Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people).
When the audience arrives they get three white cards from Cards Against Humanity or Crabs Adjust Humidity. The “Card Czar” host and two teams of Improvisers will take the stage. The Czar pulls a black card from the deck and if an audience member has a good white card they think will match they raise there hand and are brought on stage to present the card combination. Each team will then do Improv based on the audience member they brought up. The Card Czar awards points to the winning team and that audience member goes home with a prize.
Every Fridays & Saturday 10:30pm
…the improvisers I saw were all very skillful. Their give and take was excellent, and they listened to each other. That last part is very important. The primary thing that derails any improv show is performers not simply listening to their scene partners. The show was enormously funny, and the audience ate it up.– Drew Wancket Chicago Stage Standard
The card “Dear Abby, I’m having some trouble with _____ and I need your advice” was met with an answer card that contained a phrase about running out of a certain bodily fluid, so needless to say the improv here can get pretty gross, but that’s sort of the point. It’s good-natured raunch, squeamish in its awful they-went-there! mentality, which I think accounts for the game’s (and the show’s) appeal.– Nina Metz Chicago Tribune
This is solid comedy for the masses, with the Cards Against Humanity card deck forcing performers to take the kind of suggestions that audiences love and improvisers usually abhor: “My vagina,” “A vagina that leads to another dimension” or “Pandora’s vagina” (there were a lot of vagina-themed scenes at this show).– Zach Freeman New City Stage