In the spring of 2020, as memes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot advising ballplayers to ditch basketball courts and stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic made rounds on the Internet, videos of her counterpart “Lory Litefoot” would soon swirl on the interwebs and bring Chicagoans a persona they could actually laugh at without remorse. Portrayed by […]
The choose-your-own-adventure-style parody features all the best tropes and treats of made-for-TV holiday specials.
Hell in a Handbag delivers another naughty holiday parody.
The immersive theater experience never achieves liftoff.
Or the lack thereof
The old weird America is gone, but on Waterdrawn the Horse’s Ha shows that hippies are just as scary.
Hilarious new T-shirts parody the ridiculous Black Flag reunion shows.
A modest proposal for a serious problem
Last summer Defiant Theatre company members Joe Foust and Richard Ragsdale caught lightning in a bottle with their wacky, whip-smart parody of the action genre’s most egregious cliches, performed to enthusiastic audiences at the American Theater Company and Theater on the Lake. Yet Foust and Ragsdale went back and revised their script in an effort […]
Bruno Bozzetto’s parody of Disney’s Fantasia is a collection of animated sketches accompanying classical music pieces (by Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Vivaldi), with live-action slapstick sequences featuring cowriter Maurizio Nichetti (The Icicle Thief). It’s not only a hilarious send-up of Disney’s excesses but a splendid cartoon feature in its own right–funny and imaginative […]