Christmas needs a little comedy.
I mean come on, we all love The Christmas Carol and A Christmas Story, but every single year? Sometimes you need to mix it up a little.
If you're in agreement, then please don't hesitate to check out What the Elf?, the new holiday comedy sketch roundup from Brave New Workshop. It opens with a spoof on The Christmas Carol, continues through an eggnog themed twist on Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat Song" and crashes right through an irreverent, modernized look at Jesus' birth.
That's not to say that nothing is taken seriously, however. A few more politically minded sketches grace this stage, including "Blelf" (the black Elf on the Shelf with the social commentary to match) and the particularly incisive "Game of Life," which gives players of different races different boards, cards, rules, and outcomes. It's hilarious and pointed, and I wish we had more satire like it floating around.
Tickets to Brave New Workshop are always reasonable, but today they are on sale for Cyber Monday (use the code CYBERMONEY to order before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29. For more information about the show and box office, click on this link. What the Elf? Runs through January 28.