Improv-comedy shows, unlike criminal-court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with this GrouponLive deal to see an improv-comedy show at ComedySportz. For $6, you get one ticket to A Charlie Brown Christmas: Unscripted or Ampersand! (a $13 value). A Charlie Brown Christmas: Unscripted runs every Friday from November 16 through December 28, and Ampersand! runs every Friday from January 4 through January 25. Shows begin at 10:30 p.m., with doors opening at 10 p.m.
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Unscripted
Based on Charles Schulz’s beloved yuletide staple, A Charlie Brown Christmas: Unscripted brings new life to the story through improvisation. Though the general structure remains familiar, audience suggestions subvert the standard characters and situations, creating unexpectedly hilarious consequences. Linus may trade in his blanket for a can of soup, Lucy may have taken up go-go dancing instead of psychiatry, and Snoopy might not be a dog at all. Though the characters might be grade-schoolers, every show is strictly for audiences 17 and older because of repeated swear words filtered through a trombone.
Instead of performing a series of random, self-contained scenes, the Ampersand! troupe seeks to portray an entire community of characters, interweaving their stories to create a web of surprising and comedic happenstances. As is the case with cynicism, these characters are not appropriate for those younger than 17.