Chapel Hill Players (CHiPs) has been nominated for the “Best In College Improv” award by Improvisation News New York, INNY — but they aren’t letting it get to their heads.
CHiPs, UNC-Chapel Hill’s largest comedy group, was established in 1995 by Zach Ward, founder of DSI Comedy theatre in Carrboro.
They are presenting their latest collection of on-the-spot comedy in a showcase Friday night at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
Chosen by INNY’s registered users, the nominees for “Best in College Improv” include UCSB’s Improvability, Yale’s Purple Crayon, Duke’s DUI, and NYU’s Dangerbox, among others.
“Our profile is fairly high by virtue of our alumni having represented us so well,” said director Danny Nowell. “So it has as to do as much about that as it does with our current work.”