There Is No Good News
“When I was seven years old, my parents bought me a bullwhip. This was actually a responsible parenting decision. I needed it to protect myself since they bought one for my older brother.” With these words, David Mogolov kicks off a hilarious frisking of his own experience, looking for some smuggled bit of wisdom he can share with his daughter. Tying together stories of fryolators, fake lawyers, junk science, tweakers, financial schemers and bomb threats, he sneaks in surprising insights between almost-constant punchlines.
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- Written and performed by David Mogolov. Directed by Steve Kleinedler. Music by Ryan Walsh and Evan Sicuranza.
- Debuted July 17th, 2010 at ImprovBoston
- Initial run included 7 opening shows also titled “There Is No Good News,” directed by David Mogolov, written and performed by Paul Barner, Hannah Foell, Ryan Douglass, Sara Faith Alterman, Quentin James (w/Ken Breese & Zach Eisenstadt), Marcelo Illarmo (with Greg Reimann, Mia Stendahl, and Kevin Harrington), and Maitland Lederer.
- Appeared as a part of the Frigid Festival 2011, NYC
- A Boston Globe Nightlife pick, August, 2010
- Boston Magazine Forecast pick, August, 2010
“a dizzying monologue that integrates personal stories and philosophical quandaries with hilarious results.” – The Apiary, March 3, 2011
“Mogolov’s strength is his slick wit combined with an effectively dry, rapid-fire delivery that gets the audience deep into a joke without their necessarily seeing it coming. … The thinky-ness of Mogolov’s humor is the heart of his piece’s charm” - nytheatre.com, February 26th, 2011
“But it’s not just a comedic piece; it’s razor sharp in its wit and cynicism in a manner reminiscent of David Sedaris, Dennis Miller, Brian Unger, and Bill Maher.” - The Happiest Medium, March 9, 2011
“Sometimes quiet, sometimes explosive, his voice draws the audience in and captivates them.” - Stagebuzz, March 9, 2011
“…what slips out in his torrent of words is an acute consciousness of failings or potential failings, in him and in society.” –Cambridge Day, July 22, 2010
“His characters were dead on, totally hilarious and true to life. The writing was spectacular – intelligent, direct, and most importantly emotional without being needy.” - Shannon Connolly, Dec. 20, 2010
“…there are reveals in “There Is No Good News” that shook me to absolute silence. David’s examinations of his own reactions to the world and to others made me re-examine my reactions.” – Kevin Quiqley, Aug. 11, 2010
The stories are so interwoven that it’s difficult to show many sensible excerpts. Here’s one:
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