In a world filled with cheap sex jokes and easy laughs, THE RECOVERY PARTY has stepped forward with their brand of polished and thought-provoking satirical sketch comedy*
NOUN: 1a. A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit. 1b. The branch of literature constituting such works. 2. Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity.
Good satirical comedy should make you laugh first and think second. Really good satirical comedy will make you laugh, think and laugh again.
THE RECOVERY PARTY tries to do the really good kind.
“For those seeking satire in the Twin Cities, the obvious place to start is at a performance of The Brave New Workshop [the longest running satirical theatre in the country]. But while the venerable comedy institution can always be relied upon for an evening of irreverent laughs, satire aficionados know that even more incisive hysterics can be found in the well-honed comedic chops of the Recovery Party … [which] can be thought of as the “Mensa Society” for local comics.” (CityPages)
“As finessed as anything I’ve seen in a national act…the performers themselves, and their individual styles and special talents, [form] a unifying ensemble in much the same way that the best casts of Saturday Night Live accomplished.“ (HowWasTheShow.com)
But why “The Recovery Party?” Because.
“Recovery” because satire should not only attacks human vice and folly but also offer up solutions – no matter how silly they may be.
“Party” because satire celebrates life – everything from the glorious to the mundane.
“The” because a prefix needs to be attached to the front of a word to produce a derivative title or an inflected form.
* THE RECOVERY PARTY isn’t saying they’re above cheap laughs, they just admit that they exist.
Sex and Sensibility (2014) Minnesota Fringe Festival participant
Push Button. Get Bacon. (2013-2014)
the VOW factor (2012)
Danger! Will/Robinson (2011-2012)
Department of Redundancy Department (2009-2010)
Song and Sketch for Happy Laugh Time (2004)
Big Smile Campaign Team (2002-2003)
2000 P.S.I. (2001)
The Phallic Menace: An Insider's Guide to America (1999)
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