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The Buffoons

Laugh or Else: The Buffoons take no prisoners

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The Buffoons
Fri. Jan. 16, 9:30 p.m.
Sat. Jan. 17, 8 p.m.
Charleston Ballet Theatre
$12.50

The last time the Buffoons performed in Charleston, Eugene Cordero did an impersonation of the late Bernie Mac. It was slow. It was excruciating. And it was brilliant. To this day, those in the audience might recall Cordero's Mac musing about hanging out with his sister's kids on a Sunday afternoon.

Over and over and over and over and over again.

Such is the ballsy, in-your-face, never-say-you're-sorry kind of comedy you'll get with the Buffoons. They're rude. They're fearless. They're obnoxious. They'll do anything to get a laugh.

Given their pedigree, that's no surprise.

The Buffoons are a side-project of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the famed improv theater troupe in New York. The trio, though, has recently shrunk to a duet, since Bobby Moynihan got called up by Saturday Night Live.

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