For the 16th consecutive year, a troupe from Second City in Chicago has appeared at the Pearson Lakes Art Center and each year it is humorous.
This past Saturday night's show was no exception. While it is not a show for children, it is lots of fun for adults.
The guys in the troupe of improv/actor comedians were Dan Bazaldua, Rob Wilson and Matt Lusk. The female comedians included Jenelle Cheyne, Claudia Martinez and Julia Morales.
They performed skit after skit, on various subjects. With three very dark skinned and three pale skinned actors on that stage, racism was among the topics along with politics and life in general. The dance number poking fun of President Trump was done to the song “Send in the Clowns.” It was well performed, but the humor was actually pretty mellow.
Cheyene and Lusk were the best performers on that stage, although they were all very good. Those two seemed to be able to use body language as well as verbalizing to get laughs from the audience over and over again.
My favorite part of the show each year is the improvisation scenes. They pulled Dr. Mara Groom out of the audience, and I thought she did a fine job of giving them material with which to improvise.
Toward the end of the show, they coaxed a member of the improv troupe at Northwestern College in Orange City on the stage. He was not shy about feeding them improv possibilities, and it was very well done.
You do not go to many shows where titillating gets a huge laugh, however this time it was funny!
I really enjoyed the sketch about "what is fall?" and found it most amusing to find myself laughing about a season of the year.
The Second City; Greatest Hits Vol. 59 was a welcome opportunity to sit back, relax and chuckle or laugh; whichever suited you best.