Sunday, June 1, 2014
Craig's Lust performed at this year's Fringe Festival. I had two opportunities to sketch these improv comedians at work prior to the Fringe. On April 30th, the Comedy Death Match, held in the black box theater at the Orlando Shakes, featured 3 local groups competing against each other for pride and prize! Each group was given 20 minutes to put on their best show. Anything goes! Short form, long form, weird form, it was all acceptable. The winner of the show automatically had the option to move to be in the next show in May.
This month featured the returning champs The Third Thought from Tampa, The Pool Boys doing their wonderfully energetic and personable style, and the up-and-coming Craig's Lust which performed a lively program about dating and sex. It was up to the audience to decide who group would be victorious. Directly after the Comedy Death Match there was a long form presentation from a new local long form group. Then an all-play elimination style Improv Royal Rumble for anyone else who wants to get on the stage for a chance to strut their stuff.
Since I was following Craig's Lust, I was rooting for them to win. Their comedy involved uncomfortable dating situations and people who don't understand other peoples personal boundries. Voting involved audience members putting their ticket stub in one of the yellow buckets on stage. Craig's Lust came in second place, and Pool Boys came in first place. Everyone in the audience won because it was an evening of non stop laughter.