Laugh Lines | pH Comedy Theater | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

Laugh Lines The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays. Continues through Sept. 4 2015

The latest cornfest from pH Comedy Theater, written and directed by company member Rasheeda Moore, explores the origin stories of the world’s cheesiest dad jokes and Cracker Jack-style one-liners to varying degrees of funny. The hour-plus sketch show begins with the three-person cast—Jared Miller, Tawny Safieddine, and Dan Wright—chanting and making offerings to the joke gods to ensure another year of good humor. Most of the sketches that follow, from the cookie that went to the doctor because it felt crumby to the horse at the bar with the long face, benefit from Safieddine’s impeccable physical comedy and Miller and Wright’s commitment. Others stretch too long, remain underdeveloped, or veer surprisingly dark for a premise based on groaners. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $10-$15

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