Second City’s Spring MainStage Revue looks at the rise of populist leaders and asks: are we reaching the era of peak a$$hole? Indefinite run, Tue-Sun see website for times. $26 and up.
American politics loom large in Second Citys 79th Mainstage revue, but cast members Brandon Hackett, Devon Hyland, Lindsay Mullan, Colin Munch, Paloma Nunez and Ann Pornel often play it safe and avoid controversy. The usual topics get covered: dating, relationships and the requisite TTC scene. The casts chemistry is excellent, so its disappointing that more of the material doesnt deliver. Physical comedy provides some standout character moments. However, too many lulls between laughs significantly lower the shows approval rating.
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