That’s the question that surrounds the opening of The Second City Does Dallas, the first show of the Dallas Theater Center’s new season. A number of DTC audience members have objected to a sketch that discusses tongue-in-cheek ways Dallas could commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assasintation. Some of the characters seem sensible enough, but one continues to come up with tasteless suggestions, like selling JFK bobbleheads (and worse, but I won’t spoil the punchlines). I thought it was funny, but then 1) I am not a Dallas native, and 2) I have a black, black heart. You can read my take in this review on FrontRow, and if you’re curious, here’s some background on the how Chicago’s The Second City went about gathering the material for their Dallas-skewering comedy show.
Oh, and there’s another potentially upsetting sketch that makes fun of little nine-year-old Klyde Warren, the billionaire’s son who is the namesake of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park. And, sorry, that’s stuffs just funny.