Fri, Feb 7; 8pm, Covenant Fine Arts Center
with special guest Until The Ribbon Breaks
Mon, Feb 17; 8pm, Covenant Fine Arts Center
$15 public, $5 w/Calvin ID
Fri, Feb 21; 8pm, Gezon Auditorium
Four-piece improv team Pop Scholars consists of members Andy Allen, Dave Lyzenga, Matt Sterenberg, and Mike Ryskamp, all Calvin Alumni. Pop Scholars specializes in performing long-form improvisational comedy along with the more familiar short-form usually performed by Calvin Improv and River City Improv.
Long-form improv is similar to short-form in that it takes suggestions from the audience; however, the group ends up taking only one suggestion and turns it into a thirty or forty-five minute cohesive story. The stories can be chronological or use flashbacks, but they are always made up on the spot. Pop Scholars also occasionally performs original skits pre-written by one of their own members.
Sat, Feb 22; 8pm, Covenant Fine Arts Center