For more than 10 years, Killing My Lobster has done good, often great, sketch comedy. Well be shocked if the troupes new show isnt one of the best: The theme is the arts scene. Were giggling already. Striped stockings, graffiti, cartoon art, slam poets, stencil art, gypsy music, amateur circus, burlesque, fire dancing, puppet theater we dont know if any of these genres appear in KML Patronizes the Arts, but in our private moments, they are very funny to us. The troupe has hundreds of liberal arts to swat around, however, and two lines from the press release portend deep laughs: an opera on aisle 7 and the Picasso of latte foam. Another line an insightful exploration of how indie bands get their names gives us pause, until we remember who is doing the popular joke KML members are pros at yanking audiences through the mundane into the absurd. Hows this for a finishing touch: Each performance, the troupe brings a different local artist or act onstage to perform in a skit and perhaps defend the way of the artist when doing so, including Axis Dance Company, Jelly Donut, Hot Pink Feathers, Felonius, Scott Wells and Dancers, The Freeze, and Classical Revolution.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Aug. 27. Continues through Sept. 13, 2009