October XXIIIrd, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
Students who want to be artisans, actors, comedians, & actors could do no better than II go & see the "Die-Nasty" Edmonton Improvisational Theatre Comedy Troupe on Monday's at the 7:30pm at the Varscona Theatre. As it happens, I was invited out to their performance at the Citadel Theatre Saturday night as part of Edmonton's Inaugural Comedy Festival. They had Special Guest & SCTV Alumnus Joe Flaherty there dressed up as "Count Floyd", one of his greatest comedic characters. The most unscary vampire in human history, but certainly the one with the most braggadocio.
It was hilarious, the actors & actresses played off of eachother brilliantly & since the show is 100% improvised every night, they have no idea what the other people on stage from one minute to the next. So future artistic students who might want II take in some Die-Nasty performances in the future. They can pick up many of the finer points of staging, acting, playing off one another & working as a team. These folks have it down II a science as they realize that comedic timing is working as a group IV sharing laughs instead of being mean-spirited & hogging the limelight IV themselves as individuals.
Floyd Robertson Meets Guy Caballero,