three members of the group recently dished about the
upcoming show, the group dynamic and what itís like to
be funny as hell:
Can you describe the show
and/or your character?
Mike Albo: Itís almost like
being shot out of a cannon. Weíve been working together
for many years and we keep adding new costumes and crazy
places to change. We make fun of basically everyone. My
personal favorite thing in the show is to make fun of
Itís going to be very fun, crazy, naughty and smart. We
donít think there is anything like it. We sort of make
fun of everyone; from people taking too long to order,
to mommy culture, to Latin queens, to Republicans. You
name it we make fun of it. This will also be my first
time in Fort Lauderdale,
so Iím very excited about that.
They can expect to be tickled, shocked, challenged and
does the dynamic of the group work and has it changed
Over the years of working together we have just as many
group pieces as we do monologues. We usually agree on
what works and what doesnít work. Itís very seldom
that we have a disagreement.
David Ilku: We take meetings
with each other and discuss what's going on in the
world, what's bothering us and work from there. Some are
big things but most are little things, which I think
people can relate to more.
Do you ever worry that you
might offend audiences, or is it always your intention
to just be funny? Do you ever feel that some
audiences just need to lighten up?
Thatís such a good question. I honestly think I do
worry at times; we get controversial. But thatís
what comedy isóto kind of put people in uncomfortable
territory. Iíve always thought of comedy as a
massageóalmost a release. I think audiences should
leave trying to find humor in life.
We definitely offend audiences. Things are
sometimes too crass or too sexual; but thatís the risk
you take when you do sketch comedy. We just hope
that when we make fun of people the audience sees that
we are making fun of ourselves just as much as anything
else. I hate when people come to the show for the sake
of just coming there. They have to come for
amusement and to hear something funny.
David Ilku: The old adage,
"tragedy plus time equals comedy," is true, however,
some things just aren't funny to certain people. We try
to open peopleís minds to looking at certain things from
our own personal slant. One thing for sure is: we are
When you are out in public
are you always looking for that next joke from some
random occurrence around you?
Albo: Definitely. Iím always writing
stuff down and thinking of sketch ideas. It takes a
long time to actually put something together to bring to
the stage from an idea, but itís always good to get
ideas from all over the place.
Absolutely. Things always seem to come to me when Iím
out in public.
No, I am never looking; it just finds me. It's usually
something that I find disturbing or annoying and then I
think, ďOh wait, I think I can use that."