Give thanks: There’s after-meal fun

The Walsh stand ready to heroically entertain people from 10 p.m. to midnight on the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo: Schuyler Pisha)

The Walsh stand ready to heroically entertain people from 10 p.m. to midnight on the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo: Schuyler Pisha)

There are many entertainment options for Thanksgiving Day, so long as you don’t want to leave your house. Looking at each other has always been popular, and washing dishes is another way to have fun after a big meal.

Aside from movies, though — the Brattle Theatre is showing “Casablanca,” for instance, at 5:15, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. — the choices for people who want to leave the house after eating are limited.

Fortunately, the Walsh brothers have the same problem.

So the comedians are holding a Great and Secret Comedy Show on schedule, from 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday, which just happens to be Thanksgiving night.

“People want to go out and do something on Thanksgiving,” said Chris Walsh. “We do.”

On stage, David Walsh portrays Thanksgiving at the brothers’ Charlestown home — their parents still live with them — as a gothic American nightmare. Chris confirms there are screaming kids and lots of family, perhaps 13 members of a the clan stalking the hallways, but that David has less reason to fear it, since he generally “wakes up as the turkey’s being served.”

Then more sleeping.

“We’ll sleep off the Tryptophan and hop up and do the show,” Chris said. “I don’t know that it’ll necessarily be about Thanksgiving, but we knew we wanted to do a show on Thanksgiving.”

His expectations for who’ll show up, even for a free show on a holiday with so few other choices, are low.

The audience will be “none to a full house,” he said. “That’s what we always expect.”

The Great and Secret Comedy Show runs 10 p.m. to midnight at The ImprovBoston Theater, 1253 Cambridge St., Inman Square. The closest T stop is in Central Square (just walk up Prospect). Call (617) 576-1253 or go to improvboston.com. Suggested donation: $5.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

You must be logged in to post a comment Login