The Department of Fools returns with its latest commedia dell'arte-style production: a fast-paced farce of masked mayhem. More…
'The Tooth-Puller' is a carnivalesque confection wrapped in hallucinogenic treats, sprinkled with dancing octogenarians, with a pinch of dick jokes, dipped in a festive musical fondue, topped with an ever-changing improvised ending, and filled with a creamy center of love and revenge.
“It’s offensive and smutty, but somehow the masks and this cast’s unapologetic performances make it all fine to laugh at...The Department of Fools are fantastic improvisers. It’s the kind of show you want to see twice because of how much must change from one night to the next...I really appreciate how no plotline or rehearsed bit is too precious for these folks; their goal is to make you laugh. And in this, they are crafty, mischievous, and simply fun to watch.” Full Review
See it if you like your shows witty and quick (about an hour), and especially if you like having the option of bringing a cocktail in with you.
Don't see it if if you don't like comedy club/bar-like venues or partially improvised scenarios with performers who don't shy away from using "blue humor."
See it if Commedia Style, slapstick humor, relentless cast, masks, scatology, secret improv-ed endings, audience participation make you happy
Don't see it if dick jokes, pratfalls, bordellos, master/servant relationships, masks, audience participation, would make you squirm
See it if You enjoy absurdist comedy, especially with its roots in improve.
Don't see it if You want a serious show or even serious comedy. This is silly and it is improvised...really well in my opinion.
See it if you enjoy derogatory stereotype jokes, improv actors going for easy raunchy one-liners, and "look at me" performances.
Don't see it if you want to be smartly entertained.
See it if You love dirty humor, physical comedy (like THE SHOW THAT GOES WRONG), and you like to laugh your sides sore!
Don't see it if You are PC, easily offended or don't find the funny in scatological humor.
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