Most improv comedy shows mess with their audiences, but ImprovBoston ups the ante to “mess up” audiences.
The comedy theater’s ninth annual Halloween show, “Gorefest: MASSacre General Hospital,” tells the story of a cowardly husband and his pregnant wife, who meet a wayward hospital staff with a terrifying secret. This meeting results in a lot of laughs and a whole lot of blood.
The show, which “boasts a total disregard for audience cleanliness,” takes place at a backwoods hospital, where a brainwashed bunch of orderlies answer to the evil head nurse and attempt to steal the couple’s unborn child.
Those in the front rows of seats should take full advantage of the tarp given to them at the beginning of the show. Audience members will be splattered and sprayed with the blood of the erratic medical staff battling the new patients. Organs, intestines and other human guts are thrown onto the audience, as the staff holds nothing back from their evil plan.
Robert Woo, who plays the hospital’s morgue director Mr. Sniles, says he has waited through many rehearsals to finally mess up the audience.
“Where else would I be able to throw and splash blood on people,” he reasons, “and have them pay me to do it?”