Two comics’ wacky, satirical distillation of all seven Harry books will delight purists and not-so-purists.
The show’s actors and creators discuss the enduring appeal of the 70-minute “Harry Potter” parody.
I actually found the show too generic for my tastes. The two actors give an energetic presentation, but the underlying show really did not have more than a surface involvement with the Harry Potter characters. The Harry Potter universe was instead the foundation for a show that dealt more with the relationship between the two stage characters. Walking away from the show, I found myself asking whether there was a single good joke about Hermione? Other than putting on a red wig, were there any real references to Ron? There is such a broad universe of Harry Potter fans that the authors could have made humor more focused on the characters and the plots of the books instead, using the game of quidditch as a set piece for the same old gags.
You probably have to have some familiarity with the Potter books to get the jokes, but if you're not familiar yet, call up the movie and then go see this show. The pace is manic, and every gesture and sentence is funny. Bring the kids.