|La Improlucha ring|
La Improlucha is every Thursday night -- and it's always different since it's all improv. During the first half, two teams face-off with a variety of improvisations. Sometimes they work with their partner, sometimes the other team, and sometimes all together. The referee/MC leads the show, setting the rules and getting suggestions from the audience of topics/places. After each improvisation, the audience votes on which team won. Most of the match was improvisation, but there was some fighting - lucha libre style- thrown in as well.
The first two teams were a magician and his assistant against the Tomderkats (based on the cartoon Thundercats). The Tomderkats won, so in the second half they faced two gypsies -- who ended up winning for the night. For the second half, the MC's character was from Northern Mexico, with an exaggerated norteño accent meant to be hard to understand.
|me as a luchadora|
There was also a live band (complete with lucha libre masks) that played during breaks and provided background music/ sound effects during the improvisations. The show I went to was a musical tribute night to the 80's/90's Mexican Rock band Botellita de Jerez and two of the band members attended as special guests. There were also two luchadores, including El Matemático, who is apparently a classic.
I didn't understand everything that was said, since it's fast-paced with lots of cultural references, slang, double-meanings, etc. Even so, it was very entertaining and I'd recommend it!
|the boys with El Matemático|
|the luchadores, MC's, band and specials guests of the night|