Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, July 30, 2012

Watch: Yelp Reviews Read by Professional Actors

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM


Yeah, we know everyone's been posting this series, but the "Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews" videos are such a treat that we had to share them too. In the first episode, "1-Star Review of Stratford Diner by Dan B.," actor Chris Kipiniak manages to inject the full range of human emotion into what is essentially a run-on sentence:

We found episode no. 002, "4-Star Review of Tamarind of London by Nathan A.," a little less successful. Therese Plummer gives a spirited reading, but the review itself is amusing without her embellishment. (Sample sentence: "The butter chicken ... tender, moist pieces of dark meat chicken smothered in this delicious sauce with tomatoes, honey, cardamom, and what I'm assuming is a pound of laxatives.") The joke's funnier when the subject matter's more mundane.

Still, we're looking forward to more. And here's hoping for a Gatz-style stage production in the near future.

  • Pin It

Tags: , ,

About The Author

Anna Roth

Anna Roth

Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"