Fool is the
name of the sketch-and-improv comedy troupe that has been resident at
the Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood for a couple of years now. The group
has attracted a following by plying its craft in a regular late-night
spot Fridays at 11 p.m. and entertaining the legions of night-owls looking
for laughs.. But, theres a whole other audience that doesnt
stay up that late and being mindful of this, Fool is temporarily vacating
its Friday late-night spot to begin a mid-week engagement of performances.
Starting March 20, Fool will play a limited engagement of Tuesday and
Wednesday evening performances that begin at 8 p.m. This new show is called
Hot Fool Injection and it is an evening consisting entirely
of high octane sketch comedy (all scripted, no improv).
Fool Injection examines and comments upon such topics that capture
the attention of America at the beginning of the new century as safe sex,
new over-the-counter medications for the aches and stresses that plague
us, the sexual initiation of youth, the game-show craze, customer service,
a new animal mascot that will make the kids forget about that darn purple
dinosaur, and what really happens to screenplays in the Hollywood system.
Youll also meet unusual people such as Mr. Perfect, the perfect
boyfriend; and Brother Josiah, an openly gay Amish teenager.
Fool Injection is written by Marty Yu, Tamara Pennington, Tara Beth
Connolly, Gerald McClanahan, and Chris Connor, all of whom are in the
cast. The other performers include Crystal Keith, Rob English, and Chase
directs. Chalmers is the founder of Groundlings East in New York City.
The busy Chalmers appears in the current mainstage show at Sacred Fools,
Feet; and produces and hosts its monthly adult storytelling
series Listen To This on the first Monday evening of each
and Yu produce Hot Fool Injection for the Sacred Fools Theater
Company. Until recently, McClanahan was the Sacred Fools artistic director.
He co-directed last seasons The Brides.
performance slot has proven to be very popular at Sacred Fools, with its
most recent mid-week show Grimm! playing to sold-out houses.
Hot Fool Injection may well do the same, as it provides all
that one asks for in a show of its type: clever writing; an attractive
performing ensemble of very funny people; and loads of laughs.