. It blew my mind. Super high energy and easily the funniest thing I've seen at the festival so far.

Perfect Venue
by Kathy Douglass Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
What the heck? It's Bryant Lake Bowl. Buy yourself a drink (or two) and let the stupid silliness commence. For savvy Minneapolis theater goers, think "a poor man's country version of Martini and Olive." Not as good, but good enough.

An Evening with Allen Jr and Chastity
by Nicole Brodrick Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
It was good humor and well done- combination of good music and improv.