Improv Troupe Places 2nd in National Competition


Seriously Bent, Suffolk University’s student improv troupe, finished second in the 2008 College Improv Tournament Final Four in Chicago.

In a close match, scored 3-2 by a team of judges, Seriously Bent placed second to The Improv Mafia from Illinois State University.

They had gotten past Northwestern University to reach the finals of the national championship at the Chicago Improv Festival.

Seriously Bent has won the regional College Improv competition for the past four years.

Video clips of this year’s winning East Coast Regional Championship performances are available online.

The Seriously Bent comedians are Mitch Manning, Nicholas Mandella, Nicholas Wilson, Jonathan Curtiss, Kelly Dooley, Trevor Livingston, Corey O’Rourke, Courtney McMahon, Alec Lawless and Christian Roberts.

The troupe is sponsored by the University’s Performing Arts Office.

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