Improv as Dog Intended
It begins with a suggestion from the audience, usually a lyric from a favorite song or poem. Then Dasariski is off performing 45 minutes of what can be aptly described as comedic improv brilliance. "Dasariski" is Robert Dassie, Craig Cackowski and Rich Talarico (the goofy sounding title is a combination of their last names). Don't expect Whose Line is it Anyway style of comedy. It's all about long-form improv. These guys create grounded, truthful, character-driven scenes on the spot that are far more inventive than the pandering, slapstick, jokey type of improv offered by less talented groups. A suggestion could be a line from Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," and immediately you could be watching three grade-school-aged girls combing each others hair while arguing about Supreme Court cases. By the end of the night, you'll wonder if it was truly made up or pre-written as some may falsely suggest.
Thursdays, 10 p.m., 2010
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