Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy, Clever, Excruciating

About the show

The Department of Fools returns with its latest commedia dell'arte-style production: a fast-paced farce of masked mayhem.

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'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.

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“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

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It's commedia!, Bawdy/raunchy, Slapstick humor, Talented physicalhumor cast, Works up a froth

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

Raunchy, Silly

See it if This is classic commedia dell'arte, brimming w bawdy, hip-thrusts and standard characters: licentious old man, young lovers, cheeky servants

Don't see it if ribald humor and prat-fall comedy is not your thing.

Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Raunchy, Over the top

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.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Comedia del arte

See it if you enjoy comedia del arte, or updates of traditional forms.

Don't see it if you're looking to see a big Broadway musical.


See it if Like non stop laughter.

Don't see it if The humor of effects of drugs.

Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if Not what i expected , it was funny but odd and really dirty.

Don't see it if Dirty comedy

Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like ridiculous comedy mixed with improv and dirty jokes

Don't see it if You’re easily offended or looking to see something serious


See it if You like scripted comedy amongst some Improv.

Don't see it if You are expecting a completely improvised show.

Funny, Short and sweet, Occasionally raunchy, Partly improvised, Not a must-see but good cheap fun

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."

Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Just awful!!!

See it if love mindless weird hackneyed performances of drivel.

Don't see it if Just don't see it!! I could not even sit through it!!!

Raunchy, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Derogatory

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.

Funny, Creative, Entertaining, Bawdy

See it if You like bawdy comedy in an intimate setting at an affordable price.

Don't see it if You are offended by raunchy humor.

Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like to laugh so hard you fall out of your chair.

Don't see it if You don't like actors wearing masks.

Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

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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