Brave New Workshop’s latest comedy revue, “The Wolf of Walmart,” takes aim at some pretty easy — and large — targets, namely large businesses. Critics found the show satisfying, but not exactly cutting edge comedy.
The Wolf of Walmart isn’t the sharpest Brave New Workshop revue, but the company’s breakneck pace smooths over the trouble spots to create a show that’s entertaining and often funny.
Those who like that kind of sharp, did-they-really-just-say-that humor might be disappointed in “The Wolf of Walmart,” which mostly colors inside well-established comic lines. While there are plenty of smiles and many giggles in the show, there are no more than a couple belly-laughs — the kind of lines you repeat the next day.
It is a good show, but certainly not as funny as its two predecessors,which dealt more with relationships… In all, “Walmart,” which has musical direction by Peter Guertin, offers some clever and insightful sketches. If they are not as frothy as pieces from recent shows, that may be because the sketches land so close to home.
Have you seen “The Wolf of Walmart?” What’s your review?