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ImproVision: VooDoo Burlesque
Well, those short-form masochists are at it again. Leave it to local improv duo George McRobb and Alan MacKenzie to leave the audience cringing. Laughing, too, but cringing.
After a neat (and at times, even kinda nice) opening skit about a lonely man haunted by a ghostly dog, they deftly turned an audience suggestion of “knife sharpening” into an educational slideshow at Serial Killer School. But then the real pain started, as McRobb endured having wooden clothespins fastened to his nose, ears and lips by an audience member.
And for the big finish, both men performed blindfolded and barefoot… while walking (and sometimes falling) on a stage covered with mousetraps. It’s more endurance test than comedy.
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
You couldn't be more naked on stage than when stripped of scripts and performing the dark magic known as short-form improv.
In the grand tradition of Gypsy Rose Lee and Papa Shango, ImproVision trots out their naughtiest bits, while aroused audiences stick them with suggestions (or mousetraps and clothespins) like voodoo dolls.
5 STARS "Kings of short-form improv" - CBC Manitoba
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM CDT: