| Angie Counios

Brave-o! Brave-o!

My friend Mike invited me to see Hitchhikers Improv at the Artesian on 13th avenue last night.

I've always admired improvisational comedy. I live in a world of editing. Stories have an outline (and a pretty solid one). I can think about what I'm going to say and then I edit. Dave edits. Nathan edits. Heather edits. We edit some more. Did I mention editing? Yeah...so...yeah. And then finally the story comes out for the world to see.

These guys, The Hitchhikers, are B-R-A-V-E because there is no opportunity to edit when they are on stage building stories. You know how long they have to get to the punchline or build the story? Minutes! No! Seconds! And they do it. They create these fun, funny, wild moments in seconds.

It's a branch of the medium of storytelling but there's no padding between the audience and them. It's all out there for the world to see and react to as soon as it happens.

So brave.
For the record I laughed my ass off.
They are hilarious.

Go see them at Brewed Awakening on Dewdney Avenue on October 28th at 9:00 pm. It's a 19+ show.

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