A tour de force that showcases his considerable talents for satire, stand-up, endurance art and painting…”
Roberta Smith, The New York Times
Grossmalerman! is a screwball comedy where two wrongs make a right and artistic genius comes in unbreakable plastic bottles. Watching just one episode made me laugh so hard, the tears ran down my legs.
Christian Viveros-Faune, Village Voice
Part of Smit's success must come from the simple brilliance of his ventriloquism. Watching Smit assume the persona of Grossmalermanis like studying one of Rembrandt's strange fantasy portraits, in which the Dutchman puts on an exotic costume and then paints a "self-portrait" that isn't about himself at all.
Blake Gopnik, Washington Post
The Grossmalerman Show aims at both the art world and the conventional sitcom, and in its free-wheeling absurdity comes off a bit like that beloved classic The Young Ones.
I <3 Grossmalerman!
Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine
The Grossmalerman show paints a dark and hilarious portrait of the art world
Deborah Thomasian, Comedy Cake
Artillery Magazine Contemplating Comedy and Painting On Stage by Ezrha Jean Black
ARTnews RODENTS, SITCOMS, AND SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN: AT THE SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW by John Chiavernina
Vice.com Why Isn't Art Funny More Often? by Whitney Kimball
Huffington Post Art As the Vehicle for Conversation: The World of Jonathan Grossmalerman by Lori Zimmer
Washington Post Stepping Out of Character and Into His Art by Blake Gopnik
Paste Magazine, Guy Richards Smit's The Grossmalerman Show