The Word

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Reverend Johnson, is the pastor and founder of the First Church of the Holy Homeboy who has translated the Bible so that you too can understand all that “who for art thou” sh-…uh…stuff. The Reverend is on a mission to bring the word to whomever he can, where ever he can, be it the lady at the laundry mat, the drunk at the bar, or the big booty freaks at the club. He really likes the club. And now the Reverend has written a letter to the parole board on behalf of LeShaun, which confuses LeShaun, because the Reverend hates him. LeShaun's release sends both men on a journey towards each other, as they try to reconcile the past with the present, and settle some old business. From the creative forces behind such award winning fringe shows as “Cookie and the monster,” “Definition of man,” “Lamprey: Weekend of Vengeance,” and “Easy Targets” comes the hilarious and heartwarming adventure of Reverend Johnson and LeShaun. “The Word” was born in the late night show “Serial Killers at Sacred Fools” in 2012 and has now been adapted to a 1 man show. So come enjoy a Tanqueray and tonic and let the Rev give you the word. And don't worry, if you get confused, LeShaun will be more than happy to explain, because, you see, what had happened was…

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Hilarious, touching, immediate, provoking, masterful. These are a few words I would use to describe Victor Isaac in The Word. From the moment that he steps on the stage he commands your attention and works with such ease. A brilliant piece with great writing, great directing, and amazing acting. The best show of Fringe by far. The switching between characters was seamless, the comedy was perfect, the structure lent itself to a beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness. Everything from start to finish was magical.

sweet - John Patrick Daly


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Who doesn't love or want a chance for redemption? Victor Isaac has written a brilliant show about redemption and forgiveness of the hardest kind – forgiving yourself.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

JJ Mayes and Victor Isaac are responsible for some of the best and funniest material at the Hollywood Fringe over the years and The Word is no exception... The Word has an important message at it's core, – but to pen it here would take the fun out discovering the surprises in this screamingly funny and touching show. Just be sure to rush down to Three Clubs to find out ‘what had happened.'

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


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Today's sermon opens with an outrageously funny lecture on friendship and its various levels, and then moves on with an explanation about why “Jesus is my nigga,” explained in an even funnier manner by way of his unique, profanity-laced interpretation of the wine to water miracle at the Marriage of Cana. ...And it's not all about the naughty and nasty. There is a somewhat more serious story told when Isaac strips off his robe and channels the Rev's terminally wayward, criminally inclined, always bullshitting son LeShaun, whom we first meet at his latest parole board hearing.

sweet - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Victor Isaac has effortless charisma which charms you immediately, delivering plenty of laughs and even a couple of fun catchphrases.  Director JJ Mayes keeps the production moving at an engaging, brisk pace.  “The Word” racks up another hit for Mayes who's no slouch himself, having directed the award-winning “Definition of Man,” and “Cookie & the Monster” .

“The Word” is a must-see solo show for the Hollywood Fringe this year.  It will leave you laughing, thinking, and cheering for the Oakland Raiders. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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Who doesn't love or want a chance for redemption? Victor Isaac has written a brilliant show about redemption and forgiveness of the hardest kind – forgiving yourself.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

JJ Mayes and Victor Isaac are responsible for some of the best and funniest material at the Hollywood Fringe over the years and The Word is no exception... The Word has an important message at it's core, – but to pen it here would take the fun out discovering the surprises in this screamingly funny and touching show. Just be sure to rush down to Three Clubs to find out ‘what had happened.'

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


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Today's sermon opens with an outrageously funny lecture on friendship and its various levels, and then moves on with an explanation about why “Jesus is my nigga,” explained in an even funnier manner by way of his unique, profanity-laced interpretation of the wine to water miracle at the Marriage of Cana. ...And it's not all about the naughty and nasty. There is a somewhat more serious story told when Isaac strips off his robe and channels the Rev's terminally wayward, criminally inclined, always bullshitting son LeShaun, whom we first meet at his latest parole board hearing.

sweet - Lovell Estell III - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Victor Isaac has effortless charisma which charms you immediately, delivering plenty of laughs and even a couple of fun catchphrases.  Director JJ Mayes keeps the production moving at an engaging, brisk pace.  “The Word” racks up another hit for Mayes who's no slouch himself, having directed the award-winning “Definition of Man,” and “Cookie & the Monster” .

“The Word” is a must-see solo show for the Hollywood Fringe this year.  It will leave you laughing, thinking, and cheering for the Oakland Raiders. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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Hilarious, touching, immediate, provoking, masterful. These are a few words I would use to describe Victor Isaac in The Word. From the moment that he steps on the stage he commands your attention and works with such ease. A brilliant piece with great writing, great directing, and amazing acting. The best show of Fringe by far. The switching between characters was seamless, the comedy was perfect, the structure lent itself to a beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness. Everything from start to finish was magical.

sweet - John Patrick Daly