Will there be Sugar Smacks?
Critical Hit: A Geek Comedy Show
It seems like everybody's got a comedy troupe these days—but not everybody, it should be pointed out, has one that features robots, Mars, dramatic Yelp reviews and, perhaps most importantly, appropriate morning munchies. The Critical Hit troupe offers all that in its live stage show which mixes sketches, video and improv. The latest effort happens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, when the troupe will help you relive one of the best parts of your childhood with its presentation of Grown-up Saturday Morning Cartoons. Here, cast members will dub over popular kids' cartoons (the types rife with Teletubbies and Power Rangers) to what we're sure will be surreal comedic effect. In addition, they'll perform live “commercials” between each segment. See? It really will be just like you remember. Audience members are encouraged to wear pajamas (may we recommend the flannel, footed kind?), and breakfast cereal will be served. Commence jacked-up sugar-high now.
The show is part of a weekend-long 48 Hour Comedy Marathon. Other marathon events include a reading of the Empire Strikes Back movie script, weird YouTube video screenings and something called, intriguingly, A. E. Starkey's Meowtacular Catstravaganza. The comedy marathon starts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, and the last event starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Tickets to the cartoon show are $5; a marathon pass costs $30. Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th Street; www.saccomedyspot.com.