Jet City Improv to Present 'Naughty and Nice' Holiday Comedies, 11/30-12/21
Heartwarming family comedies, irreverent naughty improv and holiday traditions are all on Jet City Improv's holiday list for 2013. With a newly added 4pm family matinee, there really is an improvised comedy show for everyone this season. Returning for another year of gut-wrenching raunchy fun is Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas, along with the hilarious take on the holiday classic,It's Your Wonderful Life. All performances of It's Your Wonderful Life are appropriate for all ages, but this is not the case for Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas.
Both of these improvised comedies take audience suggestions of holiday memories at the start of the show, and what happens after that...nobody knows! In It's Your Wonderful Life, audience members get the George Bailey treatment as actors show what their lives might have been like had they never been born, complete with Mr. Potter-esque villains, true love, and angels getting their wings. The cast of Uncle Mike, on the other hand, solicits each night's audiences' most cherished holiday memories and re-enacts them, adding to the story an appearance from the obscene, vulgar, and generally perverse Uncle Mike (played by Mike Murphy, who returns for his sixth season in this role).
The cast of It's Your Wonderful Life features a mix of returning cast members and brand new talent: Elizabeth Brammer, Matt Caliri, Mike Christensen, Margaret Erikson, David Gordon, Joe Koenen, Jessica Robbins, Trent Walkiewicz, andRob Whitehead. It is created and directed by Phill Arensberg.
The cast of Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas features all returning cast members from last year's run: Mike Murphy as Uncle Mike, Molly Arkin, Jon Axell, Graham Downing, NiCK Edwards, Mandy Price, and Stephani Thomson. It is created and directed by Douglas Willott.
Uncle Mike Ruins Christmas runs Saturday nights (12:30am Sunday) on Nov 30 - Dec 21. Ages 18+. All tickets are $10.
It's Your Wonderful Life runs Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 with a new Family Matinee on Saturday at 4:00pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for children, seniors, students with a valid ID and TPS members.
Regular performances of Jet City Improv will also occur every weekend, with special holiday drinks at the bar and comedy for all ages based on festive audience suggestions. Twisted Flicks will also be getting into the holiday spirit with live re-dubbing of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at the end of November andRudolph's Shiny New Year at the end of December. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors.