Smile, nod and fall off your chair laughing

Allison Montroy Not a single person is still. All around there is hopping, jumping, clapping and chanting. Kanye West’s “Ni**az in Paris” fills the small, curtained room with energy. Three groups form, laughing, shaking and shuffling their feet against…

Visitors and local comics alike bring laughs to SLO

It’s hard to turn on a sitcom or prime-time sketch show and not see someone who got their start with the improvisational comedy team The Second City. Tina Fey, Chris Farley and Stephen Colbert are just several of the hundreds of stars…

Take It SLO hosts “Improvapella,” for Relay for Life fundraiser

Cal Poly’s a cappella group, Take It SLO, is hosting a special collaborative event titled “Improvapella,” with Smile and Nod improv-comedy and special guest a cappella group, Fermata Nowhere.

Improv comedy groups to bring laughs to Chumash

The Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters will perform off-the-cuff and sketch comedy in the first improv series on campus the next two Friday nights. Cal Poly’s own Improv group, Smile and Nod, will open for UCB January 29.

Video: Smile and Nod improv comedy show

Cal Poly’s improv comedy group — Smile and Nod — performed to a combined crowd of more than 200 at their two performances Wednesday night, April 22. Get a behind the scenes look at their show.