The Pajama Men last is great comedy theatre – which is why I was barely able to procure a solitary leaning post at the back of the Soho Theatre on a Tuesday night during their extended run.
Turns out there’s a big market for surreal, fluid, character-driven comedy. Surreal, fluid, character comics take note.
In this show, The Last Stand to Reason, Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen set out on a train populated by all kinds of strange folks… and drama.
That’s not really what it’s about though. The train journey is a vessel for the PJ Men to riff and romp through characters, scenes and scenarios full of wit, wordplay and awesomeness.
I don’t want to spoil it for you; if you have a chance to see it, you should. Here’s just a taste of what you might expect:
Knock-knock jokes, a lie detector, mime card shuffling, a ghost story, mermaids, a small creature, broken English, a dropped pin, and a corporate asshole describing a powerfully erotic horserace painting.
It almost seems like it wouldn’t make sense, but it does. And then some.
Also: it is hysterically funny.