Home for Hanukkah With Bubbe: An Interactive Holidays Experience | ComedySportz Theatre | Improv/Sketch, Holiday Shows | Chicago Reader

Home for Hanukkah With Bubbe: An Interactive Holidays Experience New Review (Theater and Comedy) Image

When: Wednesdays. Continues through Dec. 21 2016

What fresh mishegoss is this? While I suppose I should be grateful for any acknowledgement of the Jews' little corner of December, I can't help feeling we can do better than this 60-minute hodgepodge. ComedySportz introduces us to Bubbe and Zayde ("grandma" and "grandpa"), who are throwing a Hanukkah party for the loose ends in the family: grandchild Samuel, whose parents went to Acapulco without him; grown son Bradley, who should only find a nice girl; and Uncle Sal, who tells cornball jokes ("Did you hear about the bagel that got attacked on social media? It was a shmear campaign"). The group generates some goodwill (particularly Cynthia Kmak's beatific Zayde), but no interest inasmuch as the gathering turns out to be little more than a context for playing improv games, often tediously. —Tony Adler

Price: $15

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