Best Comedy Tribute to the Deeply Geekified

Gnap! Theatre Projects' 'Guilds of Steel'

It would be enough for this supergroup of improvisers to perform a longform narrative set in a World of Warcraft-like MMORPG, but that they simultaneously portrayed the quotidian meatspace lives behind the weirdling avatars questing across the Salvage Vanguard stage every weekend for six weeks … ah, what's a good portmanteau for amazing and hilarious? Directed by Bryan Roberts and Michael Joplin under the aegis of Gnap! Theater Projects, this improv geekfest was more fun than a level 10 wizard with a magic whoopee cushion.

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