“Defending the Caveman” Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Defending the Caveman

Blonde4ever reviews Defending the Caveman at The D Las Vegas.

I recently spent a delightful evening laughing at the show “Defending the Caveman” at the D in downtown Las Vegas.

The theater is small and intimate, and there are no bad seats. The price of admission is a reasonable $36.95. Website VIP is 46.95 for priority seating. Platinum VIP is 61.95 and includes premium seating, a drink and souvenir T-shirt and photo.

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This is my second time seeing this show. If I go to a show more than once you know it is hilarious because I would never return to a comedy show that didn’t make me laugh. I actually enjoyed this second viewing even more than the first, and I would go again.

Kevin Burke has been performing the one-man Broadway show “Defending the Caveman” in Las Vegas for ten years, and its longevity speaks volumes. “Caveman” is the longest running solo play in Broadway history. “Caveman” examines male/female relationships from prehistoric times to the present. His set is simple, just two prehistoric paintings and a few rocks. Kevin is adept at interacting with the audience in a humorous way and making them feel like they are part of the show.

I tend to agree with the premise that some men are assholes, but I will concede that after watching Kevin’s show I am willing to entertain the notion that they are just “different.” Anyone who has ever been in a relationship can identify with the themes in this show. It uses humor to illustrate gender dichotomies. You will find yourself nodding in agreement multiple times throughout the show. You may even find yourself thinking about certain male/female issues in ways that you never thought of them before. Defending the Caveman gives you something to think about.

Mr. Burke presents the “hunter” VS “gatherer” theories in such a charming way that I found myself (briefly) having warm and fuzzy feelings towards men by the end of the show. Sometimes Vegas-goers will bypass the smaller shows when they are in town and go looking for the big productions, but I guarantee if you see this show you won’t be sorry.

Defending the Caveman

Even if you go into this show in a bad mood, you will come out with a smile on your face; an invaluable gift that Kevin Burke bestows upon his audience.

Performances are 8:40 p.m. nightly at the D Showroom at the D Las Vegas.
Tickets can be bought here or by calling 702-388-2111.

[Photos: Blonde4ever]

About the Author

Bonnie, aka Blonde4ever, is the admin of one of our favorite Vegas forums: LasVegas4ever. She covers a large spectrum of topics from her personal experiences in Las Vegas.

7 Comments on "“Defending the Caveman” Will Put a Smile on Your Face"

  1. Nice write up! I’m definitely a fan of more intimate shows. I’ll have to put this on my “downtown activity” list for my next Vegas visit.

  2. Narsfweasels | June 27, 2017 at 7:07 pm |

    Bonnie, can I ask – Mrs Narsfs is not a native speaker of English, do you think this would be fine for her?

    • Hmmmm…that is hard to answer without knowing how fluent she is. If she understands the people she encounters in day to day life, I think it would be.

  3. Jeff Blair | July 1, 2017 at 1:15 am |

    What timing. I was trying to figure out what show to see there on my next trip.

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