A competition of the forces

ComedySportz hosted a Good vs. Evil theater match on Jan. 20.

The disparity between good versus evil may not be commonly addressed, but the ComedySportz club managed to use it as a humorous theme for their competition held on Jan. 20 at the school auditorium. 

The competition split 16 students into two groups of 8 students, with four from each group on stage at a time. They all dressed in costumes of villains and good people while performing skits made up on the spot with suggestions from the audience. 

For senior Rin Lakandula, this was the first event she has participated in after watching the others throughout the year. According to Lakandula, her favorite part of the experience was dressing up for her part. 

“[My outfit] was a trench coat and I had these dark sunglasses on and everything,” Lakandula said. “I really liked just interacting with my team. At one point I threw my teammate on the ground for a scene, and it made the audience laugh really loud and that made me feel better. I was really nervous at first, but honestly, just being courageous enough to stand on that stage and say anything is automatically funny to the audience. They’ll laugh if you start laughing and so that makes all my nerves go away.”

ComedySportz has junior varsity and varsity teams with student coaches for each. There are around 30 members, so there are many opportunities for different students to work together towards a common goal. Their advisor, Cale Espinel, also plays a big role in them coming together as a team.

“[In this good vs. evil match], evil may have won, but again, it’s just not really about the competition, but rather, for the students to have fun,” Espinel said.

For ComedySportz all the students in the club had to audition for the team and had to sign a contract saying they will get kicked off the team if they miss too many practices. According to Espinel, after putting so much effort to get into the club, everyone really wanted to be there.

“Having a club or an organization is different from classes because students are a part of it by choice. Everyone’s really passionate about it and participates in the activities as a community,” Espinel said.