Blue Door Society? Sounds Sketchy.
If you were to ask a Utah County resident about the ‘must see’ attractions in Provo you’re more than likely to hear about the local improv club Comedy Sportz. Every weekend local improvisers dazzle audiences with an hour and a half of unscripted, unrehearsed and un-vulgar situational and gimmick-based comedy. “Honestly, one of the best dates for any age,” remarked Pleasant Grove resident Dustin Cook when asked about his experience with the local club. “I’ve been dozens of times and have never been disappointed. My smile muscles always ache when the show is over.” Although improv is the main attraction, Comedy Sportz hosts a variety of different comedic styles including, but not limited to: stand-up, Shakespeare and musical.
Our little ragtag group of Utah County improvisers met at Comedy Sportz and with a combined desire to explore new avenues of laugh science we eventually formed The Blue Door Society. Even though improv is the matchmaker that brought everyone together, the Blue Door Society focuses on sketch based comedy similar to NBC ‘s Saturday Night Live and BYU’s Studio C. Sketch based shows that are performed on a stage have been sparse because it takes so much more work than improv where one gets up on the stage and does everything on the fly. There are many scripts that need to be written and quickly memorized, technical limitations that need to be worked around, but bringing a little laughter into people’s lives would be well worth it.
We’re still getting used to our sealegs in the different realms of comedy so there’s been a lot of trial and error. The ultimate goal is to perform live, but we’re still working out some wrinkles. We want our audience to have a very to see a well-polished masterpiece to ensure their experience is paramount. In the meantime we will be releasing some video content on social media to fill the canteen of our beautiful followers, family and friends. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to stay caught up with our upcoming events, cast bios, conspiracy theories, predictions for “most likely to become a cat lady” awards and much more!
Part of The Cast and Logo of Blue Door Society.