Reviewer: Mark DeWolf-Ott
Venue: The Temple Theatre
The evening began with KC Mack, the MC and teacher comedian, asking who were in the audience were teachers and the building roared with applause. It was unbelievable. The entire audience was almost filled with educators.
The event was Bored Teachers, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!” Comedy Tour at the Temple Theatre, Thursday, September 21.
If you are familiar with the Bored Teachers Facebook page, you had an idea of what kind of show you were in for. Stories and jokes about teaching that are all too unbelievably funny to be made up. All the comedians have taught in different capacities in schools. Liz Blanc teaches at a high school in Los Angeles. Andy Beningo was a substitute teacher from Chesaning, Michigan. A local guy. Devin Siebold is from Florida. They all seem to love teaching but have an interest in comedy. There was a definite connection between the stage and the audience.
I read the online reviews before seeing the show and many of them said “I laughed from beginning to end.” I was a little bit skeptical, but I was laughing quite a bit. I am only married to a teacher, yet the humor wasn’t lost on me.
The four comics kept you on your toes. I thought there would be an intermission, but the jokes kept on coming. The show was almost two hours long. The people did seem to be enjoying the humor. Some folks left towards the end. I don’t know if it was because of some of the profanity that was being used or they wanted to get to the parking ramp before everyone else. It seems the comedians wanted to put something in the show for all ages of teachers. My only complaint was the voices of some of the acts were hard to hear.
The ending was interesting. KC Mack asked for the house lights to be kept low and for everyone to turn on their cell phone flashlight. The audience complied because they are teachers and follow directions. The reason for this was to send a video to the next concert site as a promo. The effect looked pretty cool.
On a scale of one to five of my “How Do You Like Those Apples” rating, I would give it a four. The sound was a little wonky and I’m not sure all the sour jokes were quite that necessary.