Improv Comedy Group to Perform At Southern Oaks Library
What does it mean when the improvisational comedy team “To Be Announced” performs at the Southern Oaks Library?
“It means,” said young adult librarian John Hilbert, “that they’re crazy and you never know what they are going to do. It also means I’m a little worried.”
There’s really nothing to fear when the teen improv group “To Be Announced” performs their special brand of comic lunacy for all ages at the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, on Monday, April 19, from 7-8pm.
Improv is a style of comedy that has grown in popularity since several members of The Second City improv troupe filled the first ranks of “Saturday Night Live” performers in 1975. It is unscripted comedy, the sketches frequently suggested by members of the audience.
“The TV show ‘Whose Line Is It, Anyway?’ was improv,” Hilbert explained. “The performers really have to be quick witted and light on their feet to make this work and ‘To Be Announced’ is all that. They’re terrific and they put on a funny show that is suitable for all ages.”
Anyone needing more information can call the library at 631-4468. No pre-registration is required. Audiences can just improv their attendance.
So what is Hilbert worried about?
“Nothing,” he admitted. “I was just trying to get your attention. Did it work?”
The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.