For three years, Kid Grift performed improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, entertaining crowds of comedy nerds. Now the troupe's eight comedians are branching out to do their own improv show in Silver Lake, mingling their silly, absurd sensibilities with intelligent scenework that goes beyond the usual improv fare. Kid Grift's gift is an ability to ground and justify the goofiest of comedic premises without losing the audience. Their last set featured astronauts at a space station, which hosted characters ranging from an incoherent Frenchman to a lovesick android. That's no spoiler, promises Kid Grift's Michael R. Carlson: “Each night will have a different setting or premise. One week we'll be in space and the next we'll all be pregnant ladies.” And the next show after that could have eight pregnant ladies piloting a rocket through space, a concept only Kid Grift could pull off, with the audience onboard all the way. Spirit Studio, 2601 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake; Tues., April 8, doors 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m.; free, donations encouraged. holyspirit-la.org/?page_id=420.
Tue., April 8, 9 p.m., 2014
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