What You Don’t Know About the Huntsville Comedy Scene
Huntsville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau on #iHeartHsv.com on February 14, 2015:
It’s Not All Stand-Up – Looking for something a little different? Not only does Huntsville host a community of comics, there have been regular improv comedy shows here for 13 years. Comic Science Improv hosts monthly shows, appropriate for all audiences, in a format similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” where audience members gives suggestions that the players act out, and you can sometimes catch other improv shows as well.
Comic Science Improv Takes Audience’s Cues
Gregg Parker, Staff Writer, for The Madison County Record on December 31, 2014:
MADISON – No rehearsal, no direction works on cue for a local improvisation group, Comic Science Improv.
Founded in 2012, the group “offers unique comedy entertainment that everyone can enjoy (while having) lots of fun ourselves,” director David Hitt said. Suggestions from the audience guide their shows.
Comic Troupe Shows Life Means Improvising
Katie Davis Skelley, Staff Writer, for The Redstone Rocket on November 13, 2013:
Engineers and scientists are not exactly known for their madcap sense of humor, but a group of Team Redstone employees is defying the cliche as part of Comic Science, a local improv comedy group.
“We came out of another improv group that had been around for about 10 years,” said Comic Science director David Hitt, who works in strategic communications for NASA’s Space Launch System. “(After the group disbanded) we decided that we wanted to try something new and started Comic Science.”
A Chance To Lauch Out Loud
Evan Carden, Editor, for Madison Life magazine in August 2013:
Imagine, if you will, the far-flung future. Stop for a moment and think about what your vision of the future looks like. Maybe it’s the invention of the flying car or faster-than-light travel. Maybe it’s a robot uprising or the return of the dinosaurs. Maybe it’s the day Alabama loses a football game. Now imagine that future — your vision — being brought to life in front of your eyes; performed as if by re-enactors not of the past but of events not yet arrived. And imagine it being hilarious.
You’ve just imagined a small glimpse of the experience of being at a Comic Science Improv show.”
You Can’t Argue…It’s Science
By Tina Leach, “Gal About Town,” for Valley Planet on March 28, 2013.
When I hear a name like Comic Science, I think of some sort of mad scientist laboratory (obviously perched upon a hill above a roaring ocean) full of beakers, rubber chickens, and those things that go bzzzzt bzzzzt.
As dramatic as it sounds (and also a bit horrifying at my misconceptions about what scientists actually do), it’s completely wrong. There is no scientific equipment. Also missing: seltzer bottles, rainbow suspenders, and cream pies, which anyone knows are the foundation on which comedy is made (although I may have learned all my comedy from old vaudeville shows.) It’s all improv, which is short for improvised or improvising, or maybe it’s its own word now and can be verbed, adjectived, or prepositional phrased as will.
What’s so funny? A closer look at 4 Huntsville comics before Comedy Mayhem show
By Matt Wake for al.com on March 19, 2013.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — One is a bookkeeper – “which means I sit in a tiny room and write checks and slowly lose my mind” – for an appliance parts company. Another is a tour guide. One works in retail at an interior décor store, while another is marketing coordinator for a hospital’s physical therapy department.
They do all that stuff to pay the bills. But off the clock, these four people are helping build Huntsville’s local comedy scene. Two are stand-up comics. Two are Comic Science Improv players.
Captivated by Comic Science Improv
By Ashley Baker for The (UAHuntsville) Charger Times on March 4, 2013.
Comic Science Improv is a north Alabama-based comedy troupe born out of Huntsville. The troupe performs every first Friday of the month with a random Saturday show thrown in. Hilarity ensues at every show. We met up with director David Hitt for a quick Q&A about his talented group of people.
Comic Science Improv, Interview
By Carol Marks on CarolAnnMarks.com on January 17, 2013.
I’ve been a long time follower of the Face2Face Improv troupe that recently decided to disband after a great 10-year run. However, some of the members of the F2F Improv didn’t want to leave so they got together and formed a new comedy troupe and lucky for me, the director of the new troupe Comic Science Improv, David Hitt, graciously granted me an interview.
Comic Science Improv Noon Interview
On WHNT on January 5, 2013.
Comic Science Improv is a north-Alabama-based troupe of actors who perform hilarious sketches based on suggestions given by the audience.
Comic Science Improv is an off-the-cuff addition to Huntsville’s comedy scene
By Matt Wake on al.com on October 30, 2012.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — “We ended up killing Mary Poppins. We brought back the dinosaurs. We did an opera musical number about peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.”
Comic Science Improv director David Hitt is talking about ideas audience members gave the Huntsville comedy troupe for scenes during a “soft opening” show for friends and family in early October.