Produced by Erik Achilla, Jim Kuenzer and Tom Parr IV
Head Writers - Clay Wheeler, Becca Shivers
Head of Improv - Jim Kuenzer
Stage Manager - Duane Deering
Didi Archilla, Erik Archilla, Sarah Horn, Jim Kuenzer, Nic McMinn
and Becca Shivers
Reviewed Performance 3/2/2012
Reviewed by Mary L. Clark, Associate Critic for John Garcia's THE COLUMN
Making a welcome reappearance at the OOTL festival, FTP Comedy is proud to present Occupy Loop: Making 1% of our audience laugh 99% of the time. Getting all political this time, FTP leaves no candidate or political "talking head" unturned. Everyone gets equal abuse, be they GOP, Democratic, Liberal or "Tea Party Poopers".
FTP performs equal parts scripted skits and improvisation, taking ideas from the audience and having a group member guess the storyline using those suggestions. One of my favorite was a skit with members of the second most famous Tea Party with Mad Hatter Herman Cain ("did someone call for more pizza?"), March Hare Rick Parry, sleeping Dormouse Ron Paul, and Sarah Palin as the gun-toting, White Rabbit-killing Alice ? so very appropriately disturbing and hilarious.
Audience participation is encouraged, be it with shouted ideas, by applause when the guesser gets close to the right word or phrase, or being "puppet strings", moving two comedians around as they improvise a situation. It's so much more fun to be the "architects" of this comedy troupe's creations.
In their bio, FTP Comedy always mentions they are available for private events "in hopes of raising money for their favorite charity "After College There's Only Restaurant Service". The next best thing to a Federal bailout is to subsidize these actors of comedy by taking in their last performance at the OOTL festival. Believe me, they're more funny than Rick Parry's gaffes !!
Part of the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival
Addison Conference and Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001
FTP Comedy performs Occupy Loop again on Sunday, March 11th at
Out of the Loop Fringe Festival runs March 1st through March 11th.
Tickets for all festival performances are $10 or $15 for festival headliners.
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