Impressive improv at No Laugh Track show

"Whose Line is it Anyway" doesn't hold a candle to Geneseo's very own improvisational comedy group, No Laugh Track Required - as was proven Friday night in Sturges Auditorium.

The 11-person comedy group was true to its name; it provided the full auditorium with an hour and 15 minutes of laughter. From bathing in baptismal fountains with oils, bath salts and bubbles, to cracking the code to get to the center of the earth, NLTR certainly gave a diverse performance.

In one instance, while playing a game called "Old Job, New Job," the three seniors of the cast acted out what would happen when a ballet instructor became the new boss of two hit men.

According to senior Danny Carroll, who played the ballet instructor, being a ballerina is not too far off from being a murderer. He explained that before you kill men "you gotta have the right moves!"

Carroll scoffed at the idea that the two professions were not related, proclaiming, "Are you trying to tell me that you don't see the obvious connection between dancing and killing a human being?!"

The senior members of the group, however, were not the only stars of the show. Sophomore Becky Hoffman and junior Jen Thorpe, the group's only females, succeeded in filling the auditorium with roars of laughter.

Hoffmann had several memorable moments onstage, including when she proceeded to "give birth" for the audience at least four times and when she transformed herself into a "Doctorzoid," a "Doctor of Love," and the first female doctor in the West.

Meanwhile, Thorpe got laughs when she asserted that she "was probably a toaster-oven in [her] past life" and was condemned back to her toaster state to "toast for eternity." She also managed to depict a humorous rescue of a hamster from PETCO.

According to junior Steve Shon, it was a very successful show: "NLTR was great, as usual - where else can you get pregnant mothers, murderous beans and born-again Catholics, all in one show?"

No Laugh Track Required will be performing at least one more free show during the spring semester.