2012-12-27 / Scene
Laffing Gass promises big laughs
PIX Theatre to host improv troupe Jan. 5 in downtown Lapeer
LAPEER — There’s no telling what the Laffing Gass improv comedy troupe will do next weekend at the PIX Theatre. They don’t even know what they are going to do. But one thing is for certain — there is going to be a lot of laughter.
Laffing Gass, comprised of Craig Martin, LeeAnn Brennan, Bryan Day and Martin Snarksi and host Angela Martin, is an improvisational comedy troupe similar to the popular television show Whose Line is it Anyway? During the show, the four players will go through a series of different games and everything they say and do is always made up on the spot.
However, the comedic talents of the players only amounts to half the winning recipe for the show. The other half, said Martin, is audience participation. Laffing Gass players start each game by asking for audience participation in a variety of ways. For some games, audience members are chosen to go up on stage; in other games, audience members shout out suggestions for characters, locations, actions and more. The players then take those suggestions and try to turn them into something hilarious for everyone.
The improv show is always one of the most popular shows at the PIX Theatre in downtown Lapeer. Martin, who is also the executive director at the PIX, said the theater has come close to selling out before when Laffing Gass does its thing. Anyone who wants to see the show may want to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a good seat.
Laffing Gass will be at the PIX Theatre next Saturday on Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar at the event. Tickets purchased at the door cost $18 for adults or $16 for students and seniors. Tickets purchased in advance cost $14 for adults or $12 for students and seniors.
For more information or tickets, go online to www.pixlapeer.org or call 810- 664-4824.
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