SACRED FOOLS | FOOL in "Fool Samples!"

Got a... funny problem?

Need comic relief?

Fool Samples

Come see Sacred Fools' improv comedy group FOOL
The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday Night
of each Mainstage Show!
Don't know when that is?
Check the Calendar to find out for sure!

Featuring sketch and improv scenes!

FOOL is:
Chris Connor - Gerald McClanahan - Noelle Potvin
Guy Stevenson - Weston Taussig and Marty Yu

For only three dollars,
the only question you have to ask is,
"What am I going to do
with all the money I save?"

REVIEWS!

LA WEEKLY

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 thumbs up.

- Andrew Lentz
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