Raunchy VS Clean Comedy
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had grown adults come into our showroom and look around the room and see some kids and say “is this a kids show?”
The answer is no..BUT we HAVE a show just for kids that we do as well (Improv 4 Kids! http://www.improv4kids.com.) This means we have a lot of young fans. I love that. When we are old and gone these guys will be running the world and setting trends… But what about LMAO? Yes, it is a good show to bring kids to (Laughing My ANKLES off) So is Iron Man 2 and Lion King on Broadway. If you went to see either of these and walked in and saw children would you want to leave the theatre? Probably not. So this always puzzles me. I think some of it has to do with the fact that people think comedy = raunch. Never mind that some of the best shows and movies out there have been rated PG. There have been so many Primetime sitcoms going back 50 years that are absolutely hilarious. I guess it all comes down to people thinking that being censored is going to hinder the humor. With our show it is actually the opposite. It forces us to raise the bar and it makes it a lot more interesting and funny for everyone. We used to do late night shows that were specifically designed for the raunchy and well.. they were so gross. They started off low and then kept getting lower and lower and lower until there was nowhere to go. I think eventually the thrill was gone and there was no more challenge. I won’t go into the details of the subject matter discussed on stage but it went beyond being wrong on so many levels. I just like being able to appeal to all audiences. It’s fun. At the end of the day I would rather be part of something that raises the bar rather that lowers it. As for my watching preferences.. I like both. I will watch both as long as it’s funny.
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