America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet

Raves for The Kinsey Sicks at Edinburgh Fringe!

★★★★ You'll love the Kinsey Sicks … Fringe favorites, they’re powerful, brave and at times incredibly moving ... But it's the clever song parodies that are the cherry on top. As ever, their lyrics are as sharp as Bette Davis's tongue.
- Sunday Herald (Scotland)

★★★★ Hilarious and mesmerising ... What makes this a unique show is that the witty and superbly written satire is accompanied by exquisite four-part harmonies. The Sicks’ vocal skills and onstage chemistry are discernible from a mile away ... An absolute must watch!
- EdFestMagazine 

The most subversive performance of all is 'Things You Shouldn’t Say' ... the show mocks the president in outrageous songs and wisecracks before it drags the audience through the regime’s most unsettling aspects.
- The Times (UK)
 
If anyone is compiling a Top Ten Shows that Stick it to Donald Trump, then The Kinsey Sicks should be on it...stunning…tear-jerking and stirring. It brings the audience to its feet.
- The Scotsman

★★★★★ An evening of humour and emotion. No punches are pulled ... The parody songs written and performed by the group are as clever as they are funny, and the harmonies of the group blended extremely well ... there are moments of outrageous sexuality and comedy throughout … the selling point of ‘Things You Shouldn’t Say’ is a heart wrenching account of their experience of the AIDS crisis in America, and the use of the epidemic as a political weapon by the Republicans ... The point of the discourse was reactionary to current affairs, and to implore the audience not to be passive bystanders … A well-executed and vitally significant piece of work with the added bonus of some very talented singing.
- EdFringe Review

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)