Posting Date: November 11, 2011
The Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid! presents “Yule-Tyde Brigade”
The two nights of Christmas comedy will feature special guest performer
By Stephen Chamblee
The Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid! (K.I.S.S.) will be presenting two nights of Christmas comedy in "Yule-Tyde Brigade," Dec. 2-3 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. In addition to the regular K.I.S.S. ensemble, these special performances will feature guest artist Amber Nash, a member of the improv ensemble at Dad's Garage Theater and voice actress from the FX TV show "Archer."
While the shows are Christmas themed, the comedy is all unscripted and spontaneous. K.I.S.S. director Jamie Bullins says many of the scenarios are generated by audience requests and feedback, making each show is unique. "Because it's all improv, it's a totally different show both nights,” Bullins explains. “This is a great opportunity to come see our students perform and to see professional performers come and interact with them."
Now in its sixth year, K.I.S.S. is growing its off-campus presence. Recently, the group performed in a number of local events in the Atlanta and Marietta area. In 2010, they were invited to the Chicago Improv Society's College Improv Tournament, in which they made it to the final round. They were also invited to participate in a workshop presented by the New York-based ensemble Upright Citizen's Brigade. Bullins says it was an honor for K.I.S.S. to be noticed by these prestigious groups and hopes for more opportunities in the future as the group continues to grow and mature.
KSU theater student and K.I.S.S. member Molly Gilmartin believes audiences are in for a relaxing and hilarious evening at the Yule-Tyde Brigade shows. She says, "The K.I.S.S. shows are always so much fun and I am happy to be a part of it this year. It will be a night of pure fun and silliness. I think after a hard semester that’s what everyone needs."