"Pepper [Naomi Grossman] might be the fall's newest breakout star." -TV.com     LA WEEKLY THEATRE AWARD NOMINEE -Best Solo Performance-     "GO!" -LA Weekly     "Grossman captivates with her wonderfully expressive face and athletic body." -Backstage West     "Grossman recalls a young Imogene Coca.  She's spirited, imaginative, and genuinely funny.-Rocky Mountain News     "A firecracker of energy…  Grossman has Lucille Ball's same knack for physical humor." -Socal.com     "I nearly died laughing." -The Scotsman     "Grossman's control is absolute…  Her physical humour leaves the audience horrified and in stitches, her flexibility and comic timing is a winning combination." -Broadway Baby     "I grew steadily amazed by her ever quick-changing expressive range, impeccable timing, word-perfect delivery, and yoga-inspired physical agility.” -Fringe Review     "A laugh riot…  She portrays herself as foolish, shallow, ugly, silly, and this makes her very funny, sexy, and smart." -NYTheatre.com     "Captivating performanceBuen trabajo!." -TimeOut New York"     Her performance was thoroughly engaging and tremendously sincere… The acting felt so natural and candid, that I found myself almost thinking of Naomi as a friend." -TheEasy.com     "Grossman is such a charismatic performer… We are riveted to her every word and gesture during this theatrical treat." -Backstage

Carnival Knowledge premiered in 2009 at the Lex Theatre in Los Angeles, where it enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews (“Recommended” by LA Weekly).  It was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it received more critical praise (4 stars: The Scotsman, Broadway Baby, Fringe Review) and a transfer to London’s West End (Leicester Square Theatre).  It later played at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival, followed by an encore performance at NYC’s People’s Improv Theater.  Since then, Carnival Knowledge has toured to the following universities: