Moore is Less

WOMEN WHO TALK TOO MUCH AND THE MICROPHONES THAT LOVE THEM written and performed by Micki Moore, directed by.


WOMEN WHO TALK TOO MUCH AND THE MICROPHONES THAT LOVE THEM written and performed by Micki Moore, directed by Ian Ferguson. Poor Alex (296 Brunswick). Runs to November 16, Thursday-Saturday 8 pm. $35, stu $15. 416-923-1644. Rating: N Rating: N

Former talk-show host and mi-nor celebrity Micki Moore’s first solo show should be called Women Who Think They’re Funny And The Suckers Who’ll Pay $35 To Find Out Otherwise.Her monotonous series of 10 monologues about women and public speaking displays one thing — her ability to change clothes quickly. She pays more attention to couture, cleavage and coifs than character.

Fitting, I guess, for a woman who hosted a show called You’re Beautiful.

The only sketch with any subtext — or comic truth — is the second to last, in which a Rosedale matron addresses a hospital board and exposes her racial prejudice. Cute at best.

Sin City’s Ian Ferguson should have thought twice before allowing his name to appear as director. The between-scenes announcer — who reads annoying postscripts about Moore’s characters that will have you retching — was smarter.

Give me Andrea Martin and her SCTV parody Libby Wolfson any day.jonkap@nowtoronto.com

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