Theater students to battle for laughs

Laurianna Cull

Southern Improv and their fellow theater students will come together and compete for laughs at an improv comedy competition tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Alpha Psi Omega will present an Improv Battle in the Black Box Theater at the Center for Art and Theater. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go to the honors society’s future productions.

Alpha Psi Omega is a theatre national honors society and the Improv Battle is its fundraiser this year.

”This event is going to be an improv battle. Think ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ or ‘Wildin’ out,’” Aubrie Fils, event coordinator, sophomore theater major said. “Personally, I’m looking forward to see what these performers come up with on the spot. I have watched both teams perform and they never fail to make me laugh. Both teams are made up of creative and hilarious individuals.”

Southern Improv hope to be as entertaining as possible during the stressful end of the semester.

“I think everyone should come out tonight and take a break from their busy lives. The end of the semester is always stressful and this will be a good way to de-stress yourself. It will be a very entertaining night,” senior Alpha Psi Omega officer, Karen Aguirre, said.

The Southern Improv group started earlier this year, and over this academic year the participants have become close and learned to trust each other with their scene choices, however outlandish they may be.

Tajh Oates, freshman theater major, said, “There was one time where I decided we were going to do a keg stand and I just picked up Greg [another participant] by his legs and he went right with it. People should definitely come out and see it because what’s funnier than comedy that is made up on the spot?”