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Entertainment Spotlight: The College of the Canyons Comedy Improv Team

| Entertainment | June 14, 2018

The community college experience is something most of us dream about. That 100 percent acceptance rate, wealth of resources, and on-campus Subway restaurant is enough to drive anyone wild. But, for those dreamers who want that little something extra, getting involved with the College of the Canyons Comedy Improv Team is the way to go.

What began as a few members meeting outside of a college cafeteria eventually became a chartered 13-member ensemble with weekly practices. The team performs regularly at open mics and comedy shows around Santa Clarita, in addition to shows performed at the college.

The COC Improv Team was first chartered in the Fall of 2016. Since then, the group has performed two shows at the college, both with packed audiences and comedy made up on the spot.

“At our first show, there were a little over 50 people in the audience and we had to squeeze people in,” the team’s captain said. “At our show in May, that number doubled.”

The team is completely student-run, and auditions are held every semester for aspiring incoming members.

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“We try to keep things interesting. We just had ‘McFormal,’ our end-of-the-year celebration in which we showed up to McDonald’s with candles, tablecloths and formal attire,” the team’s captain said.

For those who simply want to be apart of the laughs, interested individuals can practice twice a month with the team as a member of the club, which does not require an audition. Club members can build improv skills by practicing with the seasoned team members.

To find out more information about future shows and events, visit the team’s Facebook page, follow @COCImprov on Instagram, or email comedyimprovcoc@gmail.com.

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