Sketchworks, a local sketch comedy troupe, is running their “Best of Sketchworks” show one final weekend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at their new theater space on the outskirts of Decatur. I went to see the show Saturday night and had a blast. I’m one of those people who doesn’t laugh out loud at very much, but I have to admit they had me cracking up on several occasions during the course of the evening.

If you’re not familiar with live sketch comedy, think scripted (more like “SNL” or “Mad TV”) versus improv. However, since it is performed live, you never really know what’s going to happen and how the actors will react, like when some of them cleverly incorporated Saturday evening’s thunderstorm into the sketches. In between many of the live scenes, they show filmed shorts that are just as amusing. And there are a lot of funny Atlanta references in the show, including one about the well-endowed bicycle shorts man.

The show contains some adult material, so note that 16-and-unders have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Friday night’s show also features local folk rock act Butterfly Stitch.

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