Opening Friday: GEEK SHOW brings their Razor Sharp Sketch Comedy to the Playground Theater
January 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Plan your Friday night around catching GEEK SHOW as they take over the Playground’s Graffiti Sketch Comedy Showcase.
All bias aside, I loved their recent peformance at Sketchfest. GEEK SHOW is a little smarter, a little deeper and a little darker than a lot of other groups. Their presentation is tight and efficient and they are truly hilarious. They even blasted the Kinks as their transition music. That’s a formula for sketch comedy excellence.
What is a “geek show?” Well, in the old days, a geek show was a carnival act where a single oaf (the geek) stood in the center ring to commit a bizarre, horrific act that was found disdainful but ultimately entertaining by the masses, such as chasing live chickens, and then biting their heads off. This GEEK SHOW simply chases and bites the heads off of the various idiocies in our modern lives.
Let’s face it, today’s America is overstimulating, complicated, and constantly changing in ways that cannot be controlled. We are an exceptional nation, proud of it’s porn and overeating. Each of us is special, just like everyone else. GEEK SHOW is here to show us how ridiculous it all truly is, and how the ways we cope with it are even stranger. Leave the 2.5 kids at home for this show. Besides, they’re only dragging you down.
GEEK SHOW stars Justin Howard, Jeff Murdock, Tim Reardon and Jo Scott, and is directed by Dunbar Dicks.
Fridays @ 10pm, January 28 – March 4.
The Playground Theater, 3209 N Halsted St (Belmont & Halsted), Chicago, IL 60657.
$10 tickets are available at the door. Reservations may be made at The-Playground.com.
All shows are BYOB and a new guest comedy group opens for GEEK SHOW each week!