Campus Profile: Joyous Chaos
The improv group Joyous Chaos performed their first show of the semester Feb. 25 in Ladue Auditorium. The group consists of many comedic geniuses such as Andy Anderson, Mikhaela Romoser, Nate Bjorge, Will Florian, Rachel Walton, Andrew Perkett, Rachel Rousseau, Eddie Allison, Roman Butler, and Caleb Hammon. Each member is greatly skilled at improv and they seamlessly blend their own style of comedy with the inside jokes of Greenville College that we’ve all grown to love or hate.
There were 11 different games that Joyous Chaos played throughout the night. President Filby made an appearance in one which instantly made the show worth going to. All of the games were hilarious in their own way, but there were a few that stood out. Two Header Expert, Fast Forward Rewind, and Scenes from a Hat were the highlights of the evening.
Two Headed Expert was a highlight of the evening because both pairs were exceptionally great. Perkett and Bjorge were one of the pairs and they each had to take turns speaking one word at a time. Their attempted effort to form coherent and logical sentences was absolutely hysterical. Romoser and Butler, the second pair, tried to speak at the same time while saying the same thing. Impressive is the best way to describe Romoser and Butler’s routine. They may have had to stretch out their words to get each other on the same page, but they still did very well. Of course they were quite entertaining as well, but all I could focus on was how in synch they were.
Fast Forward Rewind had Florian, Butler, and Romoser acting as if they were working on a new Power Ranger movie, while Bjorge acted as a remote control telling the other three how to move. I think this one is pretty self-explanatory as to why it was great. Bjorge was definitely using his powers as remote control liberally, making the other three fast forward and rewind nonstop.
Scenes from a hat was the final highlight of the night. This has to be my favorite type of improv game of all time. The amount of quick fire jokes that come from this game make it so entertaining. This is a game for all of the Joyous Chaos members and what they have to do is respond to random topics given by the host. They head off stage and whenever they have something funny to say they come back on and let the audience have it. Some of the topics included giving a third option for Groundhog Day, majors GC should have, things we’ll find when the snow melts, and if girls cat called guys.
If you think these topics don’t sound that funny worry not, it’s a lot better live. If you want to see what all the hilarity is about, keep watch for the next Joyous Chaos that is bound to happen.