Praises for Straight & Nappy
Straight & Nappy presents Straight and Nappy goes into weekend two with a glowing review from Chicago Reader.
Cathcart & Olson and Straight & Nappy
If these two sketch-comedy duos were pitted against each other, Rebecca Jackson and Pip Lilly's Straight & Nappy would win hands down. They demonstrate vigorous wit in their 25-minute set whether they're eulogizing someone at a funeral, testifying to God, or taking a shot at rising coffee prices. Jackson's heartfelt detour in a bit about depression is too much of a PSA, but otherwise the pair's forceful personalities and physical presence make even the routine material soar. Melissa Cathcart and Jay Olson are a strong team, working well together and exhibiting great charisma in their 30 minutes of sketches, which deal among other things with the medical use of marijuana, the Atkins diet, and a singular boob job. But even their best scene-erderly widows get undressed to "get it on"-doesn't have the same energy as Jackson and Lilly's work.- Jenn Goddu