Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Songs from Le Comedie du Bicyclette

Posted By on 01.20.09 at 12:28 PM

A little over five years ago, a group of former Chicago improv and sketch comedy whizzes returned from LA with their new show, Le Comedie du Bicyclette. Featuring songs by Mark Nutter--whose writing and performing credits range from off-Loop theater (including David Mamet's fabled Saint Nicholas and the innovative Friends of the Zoo) to Saturday Night Live and 3rd Rock From the Sun--the show played at iO (ImprovOlympic at the time) before transferring to the Lakeshore Theatre. Since then it's been performed around the country and even overseas. Nutter recently posted live performance video of two songs from the show on YouTube. One, "Unremarkable Man," is a deft takeoff on Gilbert and Sullivan patter songs. The other, "Musical Hetero," is a hilarious send-up of Broadway musicals in the tradition of A Chorus Line.

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