Actors Provide Laughs with Dramatic Readings of Yelp Reviews

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Online review sites like Yelp can be really helpful, but one always has to remember to take it from the source.  I remember reading one that gave a hotel a poor review because the lobby chairs weren’t comfortable and the hotel TV didn’t have the writer’s favorite channel.  As such, many reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt: like the old joke, people will complain about how food at a restaurant will taste poorly and also that the portions were too small.

So I got a real kick out of this video: actor Chris Kipiniak, who has appeared on TV’s The Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, does a dramatic reading of a one-star Yelp review of the Stratford Diner in New Jersey by a writer named ‘Dalia B.’  The woman enjoyed her meal but seems particularly disappointed that her compliments were not taken seriously (of course, Kipiniak’s reading in a hurt, befuddled voice makes it that much more sensitive!)

On the other end of the spectrum, Kipiniak’s video was followed by a video by fellow Good Wife actress Theresa Plummer of a dramatic reading of a four-star Yelp review, this time of Tamarind of London in California by user Nathan A.  Nathan’s review has a rather unorthodox focus on the impact the food had on his bowel movements despite its high rating.

This appears to be a continuing series, so go to JoePlummer’s YouTube channel to check out Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews.  As I detailed in my opening, I doubt there will be any shortage of laughable material.

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...)For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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