The Whitest Kids U' Know: SF Sketchfest at Cobb's
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The last date listed for The Whitest Kids U' Know was Friday January 22, 2010 / 10:30pm.
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Some of their comedy is physical and happens off stage (in the crowd) so beware mostly when sitting in the aisle directly down the middle of the stage. Trevor fell over and ended up on my boyfriends legs, which my bf thought was hilarious. They also have some sketches that require you to turn around and see whats going on at the back of the venue, so this may be an issue for people with limited mobility. Also, if you're easily offended, don't go. If you don't like their show on IFC, you won't like them live. They add a lot of cursing.
I give this an average of 4 stars. I give it a 3, my boyfriend gives it a 5. They did quite a few old sketches, most of which happens to be ones of theirs I don't really care for. The new ones were kind of funny and it was nice to get quite a good sneak peek at season four of their show before it airs this summer.
Sam had a problem with his mic going in and out. I thought they might stop between sketches to fix this. They didn't, so that was kind of annoying. We also had a waitress that forgot to bring my bottle of water that I ordered and placed my boyfriends drink order on our table (which was behind us due to Cobb's seating) and failed to notify us of this fact. She was horrible and decided to start passing out checks during my fav sketch, (slow jerk) so this also detracted from my score, besides the $25.50 for two mixed drinks and two bottles of water!
All in all, the show tickets with drinks cost us $55 and an untold amount of gas spent driving around and looking for a free parking space for upwards of 30 minutes. I'm still on the fence about whether it was worth all that in the end.
Info: Brooklyn-based The Whitest Kids U’Know formed in early 2000 at NYC’s School of Visual Arts, the alma mater of head writer Trevor Moore and troupe member Sam Brown. With the addition of Zach Cregger, the young men began performing free monthly shows at SVA’s amphitheater, frequently filling it to capacity. Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter would soon complete the group.
In 2003, The Whitest Kids U’Know began touring New York City’s various comedy venues eventually landing a weekly show at Pianos, a popular club in downtown Manhattan. In addition to their critical acclaim, the group launched an extremely popular web page (over 3 million monthly unique visitors), garnered over 2 million hits on YouTube and became one of the most successful features on Collegehumor.com.
In March 2006, The Whitest Kids U’Know sketch comedy show debuted on fUSE to record network ratings. In February 2008, the Whitest Kids took their raw, envelope-pushing humor to the fully uncut and uncensored IFC.