The politically themed show, titled “Fall’s Prophets,” was intended to poke fun at the recent elections using several different styles of comedy, including improvisation, standup and sketches.
Toward the end of the production, the members of False Profits introduced their own original concept, known as “Clownprov,” into the last long-form piece.
This idea challenged the players to intervene in a scenario by using props on improvisers who were currently engaged in a scene and not paying attention. The stage got messy as props such as whipped cream, silly string, water and confetti were flung about the room.
“We want to show our audiences something new every time,” said senior director and co-founder Kenan Bateman.
Although the turnout for Saturday’s performance fell short of the sold-out show that the False Profits hosted in October, junior and president Eric Clayton said the smaller audience allowed for a more intimate experience.
The group is always looking for new ways to improve their shows and reach audiences on new levels. Both Clayton and Bateman said one of changes that False Profits is debating for next semester is to only have one big show with several smaller experimental shows added throughout the spring.
“We would like to try things we’ve never tried before to see if they are more advantageous for us artistically,” said senior and director of instruction Marcie Maier.