For February’s Black History Month, The Groundlings staged an improv show called The Black Version. The show is the brainchild of Groundlings member Jordan Black (of the cancelled-way-too-soon Comedy Central program Halfway Home). The idea is to take movie suggestions from the audience, and then do satirical “black versions” of the movies.
The show was such a hit, it was extended, and there will be performances on Monday March 7 and Monday March 14. Tickets are available at the box office and the Groundlings web site.
In addition to Jordan Black, performers include:
- Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Chocolate News)
- Keegan-Michael Key (Mad TV, Gary Unmarried)
- Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, The Pee Wee Herman Show)
- Jordan Peele (Mad TV, Wanderlust)
- Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Boondocks)
- Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911, Black Dyanamite)
If you have never seen Gary Anthony Williams do improv – he is really one of the very best, especially with improvised songs.