‘Best Wife Ever!’ — Comedy Gold, but Fringe Silver

By Ernest KearneyCat Alvarado is a young comedian with some lovely large plumes in her bonnet. Unfortunately, her one-woman show Best Wife Ever! is a comedy routine masquerading as a solo piece. Her “journey from Evangelical Christianity to finding her identity in secular society” accounts for about six minutes of her routine and let’s throw in another minute-and-a-half at the end of her set where she does an R-rated version of the Biblical “Song of Solomon.”

Don’t get me wrong, her set was killer and the near capacity audience at the Wren took to Cat like…well cat-nip, but I, just, would rather see a little truth in advertising.


Silver Medal (via The TVolution)

Best Wife Ever

Playing During Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022



The Wren Theater @ The Irish Import Shop
742 Vine Street

Saturday June 25 2022, 6:00 PM


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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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