In what is by far the most entertaining one-person show I have ever seen anywhere anytime Kate Huffman is knocking it out of the park. Her one woman show I’m Too Fat For This Show wraps up Sunday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m. She tells her story of her long time battle with her OCD eating disorder, which, among other unpleasant things, forces her to live entirely “by the numbers.” Don’t understand? Go see the show and you will.
It took Kate over two years to develop this show to get it ready to present and present she does telling her tale with 18 characters and a blend of audio and visual support. In my more than a half century of enjoying a wide range of theatrical events and well over two decades of reviewing them I have never before witnessed the unstoppable energy Kate Huffman brings to the stage. That alone makes it well worth watching. At one point a gentleman sitting next to me commented, “She is much like Amy Shumer.” Yeah, I thought only more entertaining quite possibly because the topic being presented is so personal to Kate. .
The sad news is the show is about to end. Kate Huffman’s final performance for the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25th at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. She is getting ready to take this show on a national tour, but don’t wait, go see it now. Tickets are available here.
Of the far too many one-person shows I have seen I’m Too Fat For This Show, written and performed by Kate Huffman is solidly number one. I can’t speak for Oscar or Tony or Emmy but clearly Kate Huffman gets the 2017 Ronnie Award for best solo performance by a woman.
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Ron Irwin was born in Chicago, Illinois a long time ago. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, became a trial lawyer, TV and radio host, CEO of a public company and once held an Emmy. He never won an Emmy he just held one. Ron has written and published twelve books. His most important book to date is “Live, Die, Live Again” in which Ron tells of his early life and his unexpected and very temporary death in 2012. That experience dramatically refocused his life and within the pages of that book Ron reveals how he achieved a much healthier life, ridding himself of Diabetes, Cancer and Heart Failure. Now Ron enjoys writing about many things including health topics, travel [he has circled the globe several times], adventure, culinary experiences and the world of performing art. Ron’s motto is “Live better, live longer and live stronger because it feels great and annoys others.” Contact the author.