Kansas City Improv Festival
Fri., Sept. 7, 7 & 9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. 2012
Headlining the first weekend of the Kansas City Improv Festival
, the Los Angeles quartet behind one of the funniest, strangest and most imaginative productions in the overcrowded comedy-podcast market. Superego's world is inhabited by aging country crooner Shunt McGuppin, whose xenophobic, sexually graphic songs are still somehow sentimental; Maggie, a jealous and chatty GPS unit; and a horny and confused FDR just trying to make it through another Fireside Chat. Comedian Paul F. Tomkins, a veteran of Mr. Show
and guru of the Pod F. Tomcast podcast, joins Superego tonight. Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks' non-rapping son, also appears with the group, which puts on shows at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center (2405 Grand, Level 3, 816-842-9999). Troupes from around the nation perform throughout the festival (which continues next weekend), alongside several KC outfits. See kcimprovfestival.com
for full listings and ticket information.