This Thursday is the Fourth of July, aka July 4th, aka Independence Day, aka the 237th anniversary of America being America*! We know you’ll be celebrating your country’s special day by scarfing down hot dogs and blowing things up, but we thought we’d take a minute to reflect on another storied and revered institution, beloved and honored by all: Automatic Improv.
After all, Automatic Improv is a lot like America, in a way. In several ways, in fact.
Ways Automatic Improv is like America:
- We’re pretty sure we’re better than everybody else, and we’re right.
- We strive to be difficult to get into. Legislation has occasionally been proposed to build a wall around the Automatic Improv cast, in fact.
- We love to make fun of our neighbors to the north, the Canadians.
- We have a love–hate relationship with celebrity culture.
- Several of us love Doctor Who, but we only got into it with the reboot.
- Sometimes we have little wars with each other, but we’re polite people, so it’s always very civil.
- We don’t like it when people use guns incorrectly.
- We love traditions, like having shows every single Friday night at 10:30 at Fabrefaction Theatre.
- …but we break them from time to time, like how we aren’t having our regular show on Friday, July 12th, due to a previously scheduled event at the theatre (we’re sorry!). (ED. NOTE: Our show is back ON for Friday the 12th! See you at 10:30 p.m. at Fabrefaction!)
- We can be a little delusional, but you can’t help but love us anyway!
Happy Independence Day, world!
*Not necessarily historically accurate.