Video Licks: The Genie Gets His Wish Granted in This Hilarious Night Eaters “Aladdin” Sketch
Truth be told, I’ve only seen the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin starring the comedy genius Robin Williams as the Genie. Of course, when I saw the trailer for the NEW live action movie, directed by Guy Ritchie, I was excited until I was immediately scared to my core by some major uncanny valley feelings spawned by the trailer of the new, high energy, wish-granting Smurf. Yikes! This sketch from the Night Eaters team has made it ALL better, even though I’ve learned sooo much more about genies than I’d ever be willing to divulge. Watch what happens when Aladdin asks the Genie what HE’D wish for. Surprise, surprise, it may be what the Game of Thrones unsullied would wish for. The horror! Enjoy! (WARNING: nether stuff)
This sketch was written by Felipe Torres Medina, directed by Dru Johnston, filmed by Jack Frederick, and stars Mike Smith Rivera, Lida Darmian, and James Coker. It was performed at UCB’s Maude Night 5.13.19 at UCB Theatre Hell’s Kitchen.