Adults Friday 27 May | Youth Saturday 28 May
Those funny guys are back - not the ones with one liners and stuff, but the ones who create ridiculous scenes of hilarity... The Comedy Emporium’s Improv League will take to the stage and fight for the crown on Friday 27 (adults) and Saturday 28 (youth) May.
The shows, known for their interactive audiences and falling off your chair laughter - will be hosted at Theatre 8 on Eighth Street in Wonthella.
At improv comedy Showdowns or Emporium Cups as the veterans call it, teams compete in improv games, acting out scenes using all their performing skills - acting, singing, playing and everything in between - to fight for the ‘EMPORIUM CUP', awarded at the end of the night by "judges" who may or may not award points completely arbitrarily. Improvised (or 'improv') comedy is quick-witted, live and very much unscripted. Players are given a scene and some instructions and from there anything can (and usually does) happen. Witness a showdown of performance skillz - yes with a z, imagination and wit.
The Troupes have been training since February, and are accompanied by the ‘old hats’ who improv-ed in 2015. Coordinated by their Ringmistress, Jody Quadrio, the Troupes practice (laughing) once a week as part of the League. It’s like, an after school/work sport - without the fear of injury.. or exhaustion, but with the promise of sore cheek muscles.
Tickets are available online already at www.thecomedyemporium.com for just $12 or on the door for $15. There are student and family prices available for the youth show too! Doors open 6.30pm for an 8pm show (7.30 for youth) start. No BYO, bar available.