Improv Comedy Team

BCHS ‘Balding Eagles’ Improv Team

Balding Eagles LogoBishop Chatard’s award-winning Improv Team, ‘Balding Eagles’, is one of the most popular extracurricular organizations at Bishop Chatard.

Students have a great time while learning important life skills! Besides teaching teamwork and having fun, improvisation develops performance skills that can carry over in many life situations: listening, observing, being in the moment and thinking on your feet.

Faculty facilitators for the team are Tristan Zavaleta and Joseph Knight.

two boys from team in action

An Inside Look at the Sport

The BCHS Improv team gets to work shortly after the start of the school year, usually starting with a big “Welcome Back” show, with tryouts happening shortly after. Practices then start, consisting of warm ups, exercises highlighting important roles to comedy, and practice games that will be played at shows.

More is required to be a part of the Improv Comedy team than meets the eye. It is not just about “being funny”, but rather working as part of a team, communicating, listening, and following the 4 Pillars of Improv: Don’t Deny, Say “Yes, And”, There are No Mistakes, and most importantly, Have Fun!

Shows begin early in the school year and usually have a fun theme. First semester finishes strong with a big Christmas show and the end of the school year is jam packed with the “Students vs. Teachers” show and the “Alumni Show”.