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Cedar City improv group celebrates 8th anniversary

Published January 10, 2012 8:32 am

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The Cedar City improv comedy group, OTC Comedy, was established in January of 2004 and is celebrating its 8th anniversary this weekend with its annual OTC Comedy Birthday Show on Friday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m.

The troupe was created by five SUU students who performed weekly at the Grind Coffeehouse, and this past year marked the opening of their education center, the OTC Comedy Improv Training Center.

Originally planned because the students wished to perform more improv than was being permitted on campus, none of the founders said in a press release they foresaw the group eventually becoming a full-scale theater organization.

For its birthday shows, the group invites every past performer to return for one night in the event. In past years, as many 30 people have been onstage.

This will be the first year the show is held at the troupe's training center, at 913 S. Main St. (next to IFA and Big Lots).

Admission is $5.