It seems counter-intuitive for Jet City Improv, known for family-friendly fare, to present an F-bomb riddled production, but strangely, “Wise Guys” works. This isn’t to advocate bringing children to the Soprano-esq show which is currently running on Thursday and Friday nights through August 22nd. It's just to say that the presentation is a lot less distasteful than one would expect. At least it was the night I attended.
“Wise Guys” is the latest original feature-length improv comedy show where only the theme, fight scenes and story basics are scripted. Inspired mafia movies and TV shows like “The Godfather” and “The Sopranos,” “Wise Guys” follows the rise and fall of the next infamous mob boss, from the first carnation in his lapel to his final date with destiny and the audience is in on the creation too. “Every audience at ‘Wise Guys’ will be responsible for deciding the how the family makes their money, who’s in charge, and who can’t be trusted. From there, the improvisers will take the family through a decades-long story of outrageous hit jobs, rival gangs, love and betrayal,” says Jet City.