Who doesn’t love improv? Actors being put on the spot, awkwardly trying to make you laugh. Who doesn’t love Cards Against Humanity? The card game that shows people just how horrible and gross you can be. Mix the two together and you’ve got Improv Against Humanity; politically incorrect fun that will have you laughing out loud.
Improv Against Humanity is your typical improv troupe but with a twist, the audience gets to design the show. When first arriving the performers give each audience member a number of cards donning ghastly statements. Using pre selected settings, the audience decides which statement goes with which situation. Cue horribly hilarious set ups.
On this night the line up included bloody farts, shit internet connection, paedophiles and churches, and the force mixed with clams and tripping balls. Hilarity ensued.
Some of the sketches had the audience in tears, others in an awkward silence. And sometimes the actors were so completely way off each others story lines, that their attempts to make it link were funnier then the sketch. Thankfully, the group were good at sensing these situations and would jump in before anyone got too lost. Each individual performer was strong in their own way, but some outshone others. Overall they worked well as a team.
When watching improv you can’t help but be in awe of the actors’ ability to think on the spot. Throw Cards Against Humanity into the mix and its even more impressive how they take on obscure situations and run with it.
The best thing about Improv Against Humanity is that every night is different. You could go multiple times in a row and each time would bring you something new. So if you love satire and dark humour, grab some friends and go have a laugh.
Improv Against Humanity continues at The Producers Bar until February 26.