If laughter is said to be the best medicine, the improv show put on by Comedians of the Canyons, a College of the Canyons student improv troupe, is bound to leave audience members feeling revitalized.
Comprised entirely of students enrolled in the college’s advanced improvisational performance theatre class, the show will be held Saturday, May 13, in the newly renovated Studio Theatre (STCN 130), located at the Valencia campus.
“Every show is completely different and unpredictable,” said Kevin Brief, a theatre instructor at the college and the show’s host. “Our first performance was packed with a very enthusiastic crowd, and we expect this second show of the semester to be just as unique. If the thought of Godzilla as a legal secretary or a baby as an astronaut sounds like fun, you’ll be in the right place.”
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 are students who have gone beyond the basics of improv and are now ready for their hour in front of an audience,” said Brief.
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 Christopher Boltz, chair of the college’s theatre department.
All Comedians of the Canyons performances are free and open to the public.
Seating is limited.
The Comedians of the Canyons improv show is scheduled 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13.