Hogg and the Humors


by Wendy Gennaula | 8/1/09 • Fringe Day 3, Part 1

We started our day at 1:00 with Hogg and the Humors. It might have been a tad too raunchy for my youngest who is 11(the promotional material said 12+). That said-he loved it. The show is part improv, part late night variety show, and part Fringe-for-All. It is like being a live studio audience member of an old time late night talk show. Hogg is a generous and natural host.

good to momma is the blog of wendy gennaula, one of seven bloggers covering the minnesota fringe festival for the daily planet.

For one of the sketches, three fringe show cards were pulled out of a hat. The audience voted on which show the cast would present. The cast, along with special guest Mike Fotis, proceeded to make up their own goofy interpretation of the winner, AfterLife.
The Dramaturkey segment, which was inspired by a bad script competition in Montreal, had the cast cold read a dreadful script. They enjoyed every line of stilted dialogue and overwrought angst. It was wicked funny.

Sigal Shoham from Sure to Cure: Dr. Amelia’s Medicine Show was the special musical guest. She played banjo and sang two clever original songs. I hope to see her whole show.

Wendy Gennaula is a singer and actress in the Twin Cities. She is the mother of two extraordinary Fringelings.

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