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No. COC-NR.03.20.12-Comedians
March 20, 2012
Comedians of Canyons to Host Evening of Improv March 24
Poster2012MarchsmallThe Theatre Department will host an evening of unscripted laughter and excitement as the college’s student improv troupe, Comedians of the Canyons, presents its first show of the spring semester.
Comprised entirely of student performers enrolled in the advanced improvisational performance theatre class, Comedians of the Canyons will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, located on the Valencia campus.
“Every show is completely different and unpredictable,” said Allan Trautman, instructor and host of the show. “These performances tend to be packed with a very enthusiastic crowd, and we expect the first show of the semester to be a unique treat.”
The Comedians of the Canyons series has grown in popularity and enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, with students routinely performing to packed houses of comedy and improv enthusiasts.
“These are students who have gone beyond the basics of improv and are now ready for their hour in front of an audience,” said Trautman.
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.
“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 TheatreDepartment.
All Comedians of the Canyons performances are free and open to the public. However, seating may be limited.
The second installment in the Comedians of the Canyons series will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202.
For more information, contact Trautman at or Wickline at (661) 362-3152.