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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Local comics give Pokémon what's coming to them at a comedy roast at the Improv

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 9:41 AM

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've noticed everyone playing Pokémon Go (and if you do live under a rock, please put us in touch with your realtor – that's hot property in a smartphone society). But fame comes at a cost, and the game's popularity places its animated stars in the crosshairs of Orlando's best comedians at this themed roast show. Pokémon characters go into battle with poison, ice and fire – but can they handle the emotional heat from 11 of Orlando's best comedians? Hosted by local legend Tim Murphy, this roast is sure to feature jokes that reduce the mightiest Dragonite to a weeping shower-cry mess. No Charizard will be left unburnt, no Pidgey unprodded and no Magikarp ... actually, no Magikarp would be a welcome reprieve at this point. Just don't whip out your phone and try to set up a lure module during the show – no Pokémon that enter will leave unscathed.

7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 | Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive | 407-480-5233 | theimprovorlando.com | $7


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