“The Habit – The Final Cut”, presented by Marxiano Productions at the Bathhouse Theatre

They’re back! That whacky, wonderful Seattle sketch comedy group, “The Habit,” is currently in residence at the Bathhouse Theatre. Sadly, they say this is their last gig. After 20 years of delighting Seattle audience with their brand of raucous, hilarious, humor, they are calling it quits.

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The Habit – jump shot by Cassandra Bell

What they offer is a mix of madcap mayhem with a sophisticated outer coating. Chicago has Second City. We have “The Habit.” Unlike the troupe at “Second City” this group performs only sporadically. And soon, as I’ve said, not at all.

The group formed in 1996 at the University of Washington. The writers/performers are Ryan Dubosh, John Osebold, Jeff Schell, Mark Siano, and David Swidler. Lucas Thayer is a writer. Today these long-time friends are raising families, pursuing various careers, and they are scattered around the country. It just isn’t possible for them to spend the time together to create and polish their shows.

Their humor is absurd, physical, intellectual and totally silly. It’s fresh, and presented with exquisite timing. So, if you’re a long time fan or have any interest in joining those legions, get over to the theatre (early because their shows generally sell out), settle in, and get ready to laugh.

Through Nov. 26 at Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, (1 800-838-3006 or www.thehabitcomedy.com).

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