Buzzed Broadway | Laugh Out Loud | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

Buzzed Broadway New Review (Theater and Comedy) Image

When: Thursdays. Continues through April 27 2017

The best improvisers keep it simple and make it look easy. The folks behind Buzzed Broadway try too hard and make improv look impossible. It's challenging enough to create a fully improvised parody of a Broadway musical, but this Laugh Out Loud show junks it up with an additional gimmick, a drinking game that invites audience members to lift a glass every time a performer says a particular line or does a particular dance move. I suppose it could still work if the performers seemed knowledgeable enough about musical theater to mock it (they don't), or even if the audience got into the drinking game (it didn't, at least not on the night I attended). Instead, this was 45 minutes of bad theater periodically interrupted by awful off-the-cuff singing and clumsy dancing not even beer goggles could make look good.—Jack Helbig

Price: $15



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