As much as we would like, we simply cannot consider Riff Raff Theater a side-project. Although RRT’s staff consists of mostly Comics In Action performers, the format is so vastly different. But, never mind my drivel, let’s get on with the important stuff.
This Friday, June 27 at 8pm in the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, Chris Hanel, Todd Gutnecht and Dave Atwater will be performing their skewering of the flick that caused Sean Connery to go into early retirement: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
For those that don’t know what Riff Raff Theater is all about, let me give you the rundown (but, not in The Rock sort of fashion).
Riff Raff Theater takes their cues from the cult favorite, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K for short). But, they take the format one step further: the jokes are submitted by movie buffs around the world. This way, RRT does not have to rely solely upon their own joke-telling abilities. Let’s face it: the funniest material comes from the most unassuming places. To top it off, RRT gives credit where credit is due, thus placing the people whose jokes were part of the official script among the list of writers. It’s a win-win scenario.
Friday’s performance comes after the forever infamous Flood of 2008, so the Riff Raff Theater’s benefits will go to the Corridor’s Flood Relief Fund. So, come on out and enjoy the show. You’ll be doing not only yourself a favor, but helping your hard-hit neighbors in the process.
As a bonus, you’ll get a chance to hear our very own Agent Collateral Damage (aka Dennis Lambing) as RRT’s unofficial announcer. I know. It’s like icing on the cake. 🙂