Whose team is it, anyway?

Queen’s Improv makes a scene at their weekly Monday-night practice. Last evening, they

Queen’s Improv makes a scene at their weekly Monday-night practice. Last evening, they performed “Improv Forever” at Alfie’s.
Queen’s Improv makes a scene at their weekly Monday-night practice. Last evening, they performed “Improv Forever” at Alfie’s.
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Who: The Queen’s Improv Team—Paul Atkins, Dave Babin, Laurel Dault, Adam DiSimine, Sam Driscoll, Galen Flynn, Raili Lakanen, Fanny Rabinovitch-Kuzmicki, Emily Richardson, John Sparks and Josh Wilson.
 
Where you can usually find them: Performing at Alfies, jamming in the JDUC, competing for the Shatner trophy at the McGill Improv Summit, partying in Paul’s apartment overlooking Vandervoorts.

Why you should care: The shows are cheap (five dollars—why, that’s less than the cost of five tacos!), hilarious and way better looking than Drew Carrey. But not more than Colin Mochrie. C’mon, we’re only human.
 
What is the best thing about Queen’s Improv?

Paul Atkins.

How has your relationship with Kingston developed recently?

We recently performed at the QUIMSA banquet for Queen’s students and members of the Kingston community.

What has been the highlight of the 2008/2009 year?

It’s a tie between defeating McGill at the McGill Improv Summit and liberating Holland from their uncomfortable wooden shoes.

Why should people watch improv?

They should watch improv because people procrastinate, and procrastination is a disease, and laughter is the best medicine.

If Queen’s Improv was survivor, who would be voted off first and why?

Captain Laurel Dault, so we can end tyranny and return democracy to the people. Also, to bring up the average team height.

If Queen’s Improv was Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, who would be Paris Hilton and who would be the quiet girl who just wanted to make it as a ballet dancer but was forced to sell her soul on reality TV to get noticed even though she was inevitably kicked off and thus spiraled into obscurity and shame?

What, you trying to be funny? Auditions are next September, pal.

The world would be a better place if ____?

You check out every Queen’s Improv shows next year. Seriously. Contestants at this year’s Miss Universe Pageant will be wishing for this above all else.

Write me a limerick about a hockey puck?

You want a poem about a puck?

Well, Journal, today you’re in luck

The rhyme scheme we know

And how many words go

In each line so we won’t run out of space and—

Fuck.

Queen’s Improv, in one word: “queensimprov”. Duh.

—Taylor Burns

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