Come see Sacred
Fools' Improv/Sketch comedy group FOOL
The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday
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sketch and improv scenes!
Chris Connor - Tara Beth Conolly - Henry
Dittman - Scott Leggett
Gerald McClanahan - Tamara Pennington - Weston Taussig and Marty Yu
the only question you have to ask is,
"What am I going to do
with all the money I save?"
Director Benjamin Davisí series of
mostly improvised sketches is fun, inventive and charmingly unpolished. The
first sketch, "Lickety Split," was a fresh riff on the game-show gag,
where the contestants racked up points by delivering any olí answer as long as
they belted it out. Actors Gerald McClanahan (who wrote the majority of the
planned skits), Chris Connor, Noelle Potvin, Marty Yu, Guy Stevenson and Weston
Taussig were at times amazingly spontaneous. Not only does Fool Samples take
audience suggestions, one particularly brutal exercise was overseen by
Stevenson, who would call out "switch" when he didnít like the
direction the improvistes were taking, forcing them to pick a new tack on the
spot ó as if improv isnít nerve-wracking enough. The show is rounded out by
the delightfully absurd "Board Room," in which Stevenson reams all his
incompetent employees in what is the kookiest corporation ever. One and a half
- Andrew Lentz
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