Nomination for the Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Actress in a Non-Resident Production

“Funny and affecting…She is a brilliant observer and her characterisations…are powerfully nuanced.”  The Sydney Morning Herald

…utterly winning blend of humour and wistful observation… an intelligent and evocative meditation on appetite and hunger… The show…is a knockout. Miss it at your peril.” New Zealand Herald


PUNCH ME IN THE STOMACH  Theatrical Production

“Magnificent…hilarious…to miss her would be madness.” New Zealand Herald

“Filler is a complete chameleon, transforming herself instantly into dozens of relatives and accents … exhilarating and liberating.”
The Independent (London)
“Magnificent … Extraordinary … Dazzling … Stunning. The press note says she does ’35 plus characters’. But I was laughing, crying, thinking and feeling too hard to count.”
The Boston Globe
“Extraordinary work, an extraordinary story-teller…” Village Voice
“Consistently clever … Extraordinary … Tour de force” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Filler’s overriding warmth, relaxed delivery and level of comfort with the material is so engaging.”
The Toronto Star
“Filler has an extraordinary gift for mimicry …she has a wonderful smile , and embracing warmth… “
Globe & Mail (Canada)
“Filler, a gifted mimic…has tapped into the the same vein of self-deprecating attitude many great comics that has never been more aptly applied than here”
New York Newsday



“The most striking quality of Deb Filler’s performance… evokes the emotional dualism of much great humour (Issac Bashshevis Singer, Woody Allen and Bernice Reubens, among others), which implies that laughter is indispensable.” Montreal Mirror