REVIEW: #SHOW by 4 Days Late @ Studio BE

Outrageous Comedy. #ROTFL

4 Days LateAsk and you shall receive. Earlier this year I saw parts of #SHOW at Chicago Sketchfest and in my review, suggested that they put this show back up for a run at Studio BE. Well folks, that’s exactly what happened. Not only did I get to see some of my favorite sketches for a second time, 4 Days Late added in a number of new and hilarious bits too!

4 Days Late is Anna Schlegel, Erin Johnson, Alex Myerchin, Nate Stoner, Dan Gold, Emily Friedrick and Jason Lord. In the past year, they have put up shows such as The Jersey Shore Musical, It’s a Wonderful Pro-Life and now #SHOW. 4 Days Late is bursting with talent and isn’t shy about saying out loud the things we tend to keep to ourselves.

Stemming off of the show at Sketchfest, this show was based around digital. Working in digital myself, I loved this overarching theme. They entered the stage in the dark with a choreographed light show from the screens of their smartphones. They opened with the cast performing a workout video. Alex Myerchin, was Brian McChestArms, a fitness instructor shouting at the cast random demands to confuse their muscles. Next, Dan Gold and Nate Stoner took the stage as two mothers from Toddlers & Tiaras, encouraging their girls to “pop that booty” and sharing pageant tips such as binding their daughters’ feet like China babies and whitening their teeth with Wite-Out.

One of my favorite new additions to the show was the video interlude with “Hallmark’s Sloshed Sentiments.” We all tend to be a bit more honest about our feelings when intoxicated, well these cards help to articulate that when you’re sober. With the tagline, “Because we’re all a little Irish Catholic,” this was one of my favorite skits of the entire show. Another new addition to the show was the ASPY’s, Awards for those with Autism with the punch line dissing Siri. Lastly, there was an unexpected, but lovely ballad to the tune of “Beauty School Drop Out” from Grease about things on the internet that are NSFW (not safe for work).

A few of my other favorite skits from 4 Days Late’s performance at Chicago’s Sketchfest also were woven into the show. But alas, I’m so glad they still ended with one of the funniest sketches I’ve ever seen. Anna Schlegel and Alex Myerchin reunite in passionate embrace after a year apart in a long-distance relationship. However, their year of pleasuring themselves via Skype sex ends up rearing it’s head as an obstacle. After many attempts to try and engage in intimacy in person, they finally end up finding resolution…and then the song, “I’m Glad You Came” by The Wanted comes on and the lights drop. Perfect ending.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, their attention to detail does not go unnoticed. Their use of song only drives home their punchlines harder and their willingness to experiment and add new flavors to the show keeps things exciting and lively. I had a blast at #SHOW and I highly recommend everyone go check it out. It is playing at Studio BE every Saturday until June 15th at 10pm. Tickets are $15. Read more and buy tickets here.

Closing words: Balls to the walls. 4 Days Late is smart, witty, always surprising and never shy.

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posted on by Kiley Peters posted in Chatter, Reviews

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