What Would Carol Do? | iO Theater | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

What Would Carol Do?

When: Thursdays. Continues through May 17 2012

Katy Colloton's promo materials say her one-woman sketch show is about "the struggle we must face just to get past ourselves." That's not what I saw—which is probably for the better because it sounds just awful. If there's a through line here, it's Colloton demonstrating that she's a dynamic, eloquent comedian with a gift for character work and a range running from the unassuming to the flamboyant. She can be as subtle as Maria Thayer from Comedy Central's Strangers With Candy and as specific as Michaela Watkins, late of SNL. As a writer, however, Colloton needs to grow. Her sketches, which start from smart and workable premises, would benefit from more surprises. Punch lines arrive when and where you expect them, though most are saved by great delivery. —Dan Jakes

Price: $5

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