You think improv comedy is tough? Try doing it with someone's hand up your ass. That's the kind of humor to be expected from the adults-only performance of Stuffed and Unstrung
by Henson Alternative at Yardley Hall, at Johnson County Community College (12345 College, Overland Park, 913-469-4445). Brian Henson, the chairman of the Jim Henson Co., first debuted this mix of puppetry, blue comedy and music at the 2006 HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and has taken it on the road as far as Scotland and Australia. The host of the show, Patrick Bristow, has a long list of TV and movie credits (Seinfeld
and So I Married an Axe Murderer
), so he can probably wrangle six puppeteers, who stand in full view of the audience. As with typical improv acts, suggestions from the audience are incorporated into the show's story line. Tickets cost $35, $45 and $80 and are available at jccc.edu/TheSeries
or by calling the Yardley Hall box office. The show starts at 8 p.m.