The snow is here, and students who are unable to make it to the mountains or are tired and stressed from the post-Thanksgiving workload should check out the Secret Circus alternative comedy act tonight at Old Main Theater.
A comedy show incorporating live standup along with video clips, the Secret Circus travels around the country performing to their target audience: college students.
Created by comedians and old friends at Emerson College, Dave Burdick and Elisha Yaffe, the show takes on a unique and fun comedy angle.
“Our show has these components,” Burdick said. “We do individual standup, then we both get on stage and will do dual standup. We do live sketches, and then more Saturday Night Live-type stuff with video sketches, and then stuff that doesn’t really fit into any of those categories.”
An important element Yaffe and Burdick try to add to their performances is a more sincere connection with the audience.
“We usually do juice and cookies during intermission,” Burdick said. “I guess because kindergarten and grade school were really fun.”
Secret Circus began when Burdick pitched the idea to the CU Program Council, and they agreed to do the show. Originally a variety show created by Burdick in Boulder in September 2005, it now has evolved into a set dual performance by both Burdick and Yaffe.
The Secret Circus frequently performs at CU, and its performance tonight is the third this fall. Students looking to escape the same old Friday night are more than likely to get the bang for their buck at tonight’s show.
The act begins at 8 p.m., and Old Main’s doors open at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets cost $2 and general admission is $3.
Interested students can access more information on the event at http://www.programcouncil.com or learn more about the Secret Circus at http://secretcircuscomedy.com.