International Hit SHOW UP Flips Cincinnati Audiences’ Lives Into Solo Comedy at Cincy Fringe


Peter Michael Marino. Photo by Alicia Levy.

CINCINNATI, OH – Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in NYC and at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, semi-scripted, solo comedy SHOW UP makes its Cincy Fringe debut May 31-June 9 at First Lutheran Church Lounge.

This one-man, comedic, interactive, improvised spin on the traditional solo show is all about the good, bad and ugly experiences of the audience – who also lend a hand in the set & sound design. And there’s a party!

★★★★★ “A performer of great intelligence, wit and energy.” – Bunbury Magazine
★★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Front Row Center
★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Well worth showing up to!” – Fringe Guru
★★★★ “Hilarious! – The Wee Review
“A whirlwind hour!” – The Scotsman
“Rare and special work. Highly recommended!” – The Fringe Review
“Hilarious!” – TimeOut New York
“A keen and witty mind” – Edinburgh Reporter
“An unforgettable experience!” – The Sick of the Fringe

WHO: Semi-written & Performed by Peter Michael Marino
Directed by Michole Biancosino & The Audience


  • 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31
  • 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1
  • 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2
  • 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3
  • 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6
  • 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7
  • 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9

WHERE: First Lutheran Church, 1208 Race Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
TICKETS: $15 at

Peter Michael Marino is a New York City native and the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 500 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” More info at:



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