Updated: Mar 10, 2019
- By Teressa Berton, Social Media Coordinator -
Meredith College has a new neighbor in local comedy club, Comedy Worx. The club recently celebrated their grand re-opening at their new location in the Royal, directly across the street from MC. “The Royal was a nice fit for us,” stated Comedy Worx’s general manager Ashley Myers during an interview. “It was a great opportunity for us to grow and develop.”
But Comedy Worx’s move to Hillsborough Street is also an opportunity for Angels to take advantage of the many opportunities Comedy Worx has to offer. With affordable shows (and a student discount for those of us who are ballin’ on a budget), Comedy Worx offers a unique form of entertainment. “Improv is interesting,” said marketing manager Maddie Cantrell. “You can see a different show every time, all for the same price as a movie ticket, for a once in a lifetime show.”
There are several different shows each weekend, including a family friendly show at Fridays and Sundays at 8 p.m., which features inclusive and quick-witted humor in the format of a battle between two improv teams playing short form comedy games. The show relies on the audience’s suggestions to get things rolling, so be prepared to get involved. For a more mature show, the 10 p.m. “after-hours” show features more freeform and irreverent comedy which is sure to get you laughing. In addition to these shows, there is also a free show, where you can get together a team of friends and try your hand at improv.
If you are more serious about trying out improv, Comedy Worx also offers improv classes. Staff noted that they developed their strengths through these classes. Getting involved with the improv community can build up your skills as you learn to be bold, confident, supportive, and genuine — not to mention a dazzling conversationalist. Show manager Cary LaMay commented, “Improv really enriches your life and allows you to make better connections. It’s a really amazing thing to see.”
To see it for yourself, visit https://comedyworx.com/ to learn more about classes, view the schedule of shows, and purchase tickets.