It’s time for another episode and this week we have Now Magazine’s arts critic, Mr. Glenn Sumi!!
Glenn gives us the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a reviewer. He tells how he got his start, what’s it’s like to deal with backlash from somebody he’s critiqued, and how he has basically given up his social life, as he’s forced to watch upwards of 45,000 performances per year. Ok, “45,000” might be a slight exaggeration, but still, this man sees a lot of shows and probably knows more about the theatre, dance, and comedy scenes in Toronto than even the people who make a living in those professions. Ok, “make a living” might be a slight exaggeration…
There’s an added bonus if you stay till the end of this episode!! We finally figure out why Darryl drinks and yells at strangers on the street. Here’s a hint: it’s his mom’s fault.
Enjoy Glenn… and pity Darryl!!