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Spotlight: Orlando Comedy Festival Features Improv, Workshops


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Photo from a past performance of festival founder Matt Gervia’s improv troupe Power2Improv. Image courtesy of Power2Improv on Facebook

Photo from a past performance of festival founder Matt Gervia’s improv troupe Power2Improv. Image courtesy of Power2Improv on Facebook

The Orlando Comedy Festival is this weekend. It focuses on improvisation and sketch comedy, with more than two dozen groups performing a variety of improv styles, and some teaching workshops so attendees can immerse themselves in the funny.

Festival founder and organizer Matt Gervia is also an improv teacher and performer.

He tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston that the festival is growing as people begin to realize that the art of improv can impart empowering life lessons as well as laughs.

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Learn more about the Orlando Comedy Festival at the festival website.


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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »

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