No Place Like Home
by Elaine Phillips
Elaine Phillips - Chicago, IL
V.11 - Red River College Roblin Centre 
After five continents (16 1/2 countries), comedian Elaine Phillips blends stand-up with tales of her misadventures abroad. Her utterly useless travel tips and clever observations on Japanese daily life, Turkish in-laws and Transiberian drunk diplomacy will keep you rolling with laughter. From déjà vu in Africa to seeing the Middle East alongside Trump supporters, she also reflects on her own suburban American roots and asks whether you ever really want to go home.
"Intellectual humor with attitude" - The Elgin Review

Elaine Phillips

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $11

Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language
Thu July 20 7:15 PM
Sat July 22 12:00 PM
Sun July 23 3:45 PM
Mon July 24 10:45 PM
Wed July 26 3:45 PM
Thu July 27 9:00 PM
Sat July 29 12:00 PM
Sun July 30 7:30 PM

No Place Like Home

Elaine Phillips—Red River College

The first rule of stand up is not to book an opener funnier than you. This play gave me very high hopes with Mike Delamont being the opener! Unfortunately that led to them being smushed by an awkward and non-funny 40 minutes of her struggling through her material. The whole thing felt unrehearsed and unprofessional. If this was her first time at stand up I wouldn’t be shocked. There were huge awkward pauses while she tried to think of something else to say. She couldn’t remember stories and seemed to grasp for literally anything at all to say to us. Awkward and unfunny, this stand up made me also want to stand up and leave the theatre. A play you can skip this year.

Kaitlyn Kriss