Blue Door So­ci­ety? Sounds Sketchy.

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Brady E. Amund­son

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!

Randi Kauf­man & Brady Amund­son

Part of The Cast and Logo of Blue Door So­ci­ety.

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