Bucks Students Test the ‘Laws of Improvability’

Biannual showcase of students’ comedic talent is on display May 10 & 11 at the Newtown campus.

More than two dozen Bucks County Community College students will challenge comedic theories Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, in “The Laws of Improvability”  at the Newtown campus.

The completely improvised comedy show will be performed by members of Bill McLaughlin’s Improvisational Performance I and II classes, followed by Variety Pack, a collection of written comedy sketches and videos created by the BCCC Improv Club.

McLaughlin was a guest instructor at The Nursery Theatre, London, in December and arranged a UK-USA talent exchange for local comedy improvisers. Bucks alumni Andrew Stanton, Kait Thompson and Rob Gentile will be performing at London's Slapdash Comedy Festival in June and will be conducting a raffle and t-shirt sale at the door as part of a fundraiser for their travel expenses both evenings.

“The Laws of Improvability” gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, in the Gateway Auditorium of the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., where there is ample free parking. Admission is $7, or $5 for students with ID.

The comedy shows are part of Arts at Bucks celebrations, running through May 14. For a complete list of events, visit the Arts at Bucks web page or call 215-968-8425.

Potential students have a chance to get in on the action when McLaughlin teaches two levels of improvisational performance in the fall semester, with classes meeting every Thursday for 15 weeks starting August 29. To learn more, contact the Department of the Arts at 215-968-8425 or visit the department's web page.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations