Last night was the best night of live improv comedy that I’ve seen at OSU in, well, ever. Derek and the rest of the Monkeys rocked out for a full house, and hilarity ensued. Great skits, witty biting satire (even if they did take a few cheap shots, IMO), and far fewer awkward moments during the improv bits. Believe me, the last part is important if you’re a person like myself who feels painfully awkward seeing people being painfully awkward. I do have one problem with improv comedy in front of a college audience, and I will demonstrate it in a sample dialogue I like to call “College Improv: A Play in One Act with an Overwrought Obvious Moral and Little to No Character Development”.
Improv Troupe Member: Can someone in the audience give us a scene to act out?
College Student: Penis! Boobs!
While the above scene never exactly occurred, regretfully it is not an exaggeration.
It was also cool to see Brett there, even if it was just for a few minutes. The show went longer than I thought, and I had to jet right afterward to give someone a ride home, so I didn’t really get to stay around and “kick it” afterward.