Chase Padgett’s last show at the Calgary Fringe Festival was Nashville Hurricane and it took years to develop. Chase and Stacey’s Joyride probably didn’t take the same amount of time to develop and as long as you go into the play expecting a sketch comedy with improvisation, you’ll be fine.
Chase and Stacey’s Joyride opens to a beat boxing looping song. It is quite fun and illustrates how Padgett can harmonize with his own voice. The sketch then goes onto a skit about a spiritual medium and an annoying member of the audience. The next sketch is fully improvised and on this night featured the brilliant line: ‘race car driving is like alcoholism, it runs in the family and ruins it.’
The Joy Ride also includes songs to my past self, a newscast on ribbon dancing, and a commercial taping. Even though some sketches were improvised, Padgett and Hallal manage to tie it all together. If you want to laugh and be entertained, be sure to catch this production. It is fun sketch comedy.
Chase and Stacey’s Joyride is part of the Calgary Fringe Festival. There are 6 more chances to catch it. More information is available online.