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We were cleaning out some room in the files for all the Scooter Libby jokes we have written and we came across a Reader review from Jenn Goddu, March 2002. That’s 5 years ago. Damn. We would’ve scanned the original paper but we used it to train a puppy. Cause that’s what the paper is good for. SLLLLAAAMMMM (joking Mr. Williams, don’t hang up on us). The review after the jump.

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We were cleaning out some room in the files for all the Scooter Libby jokes we have written and we came across a Reader review from Jenn Goddu, March 2002. That’s 5 years ago. Damn. We would’ve scanned the original paper but we used it to train a puppy. Cause that’s what the paper is good for. SLLLLAAAMMMM (joking Mr. Williams, don’t hang up on us). The review after the jump.


SCHADENFREUDE
At the Wing & Groove Theatre
By Jenn Goddu
March 1, 2002

Amidst a bevy of late-night sketch-comedy revues, Schadenfreude’Äôs latest offering is refreshing. While other troupes are preoccupied with sex, drugs, and bodily functions, this high-caliber company shows there’Äôs more to life to laugh about, presenting an hour-long show that hilariously combines smart satire, cynical observation, and originality.

The evening starts with a sly history lesson on Chicago. From the informative voice-over to the gangster dance number to the MTV-inspired introduction to physicist Enrico Fermi, everything in this scene works. A particularly timely piece transforms the Enron debacle into a rock video: as Def Leppard’Äôs ‘ÄúLet’Äôs Get Rocked’Äù plays, Kenneth Lay boozes it up at the White House, runs a shell game for stockholders, and gets it on with an Andersen vamp.

Th great strength of this show is that Schadenfreude gives its intelligently written sketches fully convincing performances. This isn’Äôt a company that labors to get to the next scripted joke; instead the six actors build scenes around the characters. The comedy comes from our recognition of the McDonald’Äôs manager, stoned kids trying to score weed, or a performance artist giving a serious rendition of the life and times of Mike Ditka. This is laugh-out-loud material that’Äôs well worth staying up for.

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