Fries on the Side Fills Tall Order for Sketch Comedy
What happens when you take dozens of actors, writers and performers
into a theatre and put together a show in under two hours? The hell
if we know, but it sure is fun to watch!
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 3, 2005 -- May 8th opens the third season
of creating a full-blown weekly comedy show with less than two hours
to prepare, sketch comedy troupe Fries On The Side has established
itself at The Complex (6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood) on the
last three Sundays each month.
Each week the show grows out of fresh, cutting-edge comedy from a
small core of regular writers, combined with a wild grab bag of
material submitted weekly through the company's website (www.FriesOnTheSide.com.)
Then on Sunday nights, less than two hours before the 8 p.m.
showtime, the director, writer and performers (some of whom may be
performing for their very first time) begin assembling the show.
From the time that casting and blocking of the sketches commences,
the actors won't have a break in the action until the end of the
show -- with the exception of the performances by a visiting musical
act and sometimes a stand-up comedian to give them the briefest of
breathers. Fries On The Side utilizes "video prompters",
which frees the actors to concentrate on their performance while
providing even more of sense of the show being "in the
moment" for the audience.
Sketches are as timely as possible, some even written on the day of
the show. For audience members who watch and think they can do
better, they can get a chance to put their performance where their
mouth is the very next week at Fries On The Side.
Fries On The Side appears at The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, in
Hollywood. Shows are the last three Sundays of every month, starting
at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5, with a $1 discount with the Golden Fry
Code Word and show Calendar found at www.FriesOnTheSide.com. There
is ample street parking available.