Longtime Orlando improv institution the SAK Comedy Lab puts its own twist on “Family Feud” and Trivial Pursuit with “The SAK Factor.” SAK's David Russell, the
The Darley and Harris game-show contestant families — real and fictitious members — competed for the glory. Curtis Earth asked the families to come up with trivia such as naming the movie in which
Contestants also spun a wheel or shot a bow and arrow to determine an improv category that was selected for four SAK performers or families to act-out on stage and be scored by three judges.
Audience participation was also a part of the mix as in any SAK show. SAK performer Mike Carr (no relation) left the room while his colleagues and the audience decided his fate in an improv crime interrogation skit. Carr nailed it by guessing the hard and unlikely offense of a honking goose with author Lewis Carroll.
The SAK performers asked the crowd for a musical skit idea and liked my "Mad Men" advertising-firm suggestion. Clark Canine stole the show with his portrayal of Smith & Wesson's owner wanting a bullet promoted to the masses by the McCluskey and McCluskey ad agency during the hilarious, improvisational performance.
The Harris' played hard but the Darley family prevailed and was the champs with a final score of 184-155. "The SAK Factor" didn't disappoint and is a real Fringe winner.
60 minutes, Orange Venue, $10, Orlando Fringe Festival official page.