Beyond Avenue Q
Remember the first time you saw Bob Saget do stand-up? It was, like, "Whoa. Danny Tanner from Full House curses? The America's Funniest Home Videos guy? He's hung out with Ron Jeremy? He used to suck dick for coke?" It was disillusioning and tantalizing at the same time to see his grittier side, which is kind of what it will be like tonight at Stuffed and Unstrung, the adults-only improv show featuring Henson puppets and, in a rare twist, the puppeteers behind them. (Or, in this case, inside them. See? Dirty jokes already.) Six skilled puppet masters will take the stage with their Miskreant Puppet alter egos, ready to work audience suggestions into their comedic shtick. That means, of course, that whether there are Ron Jeremy jokes is up to you, so leave the chickadees at home. (Innuendo aside, for a kid, seeing a man in black with his hand up the butt of his favorite puppet would be like finding out in the very worst way that there's no Santa Claus.) But you'll be able to watch the puppeteers in action as they work their magic, creating improvised sketches and musical numbers before your very eyes. Or, you can watch the big screen and take in the puppet show old-school style. Either way, it's improv like you've never seen. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd; Mon., May 21, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; $40. (310) 855-0350, stuffedandunstrung.com.
Mon., May 21, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2012
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