“Trust us, this is all made up,” begins TJ Jagodowski, addressing a capacity crowd at New York’s Barrow Street Theater. Should I trust him? Since this film comes from straight-faced jester Alex Karpovsky, whose 2005 “documentary” The Hole Story was a monumental put-on, I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Second City veterans TJ and his collaborator Dave Pasquesi, both hailing from Chi-town, are improvisational comedians claiming a “strange connection,” which appears to be a nightly bromance played out on stage, where the two change characters as fast as they move between the three chairs that serve as their sole props for fifty-plus minutes, presented here in real-time from multiple cameras. Is it funny? I sure wasn’t laughing as much as the audience, but why trust me?
SOMERVILLE THEATRE: APRIL 26 at 5.15 P.M. DIRECTOR ALEX KARPOVSKY WILL ATTEND