The Fast Forward Revue


JFL Review: The SKETCH Show at the Second City. by jaxba

Fast Forward Revue Rating: FFF (3 out of 5)


Craig Robinson aka Daryll from The Office (US) – The ultimate serenading host! WOW. Take your panties off for this talented man on the keyboard… he is naturally hilarious, calls often for audience participation, and is musically inclined. Somehow he is able to figure out any song on his tiny keyboard by listening to it once. Incredibly charming guy.
The Sketchersons – Not my favourite. I felt that it was hard to connect with the number of people in the troupe in such a short time. Some of the acting seemed robotic and scenes were a bit mundane with lots of unoriginal lines and situations. Though, one sketch was quite hilarious with a repeated Sarah Maclachlin song.
The Imponderables – Four guys with amazing chemistry who are inventive and take risks… nothing is inappropriate between them. For real. Check out their YouTube!
The Williamson Playboys – Wonderful! What a delightful musical duo… Doug Morency and Paul Bates. They are like Flight of the Conchords as senior citizens with a ukulele and a tuba. Their songs are a riot and are original to the bone. Their 100% commitment led me to think they WERE over 100 years old (which is what they claim to be).
Keilly & Roeters – Takes a bit of time to adjust to their refreshingly crude humour but it ends up being a great laugh. Their continuous bickering and bizarre banters are so natural… I wondered while I was watching if they were improvising their elaborate threats. They’re on YouTube!

Memorable tune from the Keilly & Roeters act:
Kanye Mahna by Luke Enlow SUPER catchy. A mashup of the Muppets’ infamous doo doooooo doo doo doo mahna mahna and Kanye West’s Gold Digger.

I apologize for the lack of linguistic flow in this review as it is written entirely with dashes, ellipses and colons – with the exception of this se…. god damnit. More Just For Laughs reviews coming!

-jax

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TORONTO Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. by jaxba
July 24, 2008, 3:55 am
Filed under: Author: jaxba, Miscellaneous, toronto | Tags: , , ,

Yes, that’s Martin Short, Jason Alexander and Jimmy Fallon…. AKA Ned Nederlander, George Costanza, and Idiot Boyfriend. They’re hosting the Toronto Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Click for website where you can buy tickets)! Huuuuuge comedians are lined up and people in town should definitely check it out this week, July 23-27, at the following venues:

Massey Hall

    Just For Laughs Gala – July 24 (Short), 25 (Alexander), 26 (Fallon) – 7:00pm & 9:30pm
    Jeff Dunham Concert – July 27 – 7:00pm

The Second City

    The Sketch Show – July 24 – 10:30pm

Winter Garden Theatre

    The Asian Invasion – July 24 – 7:00pm & 9:30pm
    Wiseguys – July 25 – 7:00pm & 9:30pm
    Wiseguys – July 26 – 7:00pm & 9:30pm

Absolute Comedy

    Best of Homegrown 2008 – July 25 – 8:00pm

Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuk’s

    Headliners – July 25 – 7:30pm

My friend saw the Headliner’s show last night at Yuk Yuk’s which had Elon Gold and Adam Hills and she said it was highly entertaining. I’ll be checking out most of the shows so expect some reviews.

-jahahahax