The Groundling’s Theatre Provides Comedic Relief

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By Laura Routsong

The cast of the “Attack of the 50 Ft. Sunday.”

Not looking forward to Monday mornings and the coming workweek? I highly recommend starting your week with Sunday nights at The Groundling’s Theatre getting pumped-up on their high-energy comedy improv show “Attack of the 50 Ft. Sunday.” I attended last Sundays show and cannot stop laughing to myself as I recall the skit “Trial and Error,” featuring Greg Roman and Fortune Feimster, in which a co-worker continually finds ways to inadvertently and inappropriately touch his female associate. Nor can I stop myself from chuckling out loud when I think of the “Margarita Lunch” skit with Paula Christensen, Andrea Cansler, Laurel Coppock, Jeff Galante, and Fortune Feimster, where Paula’s character shows up to an audition as a happy drunk. “Attack of the 50 Ft. Sunday” is packed with many hysterical, side-splitting skits.

Interspersed throughout the show are improv’s, which include the audience’s assistance in determining locations, sound effects, type of employment, or other information for the comedians to use to build a storyline. Last night’s finale number, with Joe Rowley, Greg Worswick, and Tom Blank, was an Improvised song comparing a girlfriend to a pork chop. I was amazed at the quick wit, talent and creativity, which produced a hilarious composition. The audience definitely left the theatre laughing and ready to start the workweek with a smile on their faces!

Make Sunday nights at The Groundling’s Theatre your new healthy addiction and attend as many Sunday’s as possible within the run. The Sunday Company writes new material every week, providing viewers with entertaining, fresh material. Although some skits remain constant, you never see the same show twice! I suggest purchasing your tickets online (www.groundlings.com) for only $16, as the shows tend to sell-out, or try your luck at the door on Sunday for $18 tickets. See you at the show!

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