Last Thursday, I attended ‘Cookin’ With Gas,’ an all-improv show that’s ruled by suggestions from the audience. Some shout-outs are more original than others, and it’s up to the director to steer the ship in the most creative way possible.
Though the Main Company make their on-the-spot antics seem easy, it’s far from it. In fact, the mere rigor of The Groundlings audition process explains why this heavily vetted group can produce such comedic variety with so little preparation. They’re play-time powerhouses, and the packed theater each week is deserved.
Though there are many shows on the schedule worth seeing, ‘Cookin’ With Gas’ is a sensational standout. And in case you’re looking for the right reason to attend — I’d advise you to bring a date. You can tell a lot about people by what makes them laugh the hardest.