Like a team of crack fighter pilots, the women of Second City’s She the People: The Resistance Continues! (★★★★☆) are on a hilarious and irreverent mission — the strafing of sexist absurdities of every stripe. A whirlwind rotation of sketches punctuated by a comically clubby soundtrack, this isn’t so much man-bashing as a full-scale outrage at everything society expects of women.
It’s is a giggle-worthy, rebellious, political, laugh-out-loud middle finger to all that truly sucks about 21st-century womanhood. If the odd moment is a tad teachy, most are funny AF, and there is one that might even bring a lump to the throat. That’s pretty good stats for an evening of bombshells that arrive at a breathless rate.
Being a Second City production, the talent hails from multiple corners of the comedy world and it makes for a fascinating tapestry of styles. Carisa Barreca and Sayjal Joshi are loud, proud and polished, while Katie Caussin and Jo Scott bring a strong alternative vibe. Kazi Jones is seamless in her comic timing and offers a whiff of actorly charisma.
Finally, Alex Bellisle makes for a hilariously ironic sketch artist who looks like she could carry off just about anything she puts her mind to. There are too many stand-out moments to count, but Barreca’s take on “am I too old to wear this,” Scott’s phenomenal improv stunt, and the Rubenesque song-and-dance number hit gold. These are six comics you want in your foxhole.
To Jan. 5 at Woolly Mammoth, 641 D St. NW. Tickets are $20 to $100. Call 202-393-3939 or visit www.woollymammoth.net.
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