Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. This crazed concoction of sex, lies, fraud and gender-bending action proves Sir Walter Scott’s point. William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore’s sitcom begins with a passionate grope on the couch between Kate (the fetching and very funny Nicole Arlyn) and Leslie (the hysterical, show-stealing Terry Scannell). The problem is, Kate’s supposed to be marrying would-be bandleader and part-time accountant Jon (Davis Campbell), while Leslie is Jon’s roommate. Furthermore, Jon has been cheating the IRS by listing Leslie as his wife. But now the jig may be up. Tommy Colavito is terrific as the nerdy, sexually frustrated IRS investigator. Toss in a nosy super (Larry Romano), an unexpected visit by Jon’s loopy nebbish mom (Rosalind Gatto), ample servings of alcohol, and this comedy of errors is off and running.

Director Ronnie Marmo maintains a fast and furious pace.

Written 6/5/03
(Jim Crogan)

Note: Ronnie Marmo has replaced Larry Romano as the nosy super