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IndyFringe: Scuba Mission: Gainfully Employed

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 10:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 9 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m. 2011

Shawn Bowers and Colin Hogan make up the two-man, single-brained comedy-duo Scuba Mission, whose Fringe undertaking creates a whirlwind of interactive doofery and harkens back to the joyful stylings of your favorite classic comedy duos, but a lot newer.

NUVO review

4 stars

Shawn Bowers and Colin Hogan performed for only a handful of people on IndyFringe’s opening night, which is a shame because they delivered a hilarious sketch show that would have generated laughter heard up and down Mass Ave had it been in front of a full house. The two Chicagoans demonstrate mighty improv talent and strong chemistry during a series of fast-paced sketches exploring working life and under-employment. Of particular appeal  and absurdity  is the “Surf Shirt Lawyer/Volleyball Attorney at Law” sketch. Perhaps the 10:30 start time is to blame for the sparse opening night crowd. Whatever the case, add this show to your must- see list. - Matt McClure

Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 5

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