The Sunday Show: The Next Generation

Continuing with their brand of sharp, in-your-face comedy, the Acme Comedy Theatre players prove they're on to something. Publicized as Generation X's look at life, the sketches seem more about society's blase skepticism in the 1990s.

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Cast: Alex Alexander, Brett Baer, Courtland Cox, Sarah Diamond, David Finkel, Ted Hardwick, Brian Kerrigan, Rena Naerov, Kit Paraveni, David Trice, Stefane Zamorano.

Continuing with their brand of sharp, in-your-face comedy, the Acme Comedy Theatre players prove they’re on to something. Publicized as Generation X’s look at life, the sketches seem more about society’s blase skepticism in the 1990s.

The Sunday night show gets to the heart of the matter in its second sketch offering the Menendez brothers (Brett Baer, David Finkel) in a Vegas-style, schmaltzy revue that suggests they’re acting, they know it, and so do the viewers.

In a nod to animal-rights activists, fur lovers get a sly swat as a lady of means (Kit Paraventi) talks about “fur, fur, fur.”

“Generically Speaking” (featuring Brian Kerrigan, Ted Hardwick and Rena Maerov) is a witty sendup of talkshow styles and mannerisms that speak to anyone who has ever stayed home (or up late) to watch.

Other sketches are just good fun, some bordering on the silly rather than the sublime. Perhaps the world doesn’t need another take on evangelistic television shows, but for the most part, this is sketch comedy for the ’90s.

The Sunday Show: The Next Generation

(Acme Comedy Theatre, North Hollywood; 48 seats; $ 10 top)

Production: The Acme Comedy Theatre presents comedy sketches in two acts by the Acme Sunday Players; producer/director, M.D. Sweeney.

Creative: Set design, Giatheatrics; lighting, Richard Freeman. Opened Nov. 7, 1993; reviewed Dec. 19; runs indefinitely.

Cast: Cast: Alex Alexander, Brett Baer, Courtland Cox, Sarah Diamond, David Finkel, Ted Hardwick, Brian Kerrigan, Rena Naerov, Kit Paraveni, David Trice, Stefane Zamorano.

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