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Spin the Rascal

Crosseyed Rascals Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/12/2011 8:56 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/14/2011 3:14 PM | Updates

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Red River College (Venue 11), to July 23

The Crosseyed Rascals have enough energy, enthusiasm and team spirit to run an improv marathon relay. Unfortunately, they’re a little weak in the exchange zone: the comedic baton either gets fumbled at a critical moment, or else the receiver decides to run around in circles.

Finding the funny in short-form improv is a sprint. And while it takes a lot of juice to be simultaneously fast, funny and squeaky clean, this likeable Winnipeg foursome get winded before they get anywhere near a clever comeback or anything resembling a punchline.

While the Rascals didn’t spin many laughs out of the audience suggestions and game show-style interchanges that make up this 60-minute set, there were some.

Julie Horbal can be quick and cheeky and had some funny lines in a bit about a no-holds-barred vacumming competition, while the gangly, rubber-faced Mitch Krohn lent some goofy, physical humour to a game where audience volunteers became puppet masters.

— Carolin Vesely

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Step up and spin our Wheel o' Rascals … the fate of our raucous, uproarious and ridiculously random improv show is in your hands! You never know what game you'll get or which Rascal will show up to do it! So don't miss this Best of Fest fan favourite in its most fluky Fringe yet!

Best of Fest 2007 & 2010

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Unemployed, Fringe performers

http://www.crosseyed.ca/

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Updated on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM CDT: Adds review

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