Compiled by Elizabeth Lee and Kehau Jai ‘16, Staff Writers
Q: How long have you been around?
A: There is no past and future, only the eternal present in which Without A Box exists.
Q: How many members do you have?
Q: How can people become a part of your group, and what made you join?
A: We hold auditions at the beginning of every fall semester. Many of us did improv in high school and some of us just thought it would be fun.
Q: When/how often and where do you perform/publish?
A: We perform about once a month in different venues around the 5Cs.
Q: What makes your group so especially funny and unique? What comedy niche do you fill at CUC?
A: We’re the only improv troupe that frequently and regularly performs at all the Claremont Colleges.
Q: What is one word you could use to describe your group?
Q: What kind of humor do you find provokes the most successful response from college students? What does this say about us, or why do you think that is?
A: According to focus groups, the following is the most successful joke for college audiences: “Knock knock who’s there? Dwayne. Dwayne who? Dwayne the tub I’m dwounding!”
Q: What is off limits?
A: We know what kind of jokes we are comfortable making as a group. In general: don’t punch down.
Q: What is the greatest struggle that comedians, in general, often face?
A: Walking upright.
Q: Is laughter truly the “best medicine”, or is there another, perhaps darker, side to humor?
A: The best medicine is leeches, always and forever.
Q: What is the ultimate secret to making something funny?
A: Pinch of cumin.
Q: What’s the best joke you’ve got in your back pocket?
A: Knock knock who’s there? Dwayne. Dwayne who? Dwayne the tub I’m dwounding! God, that’s a good joke.