If laughter is the best medicine, then the audience members who attended Thursday night’s comedic performance at Amphibian Stage are in excellent health today.
Kicking off the theater’s 2022 season was Johnston & Welch, a double feature of comedic genius, with a surprise opening performance by Beth Stelling, performance director and star of the HBO Max special “Girl Daddy.” For two hours, you will be held captive (in the most willing and positive way) by the ridiculous and brilliant minds of Alana Johnston and Mo Welch, two established names in comedy, who refuse to shy away from any topic that might be considered taboo.
It is a performance definitely intended for mature audiences, although I’m not sure how ‘mature’ the audience was given the laughter at every irreverent joke made. Welch, creator of the animated series BLAIR, channels her humor by way of cartoons, while Johnston will sing you into stitches.
If you are a first timer to Amphibian Stage, a non-profit theater company started by three TCU alums, you will leave quite impressed by the professional talent gracing the stage at Amphibian, which serves as a comedic residency for performers looking to develop and practice their material.
Johnston & Welch is a three-night-only performance, running until Saturday, January 15th. Tickets are available on the Amphibian Stage website.
Although she prefers burnt orange to purple, Hannah Bush is happy to call Fort Worth her new home. She began freelance writing a few years ago to break up the monotony of her 9 to 5, and to prove to her parents that she’s making good use of her journalism degree. When she’s not hanging out with her cat, Hannah can likely be found on a patio with her husband, talking about her cat.