RANT DEMON REVIEWS & PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Centaur Theatre's Wildside Festival 2011
Victoria Fringe 2010
Edmonton Fringe 2010
Winnipeg Fringe 2010
Montreal Fringe 2010
"Must See Fringe Show! I heartily recommend it!"
PAT DONNELLY, MONTREAL GAZETTE
If you believe, as I do, laughter is the best medicine don't miss Keir Cutler's Rant Demon. Laughter guaranteed.
ESTELLE ROSEN, THE CHARLEBOIS POST
"Keir brings his charisma and powerful storytelling skills to his own life in Rant Demon and before he is done he has us completely won over. He is funny, self-aware, articulate, intelligent and, finally, vulnerable. The audience stood and cheered him at the end. ...
Keir Cutler has brought us a remarkable and moving story of redemption. His own."
COLIN MACLEAN, EDMONTON SUN
"This was Keir Cutler's eighth rant. I have witnessed two of the previous performances and he is consistently provocative and interesting. ... The writing is wonderful ...
Keir Cutler is an articulate, intelligent writer whose performances are professional, really well timed, rehearsed and hilarious. One is gently led through a story that is not only laugh provoking; it is thought provoking, and that is what makes Keir's work so unique and irresistible."
THE ROVER, an independent review of Montreal art and culture.
"It makes no sense," is the mantra of veteran Montreal fringe soloist Keir Cutler. His favourite words are always the preamble to a lengthy verbal outburst about the irrationality of life. Cutler is the Rant Demon and the subject of his highly auto-biographical and entertaining stage harangue.
He confesses his sin immediately upon walking on stage: "I love to rant, I need to rant, I rant about my ranting." His dad, who was a store customer from hell, was his role model and died from one too many verbal tirades. He even brings up his rage over getting a letter from a Manitoban accusing him of being a sexual predator for his performance of Teaching As You Like It at the 2007 festival here.
Cutler knows how to work an audience for maximum laughs, using his bulging eyes to act as punctuation for his best lines.
An hour of excessive complaining could be as off-putting to the audience as it has been for his girlfriends, employers and acquaintances. But Cutler and director TJ Dawe deftly turn a bitch session about his innate bitchiness into a funny story of personal triumph that makes sense.
KEVIN PROKOSH, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.
"Directed by 'Fringe God' TJ Dawe, Cutler's confessional comes across as concise, civilized, clever, comedic and most of all challenging, as in think twice the next time you decide to seethe and shout."
JARED STORY, UPTOWN MAGAZINE, WINNIPEG
Rant Demon is "nicely delivered, with Cutler using dramatic, eloquent gestures and balancing out the volume, which of course includes many cross-referenced rants. Before you know it you have laughed your way through the hour!"
JOEL SEMCHUK, VUE MAGAZINE, EDMONTON
"hilarious and unexpectedly touching! ... Cutler's performance style is captivating and energetic!"
VALERIE CARDINAL, THE CONCORDIAN
"Rant Demon is Cutler's most autobiographical piece to date. It is also his finest work ... Hilarious!"
WAYNE LARSEN, THE WESTMOUNT EXAMINER