College grooming next generation of stand ups, quick thinkers
In November, students from the College of the Canyons
Theatre Department’s Advanced Improvisational Performance class, otherwise
known as Comedians of the Canyons, will present their second Improv show of the
Promising to be a fun-filled hour of hilarious, unscripted scenes and sketches,
the Comedians of the Canyons Improv show will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday November 8, on the Valencia
campus in Pico Hall room 202.
Though the ages of the performers will span a rather wide range, the group is
comprised entirely of College of the Canyons students.
“These are students who have gone beyond the basics of Improv and are ready for
their hour before an audience,” said course instructor Allan Trautman, who will
also serve as the evening’s host. “Each scene is made up on the spot from
audience suggestions. There is no script and no safety net, so it’s both
exhilarating and hilarious to watch.”
In just its second semester of existence, the Comedians of the Canyons have
already performed for standing-room-only audiences.
“I suggest you get there early to get a good seat,” said Trautman. “The ‘splash
zone’ in the front row is especially fun.”
For more information about the Comedians of the Canyons Improv show please
contact Paul Wickline at (661) 362-3152.