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ComedySportz provides improv experience, laughs

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Students from all grades were able to show off their their improvisation skills on stage when they presented ComedySportz on April 19-21.

ComedySportz, which the school last put on in 2016, is a completely improvised show.

“It’s completely different because it’s a completely improvised show meaning there’s no script what so ever. In some aspect, it’s easier because you don’t have to memorize anything, but coming up with things on the spot is very difficult,” senior Rachel Fisher said.

The cast members are split between the red team and the blue team.

“I really enjoyed being blue team captain because I got to tell the story of the competition and work with Rita,” Pascual said.

Because there aren’t lines to memorize, the team practices win a different way by preparing for potential scenarios.

“We practice ComedySportz by playing the games over and over to get the hang of the concept of what should and shouldn’t happen in a scene,” senior Rita Moujoukian said.

The team’s compete head-to-head onstage in various improv games.

“My favorite ComedySportz game is definitely Interrogation. I love seeing everyone act like a character when the interrogate the victim and how the victim is always getting closer and closer to the right answer,” Moujoukian said.

“My favorite ComedySportz game is New Choice. I like New Choice because you’re constantly being asked to change a scene in a new direction,” Fisher said.

Toe end the competition, all of the team members compete for the final points in a improv dance-off.

“My favorite game was Dance Party USA because it was a fun way to end the show with a freeze dance style game,” Pascual said.

Cast members enjoy that ComedySportz is different from the school’s other theater productions.

“It’s great because you don’t have to be a theater free to enjoy it. Anyone can play improv games to work on their humor and listening skills,” senior Emmy Pascual said.

Overall, students enjoy the improvisational experience.

“My favorite part of ComedySportz was honestly laughing and then never stopping. I could not keep a straight face on stage when my friends were performing,” Fisher said.

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