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Release No.04.15.13-Comedians​
April 15, 2013

Comedians of the Canyons to Host Evening of Improv April 20

The theatre department will host an evening of unscripted laughter and excitement as the college’s student improv troupe, Comedians of the Canyons, presents its second show of the spring semester.

Comprised entirely of student performers enrolled in the college’s advanced improvisational performance theatre class, the Comedians of the Canyons will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, located on the college’s Valencia campus.

“These are students who have gone beyond the basics of improv and are now ready for their hour in front of an audience,” said Allan Trautman, COC instructor and host of the show. “During each performance, scenes are made up on the spot using audience suggestions.

“There is no script and no safety net, which makes each performance both exhilarating and hilarious to watch.”

The Comedians of the Canyons series has grown in popularity and enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, with students routinely performing to a packed house of comedy and improv enthusiasts.

“These improvisational performances are terrific opportunities for our students to test the performance skills they’ve learned in the classroom,” said Paul Wickline, chair of the COC theatre department.

All Comedians of the Canyons performances are free and open to the public. However, seating may be limited.​