BYU-I students laugh in the Hinckley Building

Improv Comedy about a commercial for dentures Photo credit: Zachary Bagley

On Saturday in the Gordon B. Hinckley Building, three comedy groups from BYU-Idaho organized a comedy show. The comedy groups included Humor code, Unscripted and Comic Strip.

The groups performed a variety of acts, which included stand-up comedy, skits and improv.

A guessing game where one comedian had to guess what the other comedians were trying to tell him through hand signals.
A guessing game Photo credit: Zachary Bagley

Nicholas Anderson, a sophomore studying communication, is part of the Humor Code comedy group. He explained that it is each comedian’s passion for comedy that makes comedy shows work. The heart and soul of each comedian give them great comedic timing, but most importantly, it gives them the spirit.

Anderson’s best friend got him into the Humor Code group. He went through the improv workshop for a year learning enough to audition and make it into the group.

“If you’re lacking social skills, or you want to find something that’s a little bigger than yourself, or if you just want a group of friends to be with, all of these groups can give you that,” Anderson said.

Anderson said that the groups can bless those who participate socially and spiritually.

Improv Comedy about a commercial for dentures closing up bags
Improv Comedy about a commercial for dentures Photo credit: Zachary Bagley

For those interested in attending the next show, it will be on March 3 in Hinkley 286 from 7-9 p.m. To learn more about comedic activities, see I-Belong.