Is laughter the ultimate aphrodisiac? Find out: Join the Zenprov Comedy players this Valentine’s Day for the ultimate love fest of spontaneous funny in a show titled “Suckers for Love.” Starts at 7 PM at The Main Stage on Feb. 14. Price $10 at the door.
“Zenprov Comedy is the best improv troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “People were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”
Similar to the improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, Zenprov Comedy performs fast-paced, spontaneous comedic scenes created in the moment—always based on audience suggestions and hands-on participation. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or rehearsed ahead of time. It’s completely spontaneous and never the same show twice.
“Laughter is the best medicine,” said Derek Dujardin, director of Zenprov Comedy. “It’s been proven to boost the immune system and produce endorphins 100 times more powerful than painkillers. Come get your fix.”
The troupe embraces the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the “group mind” that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a “super mind” where they practically finish each other’s sentences—and often do. Laughter ensues.
The super minds of Zenprov Comedy are Derek Dujardin, Shaeri Richards, Shaunn Cochran, Tom Shoemaker, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.
“Improv is a unique theatrical experience where audience and actors come together to create something magical and extremely alive right there in the moment,” said Shaeri Richards, troupe member. “And it’s funny too.”
Tickets are $10 the day of the show. This one-night-only performance is expected to sell out so please arrive early. Visit www.zenprovcomedy.com to learn more or call 602-481-6188.