Sketchballs

The first indication that something is horribly wrong with Mass Hysteria's particular brand of sketch comedy is the fact that they bill their show as "comedy sketch." Second, jokes about online dating and spam e-mails are no longer so much pieces of fresh observational humor as they are case studies in obvious humor. Third and foremost, the name Mass Hysteria is probably the lamest title you could ever apply to anything, with the possible exception of a Catholic Def Leppard tribute band. But, if three strikes will get you out of the house, check out Mass Hysteria at The Pocket Sandwich Theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $10. Call 214-821-1860.
Wed., July 26, 8 p.m.
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