‘A Worthless Piece Of Sh*t’ – They’re Not Kidding

By Ernest Kearney  —  There was some talent on the stage – Danielle Shvartsman, Hess Hagge, and Phil Arliss – and then there wasn’t. 

There was a repetition of funny concepts which managed to amuse on the first outing and less so on those that followed.  And unfortunately, like serpents, improv dies from the head down.

Additionally on the night I attended, and I apologize in advance if I’m mistaken, it seemed as if there were in the audience either shills, family members, or possibly hyenas, recently, escaped from the L.A. Zoo.  Whatever, their gormless guffawing did more harm than good.


A Worthless Piece Of Sh*t playing during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2023
at the
Asylum @ McCadden Theatre (McCadden Theatre),in Hollywood.

For Hollywood Fringe Festival Details, A Worthless Piece Of Sh*t Show Information, and Tickets Click HERE.

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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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  • Hi Darwin,
    I’m having a show in LA on August 26 at the Gardenia restaurant and lounge
    At 7066 sSanta Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood
    At 8:00…
    My original music.. and some songs from Me and greg
    The pianist is Andy Howe..
    I’mvery excited and would love to see you there
    Hope you are doing great❣️


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