Half-Masted Improv


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April 13, 2017

Blair is alive and magic is afoot! She will hit your blues with a rainbow of comedy sunshine, keeping aware of the fact that blue is in the rainbow, because that’s all part of the stew. Blair knows the stew. Knowing is her Way. As is Comedy.

An interview with Blair

Best food to order at a fast food place: Extra sauce.
Movie you wish you were in: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Life goal: Travel to all 7 continents or find the perfect ratio of cereal to milk.
Favorite comedian: Robin Williams
Best thing about improv: I don’t have to remember my lines.
FUN FACT: I am a certified Scuba Diver.


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April 13, 2017

Impossible to anagram, Bronwyn wakes up every morning, and goes to sleep at night, just like someone who isn’t a brilliant comedienne and alternate Powerpuff Girl. She likes Viktoriya Yermolyeva, presumably because they are also impossible to anagram. Worn by many, wielded by few, will she brandish the Comedy Gauntlets at the next show? Bronwyn May.

An interview with Bronwyn

Best food to order at a fast food place: Crispy chicken sandwich and fries.
Movie you wish you were in: “Mean Girls”
Life goal: Become a clothing store or restaurant owner, landscape designer, or a cast member on SNL… I have a lot of dreams.
Favorite thing to do in your free time: I work on this website. I enjoy that.
Favorite comedian: Amy Poehler
Best thing about improv: When a weird and special moment happens in a show that no one can predict and it makes the show unforgettable.
FUN FACT: My favorite podcast is “Good Job, Brain!” because I love all things trivia!


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April 13, 2017

Danny feels like an “R” rated movie – He’s really deep and intellectual with tons of good life lessons, but as soon as your parents come in, there’s an awkward sex scene. Then you have to say “No! I promise he’s not like this normally!”

An interview with Danny

Best food to order at a fast food place: Chicken tenders. Can’t go wrong there.
Something you’re known for: Burritos.
Movie you wish you were in: “The Emperor’s New Groove” so I could hang out with Kronk.
Life goal: To improve the life of each person I meet, no matter how small.
Favorite thing to do in your free time: I’m a pretty big gamer (both of the board and video variety).
Favorite comedian: Too many… Louis CK, Bill Burr, and John Mulaney.
Best thing about improv: The positivity 🙂
FUN FACT: I used to be a professional commentator for video games.


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April 13, 2017

Musical as James Dean and rebellious as Billy Joel, Jacob can play French Horn with one hand, trumpet with the other, and can add in piano, but we aren’t going to tell you how.


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April 13, 2017

Woke up it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing I knew, was that Kamal was on stage and he was entertaining you. He takes selfies in his autos and loves royal rumble wreckin’! Won’t you stay, he’ll put on the day and give you 23 laughs per second!


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April 13, 2017

Hello, internet, and all who inhabit it! We want you to meet Layne LeQuatte, which is French for “The Three Lanes”. This is appropriate, because Layne delivers all three lanes of comedy on the metaphorical highway of our stage: Satire, Slapstick, and that Haircut!

Logan C.

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April 13, 2017

Measuring only five feet one, Logan’s presence is such that people often come away with the impression that he is the tallest member of our little band of thugs. Logan embraces the good, fights the bad, and tolerates the neutral. He keeps a locked box in his pocket, about the size of a deck of cards or a pack of cigarettes, and gets gently violent when anybody asks about its contents. If you prick him, he bleeds, if you tickle him, he laughs, if you poison him, he dies, and if you wrong him, shall he not revenge?

Logan T.

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April 13, 2017

What do you call a triangular piece of chocolate that is brilliant at comedy? Logan Tobler…one! When he’s not dressed as a chipmunk, Logan will – actually – sorry – once you see him dressed as a chipmunk, how can you say anything else? Oh Logan. Oh Chipmunk. Oh world.

An interview with Logan T.

Movie you wish you were in: I wish I was in “The Muppets”.
Life goal: To be a broadcaster.
Favorite comedian: Will Ferrell
Best thing about improv: The unique suggestions we always get to act out.
FUN FACT: I have the highest IQ level of “American Idol” out of anyone in the world. If you give me a season and a placement, I can say who that person is and possibly what song they sang the week they were eliminated.



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April 13, 2017

Thou, Mallory, improv her goddess; to thy comedy her services are bound. Wherefore should we stand in the plague of budget cuts and permit the curiosity of students to wither? No, for she is some twelve or fourteen characters presented sequentially, brother, bastard, base? Her dimensions are as well compact as her mind is generous and her shape is true as honest comedy’s issue? Her brand is us.


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April 13, 2017

All the way from Bogota, Colombia; beloved by Half-Masted, Buzzfeed, VOGUE, and MTV, Natalia Tinoco will take the negativity in the room, trap it in a snow globe, shake it up, and then toss it into the heart of an active volcano. That metaphor worked better in my head. Let’s talk literally: Natalia is amazing onstage and you will be delighted to see her perform!

An interview with Natalia

Best food to order at a fast food place: M&M McFlurry
Something you’re good at: Zumba


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April 13, 2017

“Sarah,” asked Tonya one day in a quiet voice, “Why does the moon feel so cold when I hold it in my hands?” Sarah didn’t know how to answer such a question. Cold? In her hands? What was Aunt Tonya even asking? Why was she the way she was. And for that matter, why was Sarah the way she was? These were the questions, the big questions, not “Why does the moon feel so cold when I hold it in my hands.” But yet, but yet, but yet…

Auditions August 30 & 31, 2016!

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August 24, 2015
Half Masted Improv Needs New People

We need new members!

Maybe you could be one.

Here is a Facebook event about the whole thing.

Here is more info:

Come try out to be a member of Half Masted

5pm, Tuesday, August 30
5pm, Wednesday, August 31

Auditions are held in the Purple Pen Room (Tue) & College Eye Room (Wed) inside Maucker Union at the University of Northern Iowa