Oct 02 2021
Whirled News Tonight - Oct 2

Whirled News Tonight - Oct 2

Presented by Crawlspace Comedy Theatre at Crawlspace Comedy Theatre in Historic First Baptist Church Building

Chicago’s longest-running improvised show is coming to Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo’s own Jordan Klepper performed with the show during his time in Chicago, helping to craft his career in the world of news satire.

The cast includes Adal Rifai, star of the highly acclaimed podcast Hello From the Magic Tavern. Rated one of the Best Podcasts of 2015 by iTunes. The Guardian ranked it one of the “10 Best New Podcasts of 2015”

Chicago’s The Daily Herald said “Catch up on the latest news lampooned I.O.-style and deftly filtered through the sly sensibilities of the ‘Whirled News Tonight’ cast. The whip-smart improvisers craft sketches out of news stories clipped from local and national publications.”

Premise

As audience members enter the theater, they are invited to clip articles from newspapers and magazines and tack them to a corkboard on stage. When the show begins, performers enter dressed in professional newscaster attire and introduce the show with its motto “The News is Real, Everything Else is Improvised.”

One performer reads the opening paragraphs from a randomly selected article, which the troupe uses as the inspiration for a string of improvised scenes. Soon, another random article is pulled and a new set of scenes are performed. As the show develops, characters and situations cross over into multiple scenes creating a cohesive longform improvisational piece.

PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL LIVE SHOWS AT CRAWLSPACE COMEDY THEATRE.

Admission Info

Tickets $15

PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL LIVE SHOWS AT CRAWLSPACE COMEDY THEATRE.

Dates & Times

2021/10/02 - 2021/10/02

Location Info

Crawlspace Comedy Theatre in Historic First Baptis...

315 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Parking Info

Street parking is available all around the venue. The Radisson parking lot is 1 block away if you prefer covered parking.

Accessibility Info

There are no barriers to access venue. It is street level.