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Don't Spit the Water!


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In the spirit of Make Me Laugh, Comedy Central's series in which contestants won when they didn't laugh at comedians' jokes, Blewt! Productions has created this hour-long interactive game show. Three anything-for-a-guffaw comics try to get audience volunteers in funny hats to laugh and spit out a mouthful of water, occasionally on each other or the first row. Hosted by funky-dancing Steve Gadlin (channeling Gilda Radner's deadpan Roseanne Roseannadanna) and the mute but cute Paul Luikart, the competition escalates from spit take to spit take, and audience members who keep a straight face win. On my visit one stone-faced young woman demonstrated the concept's fundamental flaw: she refused to spew, even after she was reminded that the show's title was tongue-in-cheek. If you don't lose it, the audience can't either. To fully enjoy this show, you should probably fill your mouth with a lot of booze beforehand. Through 4/22: Fri 10:30 PM. $10.

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