The Web-based Urban Dictionary defines "roo roo" as a "form of severe, brutal and enthusiastic sodomy perpetrated upon the posterior nether regions of the victim." This definition sure resonates when you're watching Death by Roo Roo perform some of the raunchiest and funniest improv in town. Roo Roo's Jackie Clarke, Brett Gelman, Curtis Gwinn, Adam Pally and Danielle Schneider (pictured) possess the uniquely perverse gift of successfully merging intelligent, fast scenework with a brand of crude humor common among sailors or an episode of South Park. The troupe's signature improv form is dubbed "Your Fucked-Up Family," where one volunteer from the audience is interviewed about his family. The group then improvises a series of vignettes loosely based on the Q&A session. At their opening night, inspired by an audience member's revelation about religiously zealous relatives, DBRR created scenes ranging from an erection-prone uncle who loves telling Biblical parables to his nieces and nephews in the middle of the night, to a naive moviegoer who eats popcorn filled with "Jesus butter" from a creepy stranger. Can you guess what that butter's really made from? With Soundtrack.
Fridays, 9:30 p.m., 2010