Kathy and Mo: Dark Side is a HBO special that follows up Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney's Obie Award-winning Off-Broadway production of "Parallel Lives." "Dark Side" features a series of hilarious sketches performed before a live audience by Kathy and Mo, who play a dizzying variety of characters all attempting to find their way in 1980s America. Topics touched on include feminism, religion, gay rights, contemporary politics, higher education, the left, the right, and practically all points in between. In particular, the last sketch is a masterpiece of timing and invention as both Kathy and Mo zip through embodying several different characters, marking each transition between each character with nothing much more than a simple gesture or turn of the head, making the most out of Kathy and Mo's theatrical chops. This show is a must-see for all theatre students, activists, fans of political comedy, or anyone who wants to understand America at the end of the decade of Reagan.