It’s something of an understament to say that a lot of people have been looking forward to seeing newly minted MTV celebs and Comedy Festival/Piccolo alumns Human Giant in Theatre 99’s Piccolo Fringe this week. The comedy trio’s overnight success hasn’t landded them on the cover of Rolling Stone yet, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, the way things are going for them.
So it’s a little surprising to hear from several sources that the gang’s opening show at Charleston Ballet Theatre last night was a disappointment. Word from a random selection of audience members has it that Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel (third member Paul Scheer was in town for a run with pal Jack McBrayer, but had to jet earlier this week) showed clips from their MTV program of the same name … but apparently offered little else besides some behind-the-scenes commentary. I’m witholding judgment until I see the show myself, possibly tonight after Aurélia’s Oratorio. And there’s no official review in the City Paper yet. But I’m personally expecting these guys to bring their A game.