Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping that "Liquor is quicker, but get me a single-malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!" Be like ol' Winnie with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two tickets (a $28 value) to an upcoming performance of Bye Bye Liver St. Louis, an interactive sketch-comedy show that celebrates the consumption of adult beverages. The games begin every Saturday night at 9 p.m. in the Cabaret at Maggie O'Briens, a lively restaurant and pub on Market Street.
Never before staged in St. Louis, Bye Bye Liver has finally staggered through the Arch in search of a fresh, corruptible crowd. Each performance flows through a series of skignettches—comedish for “sketch vignettes”—parodying the intoxicating world of drinking, barhopping, drinking, and drinking. Many interactive games played during the show break down the fourth wall of the theater, fusing the estranged cast and audience into a familiar bunch of suds-soaked pals. Accompanying the show will be the bar’s liquid soundtrack of $5 pitchers and $4 well drinks for all ambitious audience members. All shows are 21+ in accordance with the United States Declaration of Independence.
No matter how spirited you are about spirited liquids, Bye Bye Liver will have your party's abdominal six-packs shaking with laughter. For bonus participation points, feel free to open your liquids-and-solids tab early at Maggie O'Briens, which serves up eats and drinks. Call ahead to make your reservations.
Although reviews are not in for the St. Louis launch of Bye Bye Liver just yet, it was a hit when it started in Chicago. Yelpers give it a four-star average, and the Star Tribune ran a feature on it for the Minneapolis-St. Paul launch:
- If you were looking for something philosophical, look elsewhere. If you're looking for funny, these guys have found it. – Tom Horgen, Star Tribune
- Bye Bye Liver - was definitely entertaining and interactive. The dirty humor was something to laugh about and the games they have to get the audience involve [sic] were pretty funny. – Rosanna L., Yelp