If your idea of improv is a couple of short sketches, think again. The folks at Slap Happy (Dave Pearce, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Tabetha Wells and Kerry Griffin) are into length. Their work feels more like short plays than comic one-offs. For their monthly Clinton's gig Wednesday (October 17), Jobin-Bevans, recently departed from the Second City Mainstage, is out of town, but that shouldn't hinder them. They're into improv, right? See listings, page 75, for details.
What's the difference between Slap Happy and just plain happy? Bruises, pharmaceuticals and remembering your spirit.
Is Tabetha discriminated against because she's the only woman? We prefer the term "harassed" (Tabetha sighs).
If there were a Slap Happy beer, what would your slogan be? "Severed-finger-free since March."
What is Margaret Atwood's best novel? The Handmaid's Tale is a fascinating allegory regarding a woman's biological imperative for reproduction. Atwood strips away the veneers of civilization and society to reveal the precarious control of women in North America over their bodies.
Tofurky: verdict? Nolo contendere.
What does Ikea mean in Swedish? "We launder Nazi gold." The Swiss haven't cornered the market on that.
Why isn't there a Novemberfest? The Germans were busy in Poland after October.