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Canyons Improv Group To Present Last Show Of Year

COCThe COC theatre department will host an evening of unscripted laughter and excitement as the college’s student improv troupe, Comedians of the Canyons, presents its final 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. Saturday, May 26, in Pico Canyon Hall, Room 202, located on the college’s Valencia campus.


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“Every show is completely different and unpredictable,” said Allan Trautman, COC 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 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 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 totest the performance skills they’ve learned in the classroom,” said Paul Wickline, chair of the COC theatre department.

All Comedians of the Canyons performances are free and open to the public. However, seating is limited.

For more information about the Comedians of the Canyons performance series please contact Allan Trautman at allan.trautman@canyons.edu or Paul Wickline at (661) 362-3152.