America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet

US and UK Raves for The Kinsey Sicks and "Things You Shouldn't Say"

Here's what the critics have to say:

— USA —

"Hilarious ... it's a piercing cry from the heart"  

~ Washington Post

"One of the most provocative evenings of political I've seen"
 
~ DC Theatre Scene

"Deeper, more complex and yet riotously funny ... This show is an expert mixture of over-the-top camp and compelling moments. There are some things you shouldn't say but you shouldn't miss The Kinsey Sicks”
~ Cabaret Scene Magazine (NY)

"These gals can sing — Celine Dion watch your back"
 
~ DC Metro Arts

"The Kinsey Sicks wowed with their emotional appeal"
 
~ Moment Magazine

— UK — 

Named one of the Top 10 "shows you won't want to miss" at the Edinburgh Festival (out of thousands of shows) 
~ The Scotsman (Scotland's leading national paper)

"The most subversive show of all is Things You Shouldn't Say by The Kinsey Sicks" 
~ The Times (UK)

"You'll love The Kinsey Sicks ... as sharp as Bette Davis' tongue"
 
~ The Herald Scotland

"Stunning ... it brings the audience to its feet"
 
~ The Scotsman

"Hilarious and mesmerising ... An absolute must watch" 

~ Edinburgh Fest Magazine

"A vitally significant piece of work" 

~ Ed Fringe Review

"The show is a blast ... thought-provoking ... engaging on every level." 
~ Fest Magazine


Kinsey Sicks Celebrate Edinburgh Fringe 70th Anniversary on Scottish National TV!

Filmed on Scottish National TV for the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe —  a unique Kinsey Sicks tribute to Bette Midler, honoring their founding as “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet" at her concert 24 years ago. From The Kinseys' show, “Things You Shouldn’t Say".


Rachel's Guest Column on the Ethics of Comedy!

Ben Schatz, AKA Rachel, writes an important article in The Skinny, Scotland premier monthly publication on the arts and culture, for their Comedians on Ethics column to discuss morally responsible comedy: 

"Making people laugh doesn’t get you off the hook. Smart comics think about what we say. If we want to offend people — and I offend people on an hourly basis — we owe it to ourselves and our audience to decide whom we want to offend and why."


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"Funny, dirty, profound, profane, witty, filthy, but the best description is the simplest: fantastic!"

- Edge Miami

"The hottest ticket in town ... taking the cabaret world by storm ... voices sweet as birdsong."

- New York Times

"Inventive...riotously funny...sublime."

- Variety

"TOP 6 PICK OF THE SEASON"

- The Sunday Mail (Australia)

"If you haven't made the acquaintance of The Kinsey Sicks, it's high time you did.... Uproarious... brilliant... authentically joyful."

- Washington Post

"All-you-can-enjoy buffet of fabulous… amazing voices... they perform superb a cappella versions of songs you will never remember the same way again."  

- Scotland on Sunday

"What proves possibly most striking... isn't merely their phenomenal vocal blend, but their astonishing ability to cross the line between harmonic brilliance and side-splitting comedy.”

- broadwayworld.com

"The Royal Shakespeare Company of drag performance."

- KQED San Francisco (National Public Radio)

"Outrageous, marvelous, hilarious ... they're golden-throated vocalists who defy categorization."

- Chicago Tribune

"Gloriously, proudly bad taste...gut-busting parodies and raucous shtick...high camp, unafraid, subversive...astonishing."

- SF Chronicle

"Riotously funny...ferociously creative...a must-see...everyone will enjoy themselves!"

- Time Out Magazine (New York)

"As funny as they are harmonious, they have already cemented their national reputation."

- The Boston Globe

"Gut wrenchingly funny...pitch perfect a cappella harmonies."

- The Advocate

"Hammy, hilarious music with a message... These are four men with big hair and big voices."

- Miami Herald

"Wickedly funny ... outrageous ... The Kinseys have earned flat-out critical raves."

- Detroit Free Press

"Beautifully sung, comic and politically savvy. It was a lark with substance and the audience (and I) went wild."

- Montreal Gazette

"Tight harmonies the Andrews Sisters would have envied. [V]ery funny ... intelligent ... touching."

- Boston Herald

"The Kinsey Sicks have produced one of the most joyous evenings of sharp comedic and musical material I've seen in decades."

- Theatermania.com

"A welcome breath of fresh air.... The audience could not stop laughing."

- Jewish Week (NY)