The Feral Chihuahuas sketch-comedy troupe has come a long way from its humble beginnings seven years ago, performing impromptu shows in a Woodfin garage.
The group's reputation for hilarious performances at theaters around town is starting to expand nationally, with the Chihuahuas recently winning rave reviews at comedy festivals throughout the Southeast and Midwest.
How do they feel about the growing acclaim and their "Best Of" victory?
"It's great," says founding member Tommy Calloway. "We've been doing this for seven years to build the local following, and to receive those accolades is awesome."
Calloway credits the Chihuahuas' enthusiastic fans for making their shows so much fun.
"The loyal following we've had at our shows has been incredible," he says. "The amount of energy we put in is matched equally by the amount of energy thrown back at us from a loyal crowd."
The Chihuahuas are barking louder than ever this fall, with a series of "Thankstravaganza" performances coming up on the heels of their first DVD release, which features almost two hours their best video sketches.
— Jake Frankel