Comedy hurts. Falling down is hard. In The Gentlemen’s Pratfall Club: An Uplifting Comedy About Falling Down, the comedy team of Levi Weinhagen and Joshua English Scrimshaw prove their comic thesis with real blood. After a series of epic pratfalls, the audience realized that the blood dripping from Weinhagen’s chin was real. He is fine (according to Facebook)-but he had a curtain call at the E.R. to get a few stitches.
Weinhagen plays Walter, an unemployed actor. He is a self-pitying sad-sack of a guy who fails an audition to replace the deceased Captain Clumsy. Walter can’t fall down. Scrimshaw plays everyone else, including Walter’s French clown nemesis, his best friend, and his crusty mentor. After a slow start with too much talking, the show takes off with a hysterical training montage. I won’t give spoilers, but there is an “I don’t believe he did that” moment in the show that is worth the price of admission. Scrimshaw is fearless in his antics; he is both the Acme steamroller and Wile E. Coyote.
This show is recommended by the artists for ages 7 and up. The show contains live cartoon violence and a quick crotch gag.