If the ladies of The View ever came out on stage rip-roaring drunk, well, let’s be honest: they still wouldn’t be as funny as the Posse. But that won’t stop comedians Jessica Chase, Jennifer Dyer-Buddin, Camille Lowman, and Brandy Sullivan from trying the concept out. With the Posse Talk mock-television program coming before and after their longer sketches, the ladies of Mary Kay has a Posse pay tribute to the one thing that gets all us modern workin’ girls through the morning — vodka.
A perennial Charleston favorite, Posse members once again grace us with their riotous improv as they prove that they can celebrate anything from a divorce to a Hawaiian print shirt. It’s hard to describe the energy the Posse brings to the stage. Sure their wit could pierce through even the dullest of minds, but these women aren’t just going to sit around relying on their personalities all day — they recognize the power of the female body. You know, the sexiness that oozes out when one hops through the back of a sketch like a kangaroo or throws imaginary darts at her friend’s face.
All it takes to get these ladies going is a few small cues from the audience, pulled from a hat or right from the crowd. Heaven forbid you should bring a sleeping child into that show. Not only will your little one immediately be dubbed a drunken midget (yeah, they went there), but the peals of laughter might wake Junior up and it’s gonna be a bitch explaining to him just exactly what a vibrator is (yeah, they went there, too).
The ladies aren’t afraid to address stereotypes in their routines, and we aren’t afraid to laugh out loud when they do so. Perhaps the stand-out scene of the night was the smack talk between two North Charleston bubbas and two Mt. Pleasant divas as they watched one another from across the river. The local flavor had locals tearing up from laughing so hard, but the out-of-towners seemed to get their fair share of humor from the bit, too.
If you get the chance to see Mary Kay has a Posse, take it. These ladies have still got it and they’re gonna make sure you get it, too. Kinda like herpes, but funny. —Moira Phillips