Monday, December 1, 2008
On Saturday, I saw Whirled News Tonight at the IO theater in Chicago. For the 6th time. If you've never seen it, you're missing a great show. The shtick is: the audience selects articles which inform the improv scenes but do not confine it. As an example, an article about the shuttle astronaut's freeze-dried Thanksgiving dinners led to an improvised scene where the astronauts decided to return to earth briefly and unfortunately got the shuttle towed by an overeager police officer. But never fear if you missed it: they're on every Saturday, and podcasting now too. Though to miss the physical/visual side of the show is a tragedy - hey WNT guys and gals, how about a vlog? And Padraic Connelly is easily the most eager voyeur I've ever seen in an imaginary bowler hat. Improvisationally, that is.