The Last Circus | The Revival | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader
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Cassie Ahiers

The Last Circus 

When: Saturdays. Continues through May 6 2017
Price: $15, $5 students
Given the sheer quantity and variety of Barnum & Bailey-style shit-show material that comes out on the daily, you'd think this circus-themed, politically bent sketch comedy revue at the Revival in Hyde Park would pick from the freshest headline scandals for inspiration. Instead, the ensemble plays it curiously tepid, with quasi-musical bits that could have been written last October and short-form improv games. Clearer points of view come into focus during a recurring "freak show" bit, in which ensemble members get personal in stand-up sets about neuroses, body fears, love, and racial dynamics. But combined, they elicit more head nods and knowing smiles than laughs. —Dan Jakes

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