My perception of improv comedy was forever tainted by a very, very bad group that opened for “Weird Al” Yankovic some years ago. And this is not even fair because what they did wasn’t even improv, but some weird routine where they lined up and went through this obviously rehearsed bit about the current California gubernatorial election, one word each. And it was just about the most pathetic and doomed-to-fail form of humor ever – political humor that goes out of its way not to offend.
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At least they formed a nice solid floor so that I knew I’d never see another opening act as bad. Even the guy who started off with a bit about Tourette’s Syndrome and then peppered his act with a sort of groaning, yowling dolphin yelp as a running gag was funnier.