Plumber butt, penis jokes and the return of the ‘stache

I’m pretty sure that I’m not the target audience for The Feral Chihuahuas’ sketch comedy. I’m not crazy about penis jokes or plumber butt or dudes in drag (who are not performing in a drag show). And yet, there was still plenty to love about the local troupe’s new show, The Chihuacolypse, which foretells the end of the world.

Actually, The Chihuacolypse is a three-part series leading up to the end of times on Dec. 21 of this year. So this particular show, subtitled Harbinger 1: Rise of the ‘Stache deals with the first sign that the end is nigh. No suspense here, it’s all about mustaches. Hard not to love that.

You’ve got five more chances to catch the show at BeBe Theatre: Tonight (Saturday, Feb. 4) at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

I won’t spoil the show, but here are some highlights:
• An intro involving a chihuahua that speaks in a British accent.
• A choreographed dance routine with sequined leotards.
• Lots and lots of really bad wigs.
• The line, “Are you a nurse-doctor, man?” “I am. I’m wearing a sports coat, aren’t I?”
• An awesomely ‘70 cop-show reminiscent video involving a chase scene and a mustache.
• The word “obesified.”
• A built-in beer break.
• The guy who moved the props to, let’s say, the beat of his own drummer.

For fans of body-fluid references, The Feral Chihuahuas have taken this humor to a new height of raunchy awesomeness. For the more squeamish among us (and I am one), there’s still plenty that makes this two-act show well worth the ticket price. The videography is award-worthy fantastic and the mustache timeline: priceless.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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