"Van ‘t Hof plays with his young audience like a seasoned entertainer while adults recognize existential questions. Outlandish."
"Without shortchanging the other two performers in any way, René van ‘t Hof, with his poker faces, pleading eyes, crazy dances and a cocky juggling act with a xylophone and sticks, is so downright good, and beyond that unmistakably Keaton & Chaplin & Laurel & Hardy in one body, that you don’t know where you have to look, while you at the same time have to control your bladder."
“An uncommonly original show for pre-schoolers! With The man who knows it all director Jetse Batelaan has managed to rouse his audience, ranging from the very young to grownups, and make them roar with laughter. The show kicks off with a catchy song by Keimpe de Jong: ‘Here’s the man who knows it all, he’s unforgettable’. Until the arrogant man-who-knows-it-all starts to make mistakes, and his young viewers are compelled to call out suggestions to help him, creating a sense of chaos and anarchy that is rarely evoked or allowed in theatres. An accomplished entertainer, René van ’t Hof keeps his fired-up audience on a string; sometimes thanking a child, sometimes responding with vexation. His helpful side-kick, performed with great humour and timing by Tjebbe Roelofs, brings some wonderfully wacky creations and asides. Together they form an irresistibly funny Batelaan-duo, with disorderly help from the mood-boosting multi-musician De Jong.”