REviews for Joe HARtMAN

Joe Hartman is as comically clumsy as he is deftly capable--which makes his portrayal by turns funny and poignant.— Daryl H Miller, Los Angeles Times

Overwhelming Underdogs is a "tour-de-force" by Austin darling, Joe Hartman. One-man shows are a popular format in A-town, and Hartman doesn't disappoint. We loved it. — Austinist

However, the truly outstanding performances here belong to Chris Humphrey – Emory's viperous, gay-bashing Nanna – and Joe Hartman, whose Linda carries with her all of the nuanced flair and pathos for which one could hope. Humphrey and Hartman share an especially impressive facility for physical acting and vocal prowess —  Adam Roberts, The Austin Chronicle

Ultimately, the star turn of the show comes from Joe Hartman's portrayal of "Linda," Emory's best friend who also happens to be a chicken.  Hartman's grace and comedic timing are on a level that I have not seen since I saw Harvey Fierstein as "Tevye" in Fiddler on the Roof. — Olin Meadows, Austin Onstage

Hartman, last seen in The City Theatre's Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, is fantastic as the caring, innocent, and naïve priest. You can see the taxing pain in his eyes every time he has to confront and punish the Marquis, and his journey throughout the play is both fun to watch and terrifying to see. — Jeff Davis, Broadway World

Joe Hartman's Idol Worship told his familiar but personal story of finding his (impressively massive) voice with the help of his holy trinity of divas: Miss Piggy, Carol Burnett and Judy Garland. — Michael Graupmann, Culture Map Austin

Joe Hartman has the smooth confidence, energy and untouched good looks of Ares, god of war. — Michael Meigs, CTX Live Theatre

Joe Hartman plays Warren as a loveable clown (think of a male version of Zooey Deschanel). He's zany, quirky, and equal parts lunatic and philosopher. — Jeff Davis, Broadway World

As the show’s announcer, Mr. Macy, and about a million other characters, Joe Hartman could charm even Ebenezer Scrooge’s cold heart. - Cate Blouke, Austin American Statesman

Hartman and Curry are hilarious in their respective optimist and pessimist extremes. Hartman’s enthusiasm is charming and hapless, and you can’t help but chuckle at the contrast of Curry’s acrimony.— Cate Blouke, Austin American Statesman