Wrong House Presents Sketchy Sketch Night: The Sequel

Wrong House Productions mashes up Little Orphan Annie with Stuart Little as part of Sketchy Sketch Night at TADA Theater in NoMad.

By Andrew Andrews

Remember our review of Really Really, in which a privileged white kid got into a lot of trouble at college? Well, suppose that guy went back home and attended a house party in an affluent suburb, and you were there. But there’s something unusual about this house party: I mean, sure, there’s a bar with cheap beer and simple cocktails, and the place is crowded with people milling about and catching up. But unlike your typical house party, the people at this event range in age from young adults, to their parents and in some cases even their grandparents. And about thirty minutes into the party, the host invites everyone into the theater (remember, we’re talking about a very affluent neighborhood here!) for a special presentation. And after everyone respectfully nudges their way into the stands to get the best seats they can, and has some time to talk a little longer and grab another drink from the bar, the lights go down and one of those familiar-faced young adults takes the stage and asks everyone to silence your cell phones, turn off your beepers and strangle your children.

And now, you are no longer at a house party, but at the wrong house—a demented sketch comedy show called Sketchy Sketch Night—and the first act is a mashup of Little Orphan Annie and Stuart Little. That’s followed by a take from a home shopping network in which the presenter receives a call from her unhappy son while she’s on the air. Next, we get a spoof of CSI in which a man who believes he is a hobbit provides a riddle to the detectives to help them solve a murder. And an imaginary dating game show that reminded us a lot of a scene from FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL FILL—if said dating game had been taken to an even greater extreme. And a sketch in which a couple of elderly blind friends verbally abuse a caregiver who accidentally breaks their old-time radio. And a number in which a couple tries to exorcise the ghost of Steve Irwin from their home, only to have him possess the body of the husband to the great delight of his wife.

At this point, you’re already really really glad you attended this party and you’ve been laughing at everything that’s been thrown your way. But wait… there’s more! Following a sketch about a wedding reception at which a previously-unheard band performs to the dismay of all of the guests except the senile grandfather, there’s an act where a woman who’s embarrassed to be picking up a UTI treatment runs into an old high school crush who’s refilling his herpes medication. And then, to round out the show, there’s a scene where a grade school field trip to a hologram museum goes horribly wrong. And the whole thing wraps up perfectly, because there have been hints about the hologram experience sprinkled throughout the show from the very beginning.

To put it simply, Sketchy Sketch Night is a great way to spend an evening and a great value at $10, which explains why this relatively new show is already popular enough to sell out. But even better, that ten bucks includes a free drink ticket for after the sketches, when the audience spills out of the theater and back into the lobby, where the house party turns into a dance party and continues late into the evening. So if you’re a big fan of Saturday Night Live but don’t want to deal with the lottery or stand-by line, then get in touch with Wrong House and grab tickets to their next performance. And as always, let us know what you thought of the show. Because whether it’s the best house party you’ve ever attended or the whole thing is a little too sketchy for your tastes, your reviews help others decide whether they should attend, and your ratings help us help you find future events you’re sure to love!


Andrew Andrews attended Wrong House Presents Sketchy Sketch Night: The Sequel at TADA! Youth Theater in New York on Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:00pm to write this review.