Saturday, March 6, 2010

Images from Sketch & Sniff

A fun time was had by all last night at the first of two Sketch & Sniff shows, playing this weekend at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milw.

Deftly written sketches, combined with comic performances by a large, talented ensemble cast, produced many standouts. Per its program, and Facebook page, S&S "started as a venture by students of the Second City's Sketch Writing Program. Having concluded that simply reading their assignments in class lacked fulfillment, they decided to perform them in front of a live paying audience."

A few sketches which stuck out in my mind post-show included a talk show hosted by our former governor, called "Bla-Bla-Blagojevich," an uber-cheerful social worker quizzing a man on his sexual activities before finally giving him his HIV results, and an automated self check out computerized voice which got a bit too snarky and human by its end.

The 14 sketch revue was produced by Derick Lengwenus, who played Rod Blagojevich among other characters. He is pictured along with the S&S cast in a few no-light, no-flash images that I was given permission by Kelly of Gorilla Tango to snap for the next Pipeline e-newsletter.

Sketch & Sniff also runs tonight (Sat.) at 8 PM. Tickets are $12; Rated 'R.'


  1. Grats, Sketch and Sniff! Honored to have had a tiny hand in it. ;)

  2. Nice, and what did your tiny hand do, Bart? :)