The Accidental Pervert will arouse your socks off! Go See The Show!"
-Michael Musto, Village Voice
At taping of Barry Z's talk show recently, I ran into Andrew Goffman, writer/star of the long-running The Accidental Pervert.
On the show, Goffman said his one-man play "will make you laugh, and it'll make you hard."
Chimed in Barry, "It's the only show that gives the audience a standing ovation!"
'The Accidental Pervert': Funny but Poignant and Sweet Too - examiner.com
November, 30 2011
The Accidental Pervert has been playing in New York since January 23, 2010. It opened at the Players Theatre in The Village where it was extended three times. On July 15, 2011, it opened at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre where is currently is residing. It is scheduled to play there until April 28, 2012. Read More
Adaumbelle's Quest, July 23, 2011
In the words of the show's star, Andrew Goffman, ""The Accidental Pervert" will make you laugh, will make you cry, and will make you hard!" That is exactly how I felt on Friday, July 22, when I once again took in the hit Off-Broadway show "The Accidental Pervert" that has now moved to it's new home at 13th Street Repertory Theatre in NYC. This show is still rock hard with laughter, heart, and most of all 90 minutes of utter enjoyment! Read More
John Bathke's Blog, February 2, 2011
Of all things to forge a sacred bond between father and son…tossing a softball in the park, fishing together at a favorite lake, watching the football game on a Sunday afternoon… this is not a shared interest that you'd post pictures of on Facebook. Or document in the family photo album. Or brag about to the grandparents. Read More
Theater Mania, January 25, 2010
There is a serious play buried deep inside The Accidental Pervert, now at The Players Theatre Loft, but writer/performer Andrew Goffman is content to gently sideswipe the profound points of his story and go for laughs instead. And there are plenty of laughs, although his self-deprecating comedy is fundamentally built on a single joke. The end result is cute, in a disgusting sort of way. Read More
Theatre is Easy, January 25, 2010
The Accidental Pervert is a very funny play that explores the perils of opening that metaphorical Pandora's Box at the back of your dad's closet. When the contents turn out to be an extensive catalogue of XXX-rated videos, porn unexpectedly becomes one of the prime motivating factors in a young, impressionable boy's life. Read More
Examiner, January 17, 2010
The Accidental Pervert is playing at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (between West 3rd Street and Minetta Lane). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and tickets are $30. Directed by Charles Messina and written and performed by Andrew Goffman, The Accidental Pervert is the true accounting of one boy's odyssey to manhood via a childhood dominated by pornography. Read More
TheatreLife.com, January 2010
Andrew Goffman's outrageously silly one man show opened Off-Broadway at the Players Theater, 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village. The funny Goffman under Charles Messina's guidance delivers a slick physical performance in his semi-autobiographical account of a childhood dominated by pornography, after finding his father's collection of XXX-rated videos. The evening unfortunately is one comment delivered in three or four variations by the skilled Goffman.Read More
THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT — “The puns are thicker than untrimmed pubes!”, October 10, 2011
As you may know, if you’ve ever read anything I’ve written, or are even aware of the fact that I write for WHACK! Magazine… or my blog… or TheWomansPOV.com… or my column at McSweeney’s from a year or so back… I love pornography. I think it’s a valuable and important part of our culture, and it’s pretty fun to use. After years of publicly proclaiming this fact, I’m a seasoned pervert of the highest order.
So normally, if I’d shelled out good money to go see a play in which the main character ends up giving up the porn he’s loved for most of his life, I’d walk away feeling a little miffed. I’d go on some rant about how the predominating attitude toward sex and pornography in our culture is too Puritanical, and how it makes me angry to see works of supposed “art” falling prey to the fascist regime of anti-sex sentiment we’ve all had shoved down our throat since we were children. Perverts unite! And so on and so forth, ad nauseum. Read More
Ticket News, April 8, 2011
"The Accidental Pervert" is one of those hidden gems of New York theatre. Based out of the Players Theatre, Andrew Goffman simultaneously presents his unique, personal story and the universal story of millions of men growing up in a world of adult videos and magazines. Read More
StageZine.com, June 12, 2010
In his one-man show, The Accidental Pervert, Andrew Goffman chronicles his addiction to pornography from boyhood to adult. However, the show is not simply a funny monologue about one man's former obsession with pornography; it's also a tribute to his late father. As Mr. Goffman tells us, he discovered his dad's stash of 96 X-rated videos in their Pennsylvania home, and this created a long preoccupation with adult material. Read More
Broadway World, January 26, 2010
Sex. Masturbation. Porn. These are topics that our society shies away from openly discussing, at least within the daylight hours. America is not a land where candid talks about one's self-pleasuring habits are commonplace. We can see an arm blown off on TV but we can't hear the word vagina without going red in the face. Read More
Oscar E Moore, January 24, 2010
What was secretly done behind closed doors, cuddled up on a ratty upholstered La-Z-Boy in front of a vintage television set, watching the latest of his dad's XXX porno tapes on the DVD, surrounded by wads of tissues while his parents were not around, Andrew Goffman is now performing live, in front of a voyeuristic audience Friday and Saturday nights through March 6th at The Players Theatre at 115 MacDougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. Read More
NYTheatre.com, January 9, 2010
The Accidental Pervert is a salacious peek into a small town Pennsylvania boy's bedroom window, and underpants. After viewing, I ended up feeling a little dirty, a little horny. So I called my cheerleading squad right over, and we all took a shower. But seriously folks, porn addiction is a real problem. It can take over a person's life, make them shun their usual pastimes, avoid real partners in favor of Miss Rosy Palms, and deem real people unacceptable if they are less than perfectly Porn-a-riffic at all times. Isolating, self indulgent, and a big black hole of wasted time, I don't think anyone would call jerking it all day a healthy hobby. Read More
Clyde Fitch Report : 5 Questions, December 22, 2009
In the pantheon of great titles easily made into sex references, so many of which should be hung like paintings in Manhattan's Museum of Sex, The Accidential Pervert doesn't rank too high. It lacks the je ne sais quoi of Big. It runs a deficit beside Sex, Lies and Videotape. It doesn't spark the smirk that Faster, Pussycat! Kill Kill! puts on your face. It pales beside the unkosher Porky's. It hasn't the bliss of the faux-porn titles cited on the Brian Does Hollywood episode of Family Guy, in which Brian the dog directs You've Got Male Genitalia, The Purple Head of Cairo, Add Momma to the Train, Shaving Private Ryan and Welcome to My Face. Read More