“We describe the show as an upsidedown prank show,” troupe founder James “Murr” Murray says, sounding far more like a contributor to the Oprah Winfrey Network than the YouTubey, reality based truTV. “The joke is on us, instead of on the public.”
Prior to their Houston show and performances in Dallas and Austin spotlighting The Tenderloins’ sketchcomedy strength, Murr et al. plan to film segments for at various HTown locations. “We’re going to be filming all around Texas for a full week,” he warns, scouting “classic Texas locations and Texas activities — things that, as New Yorkers, we know nothing about.” Where will you be shooting, we ask. “It’s a hidden camera show! We don’t want fans showing up!” Murr says.
8 p.m. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1600 or visit bayoumusiccenter.com. $35.
Fri., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., 2014