About the Show
“A KNOCK EM DEAD STORY – FUGELSANG HAS THE SOUL OF AN ICONOCLAST.”
– THE NEW YORKER
“ENTERTAINING AND HILARIOUS”
– NY POST
“GLORIOUSLY ENTERTAINING, RIOTOUS AND INSPIRTATIONAL – A JOYOUS SURPRISE!”
“A RAPIER WIT”
– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“THE JOKES ARE WORTHY OF LENO OR LETTERMAN.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
"DYNAMIC AND CAPTIVATING!”
“AN EXCELLENT STORYTELLER. CYNICAL AND ENDEARING, HILARIOUS AND POIGNANT”
– WASHINGTON SQUARE NEWS
“A MAGICAL AND IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING EVENING”
– THEATRE MANIA
“WARM, UNIQUE, LAUGH OUT LOUD HILARIOUS”
“SMOOTH DELIVERY, ELASTIC PHYSICALITY, AND THE LAUGHS ENJOY UNIVERSAL APPEAL”
– THE STAR-LEDGER
“EXCELLENCE…. HAS EVERYONE HOLDING THEIR BREATH!!”
“HIGH ENERGY AND POIGNANT”
– CURTAIN UP
– BRITISH GQ
"THIS MAN HATES HIMSELF."
- DAVID DUKE
"One of my favorite comedians" - Bill Maher
"A stellar story-teller - it delivers an unexpectedly lovely & life affirming wallop" - NY Daily News
Actor & Comedian John Fugelsang, in a tragicomic monologue nominated for the Drama League's "Distinguished Performance" Award, takes audiences on a hilariously twisted & painfully true journey THE NEW YORKER calls "A knock-em dead story."
Years ago, John's parents - a Catholic Nun & Franciscan Brother - broke their vows and married. Now, with his father's health failing, John's mom makes a bizarre request that leads to a Comedy of Terrors featuring Celebrity White-Supremacists, Homeland Security disasters, very bad behavior & unexpected miracles.
Guilt: A Love Story was originally directed by Obie Award-winner Pam MacKinnon & premiered off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop under the title 'All The Wrong Reasons.' It's a comedy-drama-suspense-romance, and a solo show for people who hate solo shows that NYTheatre.Com calls 'Gloriously entertaining, riotous and inspirational - a joyous surprise!'
John Fugelsang is an actor/comedian who currently has the #1 comedy album in America, along with Stephanie Miller & Hal Sparks, with 'Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour Volume 1.' The tour kicked off in Madison Wisconsin in April 2011, raising money for the recall efforts of Gov. Scott Walker. Since then, the tour has played to sold out houses across America, raising money for progressive causes in every city. Audience members have included Aretha Franklin & on-stage guests have included Lily Tomlin & Rob Reiner. 'Sexy Liberal' was just nominated for 4 2012 Pollstar Awards, including 'Tour of the Year' and 'Volume 1' is the first political comedy album ever to reach #1 on the iTunes, Amazon & Billboard comedy charts.
John's credits include "CSI," "Providence," "Becker," IFC's "Onion News Network," Coyote Ugly & the upcoming features Coexist and Price Check opposite Parker Posey, premiering at The Sundance Film Festival. He also once interviewed George Harrison & Paul McCartney, on separate continents, for different TV specials, in the same week.
His mother is an ex-Nun and his father was a Franciscan Brother. His Drama League-nominated Solo Show 'Guilt: A Love Story' will be performed at the Queens Theatre on Saturday, 28 January and is based on his parents' love story. He admires Jesus as any guy would admire mom’s first husband.
He’s recently performed for US Troops in El Salvador, Honduras, and on their humanitarian mission to Haiti. As a political comedian he’s a regular on MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNN, HLN & CurrentTV.
Other credits include over 20 appearances on "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," "America's Funniest Home Videos" & "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve" for ABC. As a political comedian he’s a regular on MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNN, HLN & CurrentTV. His Drama League-nominated Solo Show 'Guilt: A Love Story' will be performed at the Queens Theatre on Saturday, 28 January.