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"Lance," "Matthew" and "Jake"

What would happen if Lance Armstrong, Jake Gyllanhaal and Matthew McConaughey shacked up (almost platonically) for a summer at Armstrong's Malibu pad? We checked out Three Companeros, a stage parody of the sitcom Three's Company, to find out out. Unbeknownst to his rommies, Armstrong is deciding which actor will play him in his biopic, and the tension continues to mount as the wacky landlord hosts a female visitor that all the companeros are hot for.

Actor Taran Killam nails the part of McConaughey, and the sexual energy sparks when he and "Lance" mock "Jake" by acting out Brokeback Mountain scenes. Very convincingly.

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The performance is short and sweet (30 min.), but was unexpectedly prefaced with unfunny skits that actually lasted longer than the show.

Three Companeros
, written/directed by Amy Rhodes. May 3 and May 17, 8:00pm, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (Hollywood). Admission $5. Reservations at www.ucbtheatre.com
Photo by Amy Rhodes