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Worth it or not: Lakeland’s improv show

Daevon Reynolds, Copy Editor

If you chose not to attend Lakeland’s improv show on Nov. 1 through Nov. 5, you missed out.

I went to three of the five offered shows and had a blast.

The comedy was off the fly, adaptive and the “players,” as improv members call themselves, were not afraid to tackle certain topics despite the possibility of a bag being placed over their head for dirty or inappropriate jokes.

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the “players” kicked off with a bang, having gut-busting jokes.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 was less eventful and funny, though. The “players” all seemed to want to do a new routine, but apparently had to use the same “games.” With the loss of a couple of “players” as well as a smaller audience, the group didn’t seem as into performing.

On the third day, Thursday, Nov. 3, the group revitalized with a new audience, which had better and more humorous audience participation. The jokes came back with a fire and “players” had to put a bag over their head more times than in previous performances.

I must admit that I had an antagonistic mindset going into the show, but this soon changed when the group made me laugh joke after joke and even made me think sometimes.

The highlight “players” for me were senior writing major Mayce Bacon, who was funny for her ability to adapt quickly to the topics, and freshman business administration major Alex Kleiber, a strong “player” with ludacris voices and corny humor.

Other highlight “players” included freshman psychology major Breonna Gipson, a star for her sarcastic take on jokes, and sophomore communication major Zack Mock, a funny character known best for his facial expressions.

If you missed out on the show, don’t worry. The show will be open to the public Nov. 10-Nov. 13. Contrary to prior plans, the public shows will be worth a convo credit for students.

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