Shiz: Broadway Meets Sketch Comedy
September 14, 2018
Your favorite musical theater characters find themselves smack in the middle of sketches in this Broadway-meets-comedy mash-up show, written by UCB comedians and featuring actors from the casts of Fun Home, Great Comet, and more. Imagine if the Tonys were hijacked by “SNL.” SHIZ gives classic moments from musicals an irreverent mind of their own. Watch Elphaba and Javert get thrown unexpected curveballs and belt their way out. SHIZ is a love letter to Broadway with a few notes scribbled in the margins. No parody lyrics, only parody riffs.
SHIZ features a core cast of powerhouse talents as well as a revolving door of popular guest stars from the Broadway community. This month’s installment of the show features special appearances from Andrew Kober (an alumni of Hair, current member of School of Rock, and starring this summer as Malvolio in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park) and Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812).
SHIZ is conceived by comedian Matt Gehring (Set It Up, The Tick) and songwriter/performer Shaina Taub (Old Hats, Great Comet, Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park) and written by Gehring, Max Ash (UCB Maude Night writer) and rising comedy star Natalie Walker (Search Party). In addition to the writers, the cast features Joél Pérez (Fun Home), Liana Hunt (Newsies), Kuhoo Verma (The Big Sick), Roe Hartrampf, Nicole Weiss, and Fernando Contreras, with music direction by Myrna Conn (Pretty Woman).
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at anytime.