★★★★½ - Nuvo

 

"Yes, it's meta and self-serving, but it's also one of the most charmingly honest shows I've seen at Fringe... everyone who buys a ticket is in on the joke." - IndyStar

 

"Well, Bromance from Tommy Nugent and Kurt Fitzpatrick is a “how the sausage is made” show. But we love those shows. We love movies about the making of a movie. We love plays about backstage life. Well, here is the fringe show about how a fringe show gets written.

 

First, you take a crisis. Then, you add a wacky friend. Which leads to a series of ill-considered ideas, experiments, and bad graphic design. And finally, you end with a declaration of tender feeling (and subsequent disappointment).

 

Add in a little Breaking Bad and some lolcats, and hilarity ensues (as my chap likes to say).

 

And the show is hilarious, no doubt. Tommy Nugent knows how to make “honest” funny ... And Kurt Fitzpatrick’s quirky references (I may have been the only person in the audience to get the Love Letters reference, but that doesn’t make it any less adept) and his sideways approach to humor is Nugent’s perfect foil."

 

- Heather Parish, What's My Call Time?

 

"I’m a fan of both performers. Tommy (the Rev. Nuge) Nugent, whose big Rogue hit was “Occupy This!,” has a street-smart, quick delivery that can belie his laid-back drug references. Kurt Fitzpatrick, who last year offered the trippy, stream-of-consciousness “Cathedral City,” comes across as dreamier, with a sweet, rambling timbre to his voice, but he can spit out a pithy punchline."

 

- Donald Munro, Fresno Bee

"This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. These two have great chemistry and are a delight on stage. They are completely different from one another, which makes for a great combination. Tommy’s personality reminds me of a totally together and cool rocker who never seems rattled by anything, with long hair pulled back to boot. Kurt is all over the place crazy and full of energy. And they are both adorable!"

 

- Lorie Lewis Ham, Kings River Life

The Rev. Nuge and Kurt Fitzpatrick played X-Men characters on the Rogue float in Fresno's 2014 Mardi Gras parade.

BROMANCE played to standing room only crowds at the Rogue Festival in Fresno in March 2014, selling out three performances.

 

It played to a full house in Cincinnati on April 16, 2014 at the Know Theatre as part of the CincyFringe announcement party.

 

BROMANCE played in the London Fringe Festival June 3 - 14, 2014, New Orleans Fringe Nov. 19 - 23, 2014, and IndyFringe Aug. 13- 23, 2015.

 

The saga of Rev. Nuge and Kurt will continue.

 

 

Kurt Fitzpatrick and the Rev. Nuge at the London Fringe Festival in June 2014.