Zenprov Comedy: Just Laugh It Off!



Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jan 18 7:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Live Zenprov Comedy!
Run Time:90 minutes


Zenprov Comedy kicks off their second decade of improv comedy in Sedona with “Just Laugh It Off!” on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 PM at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona. If you’re a fan making the noise called laughter, you won’t want to miss this one-night-only performance. Tickets are $12 per-sale, or $15 at the door.  Zenprov Comedy will be doing a show once a month throughout 2020.

“We warm up the audience with a big belly laugh at the beginning of each show. It always feels a little forced at first, but it soon becomes genuine,” said Derek Dujardin, director of Zenprov Comedy. “Even though we have a divided country and a constant stream of negative news and views whenever we turn on the TV or social media, it’s good to remember that laughter is one thing that can still bring us together. Laughter is the greater unifier.”

For more than a decade now, Zenprov Comedy has tapped into the rich source material that comes from living in a community steeped in spiritual seeking, UFOs, vortexes, self-help gurus, psychics and radical vegans. While Zenprov Comedy’s may start in the woo-woo culture of Sedona, their otherworldly performances are grounded in the fundamentals of rock-solid improv work, inventive satire, and their constant search for big truths hidden within the great Cosmic Giggle.


“Zenprov is the best comedy troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “People were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”

If you’ve never attended one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the popular improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The troupe performs both fast-paced short-form games as well as Chicago-style, long-from improvisations. Everything is created in the moment, based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is rehearsed or scripted ahead of time. Best of all, it’s never the same show twice. ??

The Zenprov Comedy players embrace the Del Close method of improv acting, which emphasizes the “group mind” that mysteriously develops during a performance. Miraculously, the player’s minds fuse together to create a “super mind” where they practically finish each other’s sentences—and often do. Laughter ensues.

The super minds of Zenprov Comedy are Derek Dujardin, Shaeri Richards, Chris Redish, Tom Shoemaker, Shaunn Cochran, Betty Testa, Linda Roemer and Mary Carder.?

This one-night-only performance is expected to sell out so please purchase tickets early. Tickets are $12 in advance or in person at the box office for $15 the night of the show. Shows are rated PG-13 (Shows may contain a little adult material, themes and language) and run approximately 90 minutes. Visit www.ZenprovComedy.com to learn more.