Senior Louis McQuaide said," I started my sophomore year. I started on good terms because I had Mr. Jones during my freshman year. He approached me and invited me to the try-outs. It has given me more confidence in my individuality."
Sophomore Madison Riffe beamed when she said, "I started improv my freshman year. I had done some theater stuff in middle school, but the idea of improvisational comedy sounded intriguing. I like to make people laugh.
"It's nice to come in once a week and share the experience with others who have the same interest in comedy," she added. "It has given me more confidence, and it has taught me to go with my gut."
This year, several new members joined the group. Try-outs were held in September.
"This is my first year doing it," said sophomore Kaden Richmond. "I did it because Madison [Riffe] was in it, and I thought I could do a good job. It makes me feel better in front of audiences."
Sophomore Virginia McGhee isn't new to the group, but she has a new role: Jones' co-host (also known as the "filthy assistant").
"I joined improv my freshman year," she said. "I had Mr. Jones as a teacher. I thought I could just do backstage stuff. I didn't really try out. I just came to meet new people. Since then, I've become a lot more open."
Freshman, Molly Plante, one of the new members, is looking forward to Friday's show, which is the group's first public performance of the year."I'm really optimistic for the show," she said. "I think it's going to be really good."