Last weekend I went with Julie, Cassie, Alyson, and “Felicity” to the Off-Broadway Theatre in
Before I start I must say that I figured out that they gave me the student price. I am not a student. I haven't been a student for a very long time (as my sister recently told someone). So, I feel like I owe the group some more money. If you're reading this, Laughing Stock people, and you want your two dollars, feel free to e-mail me to make the request for that money and put in the subject line "I want my $2." Now, on with the blog.
I thought that Laughing Stock was, for the most part, funny. However, I didn’t like the game where all the players were supposedly the same celebrity (who ended up being Paris Hilton – BLAH). It ended up that the players had to say the same things at the same time. I thought it was a little painful. Okay, it was very painful. They should cut that act from the show. Other than that bit, the show was enjoyable.
One thing that I liked about Laughing Stock was that we could yell out suggestions for topics or whatever they needed for that sketch. Some of the people in the audience were kind of funny, too. I am in favor of crowd participation at comedy shows. I think that it can be a lot more enjoyable for the average person if they are allowed a chance to participate in a non-publicly-humiliating way, like by shouting words from their chairs.
Another cool part of the show was at the end – the players were out in the lobby so we could talk to them! It’s always fun to be able to converse with the performers of whatever show you see. I found the improv people to be mostly nice and liked our conversation. …except for that part where the announcer guy (Eric?) stood in my personal space. That sort of freaked me out because people don’t usually stand so close to me. Actually, it was weird for me to have a male talking to me of his own accord, let alone enter my personal bubble. I don’t even know how or why it happened. We were talking about elevation, and suddenly he was looming in my face and telling me his height. I didn’t really know what to do, so I just stuttered out my height with the voice of a mouse. I need to get out more often. I can't believe I was so shocked. Ah, don't worry; he's married. But, it was still shocking!!!?!?!?!?!
Basically, the show was fun, but I’m not sure I could go week after week, especially if they do that skit with all of them talking at once. It just seemed like it didn’t move quickly enough or something. I think it would be fun to see one of their shows. They sound like they could be really humorous.