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Dorks on the Loose: It I AwkwardWarehouse – Beyond

Remaining Performances: Friday, July 11 @ 8:30 PM Saturday, July 12 @ 7:00 PM Sunday, July 13 @ 4:00 PM Saturday, July 19 @ 3:00 PM and 12:00 AM

They say: “Sketch comedy for the people, by the people, and in front of the people.”

Dan’s take: This was a lively and entertaining pitch, cleverly constructed, smooth orchestration between sketches thanks to a zippy Kinks soundtrack (and some glorious snippet around “take me to a gay bar”; was that the peaches on the beaches fellas?) and humourous lip-synching. I thought we would be in for more awkward—we were served up slightly more wholesome than off-beat in the final reckoning and my sense was that the audience had the appetite for more on the offside. After a first night uncertain start, the pace picked up and we were treated to a plate of nutritous fringe originality. Skits varied in quality, but the show never lost momentum and a whole package of passion was pumped into 45 mins.

See it if: You still get pissed off when someone yakking on a cell phone interrupts your snooze on the bus.

Skip it if: You’re only there for the spandex and pole dance.