Boojie Nights | Performing Arts Review | Chicago Reader

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Two African-American duos perform together and separately in this bill combining clever sketch comedy and tight improv. Kevin Douglas and Inda Craig-Galvan of the politically minded Kevinda use rap to slyly dis George W. Bush and in one fantastical sketch imagine a young Condoleezza Rice telling her Black Panther father she's a Republican. Pip Lilly and Rebecca Jackson of Straight & Nappy portray corrupt evangelical preachers as well as rappers who inadvertently reveal embarrassing details about their personal lives. The sketches aren't all well timed, and quite a few just fade away, including a recurring story about a dork who's stood up. Yet neither troupe shies away from serious issues that confront the black community, making for a generally provocative show. Through 8/10: Wed 8 PM. I.O., 3541 N. Clark, 773-880-0199. $8.

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