SHOW: Bye Bye Liver: The Drinking Play
GROUP: Bye Bye Liver
ATTENDED: Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Urban Saloon
CLOSES: Dec. 21
BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Bye Bye Liver is a fast-paced comedic romp that explores the pratfalls and pitfalls of Philadelphia's favorite past time: Drinking! 2 Parts Sketch Comedy, 1 Part Drinking Games. Mixed and Served. It’s the show that truly knows the heart of Philly”.
WE THINK: During a version of “Would You Rather,” cast member Brock Vickers asked the audience if they would rather be audited by the IRS or watch every M. Night Shyamalan film to which they responded with heftier applauds for the former. And about midway the crowd of several dozen sang in unison as Vickers launched into a stumbling rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean on Me" during “Name That Tune.” The show was an interesting concept; a hilarious fusion of social drinking games and scenes of every drinking escapade one can imagine. Their quick wit and superb performance was met with cheers and laughter by an audience of no more than 50 as they ran through scenes such as what really goes down in the women’s bathroom or a night out with a drinking buddy gone horribly wrong. In between scenes and games, the cast would also occasionally shout “Social” which was a cue for the audience to take a sip of their libations.