Broadminded brings occasional flashes of brilliance that go well beyond the usual sketch comedy fare. Even in its less successful moments, Broadminded has a passion about its comedy that makes it feel less disposable than other sketch groups.
group’s four members all have day jobs, and they refrain from the sense of
desperation that often permeates other sketch groups that are looking to launch
a larger show-biz career. Of the four women, two (Megan McGee and Stacy Babl)
studied comedy at
The humor they staged in their last show was an uneven mix. With no central theme to tie the show together, sketches varied wildly in quality, and the show had an overall feeling of inconsistency. But this time around, the group seems to have a strong overall concept.
always, our aim is to make sure our audience can relate to our sketches and
laugh with us at the human condition,”
Broadminded: Now In 3-D! runs through June 29 at the Alchemist Theatre. Broadminded will also be performing in the third annual Milwaukee Sketch and Improv Festival at the Off-Broadway Theater this August.