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April 11, 2014

Comedians of the Canyons to Host Improv Shows April 25 and May 30

The College of the Canyons 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 college’s advanced improvisational performance theatre class, the Comedians of the Canyons will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, located on the college’s Valencia campus. 

“I’ve been working with most of these students for the better part of a year and I am as excited as can be to get them in front of an audience,” said Matt Gourley, 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.

A second Comedians of the Canyons performance will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the same location. Both performances are free and open to the public. However, seating may be limited.

For more information about the Comedians of the Canyons performance series please contact Matt Gourley at​ or Paul Wickline at (661) 362-3152.