The fact that these second stringers fail miserably, says Make, wont surprise audiences who get to know them: a leader with thumbs paralyzed in the up position, a militant homophobe; a bomb maker seduced by McDonalds and a Jew who hates his mother. If it sounds laugh-out-loud funny even though its about close-to-home terrorism, that because its supposed to. Its fucking hilarious, Make says, laughing. I dont care if youre too sensitive about it. Youre going to laugh. To be fair, there are no 9/11 references and very few references to Islam, he explains. Even if youre shocked, youre going to laugh. Theres no other way around it.
The B-Team opens today at 7:30 p.m. and plays Thursdays through Saturdays at the Avenue Theater, 417 East 17th Avenue. Tickets are $25 (on Thursdays, they are two for the price of one). Get more information at 303-321-5925 or www.avenuetheater.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., March 21, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 12. Continues through April 2, 2011