‘Triple Espresso’ brings a jolt of comedy to Sac

SACRAMENTO — What did three guys do in four minutes that got them barred from showbiz for life? Find out at “Triple Espresso,” a highly caffeinated comedy coming to Sacramento’s Cosmopolitan Cabaret for a limited eight-week engagement, June 1  through July 22.

“Triple Espresso” is part improv, part musical and all comedy, with critics comparing it to “an evening with the Marx Brothers.” After 14 years, and more than 8,500 performances in 45 cities worldwide, “Triple Espresso” is set to thrill Sacramento with its sky-high energy, original songs, parody send-ups and vaudeville-style ensemble.

Tickets for “Triple Espresso” are available now through the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office at 1419 H St., by calling (916) 557-1999, or online at Tickets.com. Single tickets start at $20 for all performances. Special preview performances take place on May 30 and 31. Matinee performances are Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Evening performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

In the three-man play, set in the Triple Espresso Coffeehouse, the once-promising comedy team of “Maxwell, Butternut and Bean” is back for a reluctant celebration of their ill-fated “big break.” Audiences will laugh along with the group’s comically disastrous performances at everything from club luncheons to rodeos — all leading up to the moment that catapulted the trio right out of the spotlight, a tragically hilarious appearance on “The Mike Douglas Show.” Butternut is a musician, a vulnerable soul with a lounge lizard smile; Maxwell is an uncertain magician with an attitude; and Bean is an irrepressible, all-over-the-map entertainer with big dreams. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone.

“Triple Espresso” ran for 12 straight years in Minneapolis and more than 10 years in San Diego, and has enjoyed subsequent returns to both cities, as well as successful runs in Chicago, Seattle, Phoenix, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Detroit, London, Dublin, Berlin, Munich and many other cities. The show that began humbly around a coffee table in a Twin Cities cafe has become a critical and box office hit all over the world, entertaining more than 1.7 million people over the years.

The Cosmopolitan Cabaret season is produced under the direction of Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Artistic Director Glenn Casale and Associate Producer Marlene Shire-Anderson.

All productions are performed at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret, an intimate 200-seat theatre venue where you can enjoy cocktails and refreshments during the show from the comfort of your seat. The Cosmopolitan Cabaret is located at 1000 K Street, across from the Crest Theatre, in downtown Sacramento.

For more information visit CosmopolitanCabaret.com.

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