The College of the Canyons improve performance troupe — Comedians of the Canyons — will stage a final performance of the semester at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
Comprised entirely of student performers from the college’s advanced improvisational performance theatre class, Comedians of the Canyons shows are completely improvised from audience suggestions, meaning no two shows are ever the same!
The best part is that all shows are free and open to the public.
“Every show is completely unpredictable,” said Allan Trautman, COC instructor and host of the show. “These performances tend to be packed with a very enthusiastic crowd. The previous performance was practically standing room only, so come early to get a seat.”
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.
There is no script and no safety net, which makes each performance both exhilarating and hilarious to watch.
“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.