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Courtesy the Shrimp Boys

Shrimp Boys Present: Seinfeld Agenda The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays. Continues through June 29 2017
Price: $5
A nagging question persists in this lopsided show from comedy troupe the Shrimp Boys: What does any of it have to do with Seinfeld, whether we’re talking about the man or the TV series? A guess: like the inspiration of this bizarre tribute, it's a show about nothing, as it were. But even a show about nothing needs some semblance of direction, and here there's no logical thread to the zaniness. Instead, the Boys give a taste of the Seinfeld treatment early on only to drop it in favor of loud, frat-boy-style sketch comedy that's then oddly interrupted by sets from two different stand-ups. That's not to say the show isn't funny in fits and starts—it's just hard to know how everything fits, or even where it starts. —Matt de la Peña



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