Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Einstein Simplified

Last night i had the opportunity to experience something that I had never, well... experienced before. Three words came from last night: funny, Einstein, Simplified. Every tuesday night at 8:30pm the improv comedy group, Einstein Simplified, gets together on stage at Patrick Sullivan's down in the Old City. Last night was my first time to see the show and I must say that I left with a sore abdomen from all of the laughing that was endured.

The group goes through several games that involve skits, made up vocabulary, no vocabulary (re: silent film), impersonations, etc. etc. My favorite was the lexicon game where each guy lines up and says a random letter. Then one of them has to pronounce the word they just spelled and give its definition, etymology, and use. The humor is smart but sometimes strays into the potty range, but then again, you know you want to laugh. I'm not complaining.

The show starts at 8:30 but you will want to get there a bit early to grab a seat. The house fills up pretty quickly. There is no cover charge at the door, but donations are accepted after the show. The upstairs bar is open as well so that you can quench your thirst and subsequently spew it out of your nose an instant later.

According to their website ( the group, or some variation thereof, has been performing since 1994. How did I miss this for so long??? Am I crazy? Yes. Should you go? Yes. I give it 8 of 10 wigs. Thanks for a good time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved'em as well